AEON Mall in Phnom Penh hosted the annual Auto Show recently. Among exhibitors were MG, Porsche, Nissan, Meguiar’s car care products, and Audi.
All brands displayed their wares in AEON, which had been temporarily transformed into an impromptu showroom for a myriad of shiny new vehicle models and car related products.
Founded in 1996, Foton is a well established automotive manufacturer from Beijing, China. Foton specialises in trucks, buses, people movers and SUVs.
Taking up a large space of the floor, Foton vehicles look to be good value for money and task orientated. Sporting modern tech features and safety enhancements, Foton vehicles are seemingly a good way to transport people and goods around the crowded city streets. Given the high ground clearance of most vehicles displayed, the provinces should not prove too much of a difficulty either.
MG came to the party with their brand new MG RX5 two wheel drive and the new MG ZS. The new MG RX5 has a long wheel base and spacious interior comfort.
Low fuel consumption, fast acceleration and added safety features like an ultra-high tensile steel body structure. Both the MG RX5 and the MG ZS are very comfortable and tech savy mid-sized SUVs, boasting superior comfort and styling.
Thanks to Tang Chong Motor, Nissan brought three big SUVs to the show with the X-Trail, Navarra and new Terra. Resplendent and glistening in pride of place, the Nissan intelligent mobility designs were a big selling point for Nissan, as their large advertising material proudly exclaimed.
Not to be out done, Porsche had three models on display. For this show they concentrated on their SUV models with the Macan S, the Cayenne, as well as the sportier Cayenne S. The vehicles looked sleek in the modern surrounds with opulent interiors and extras, as one would expect from a luxury vehicle manufacturer such as Porsche.
Rounding out the standard petrol motor vehicles on display was the Audi Q5 Quattro.
A powerful and stylish premium SUV, it looked very refined on the floor in a beautiful shade of white. The interior really stood out with some very futuristic heads up display additions.
An under-represented segment of the market made a stand at AEON with E-Green showing off their wares. E-Green manufacture petrol free electric engine vehicles.
The vehicles are small and made for shorter trips but can be easily and quickly recharged. E-Green tells us that the running costs are negligible relative to petrol vehicles.
E-Green makes vehicles that serve a variety of different sectors, one vehicle The Post viewed came with a refrigerated area for transportation and storage, a very impressive advancement.
Also on show was Indian motorbike maker TVS, with a series of great looking models. They ranged from automatic scooters up to larger motorbikes. One such larger model was the TVS Apache RTR 160, a light bike with a medium sized engine and a great racing finish.
Cleaning products and places also had their heads through the door, with local car wash CTS the Ultimate Car Protection Centre shopping their wares and abilities, as well as internationally renowned car product manufacturer, Meguiar’s. Meguiar’s stall hosted every cleaning product or apparatus that one would ever need to get that ‘just drove off the floor’ look.
The last stall The Post stopped by at the Aeon Mall Auto Show was hosted by Pioneer sound. Renowned for years for the affordable but great value sound systems and speakers, Pioneer have long been the choice of car enthusiasts world-wide and for good reason.
AEON Mall proved a great location for this brand activation, many passersby frequently stopped to talk to sales staff and admire vehicles. For regular visitors to the mall it also provided a welcome change of scenery.