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Jakarta Post

Biggest-ever motor show kicks off

  • Linda Yulisman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, September 21 2012   /  07:15 am
Crowded house: Visitors flock to the Honda booth during the 2012 Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS) at the Jakarta International Expo (JIExpo) in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta on Thursday. The IIMS features 35 automobile manufacturers and will run until Sept. (30. JP/R. Berto Wedhatama)(IIMS) at the Jakarta International Expo (JIExpo) in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta on Thursday. The IIMS features 35 automobile manufacturers and will run until Sept. (30. JP/R. Berto Wedhatama)

Crowded house: Visitors flock to the Honda booth during the 2012 Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS) at the Jakarta International Expo (JIExpo) in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta on Thursday. The IIMS features 35 automobile manufacturers and will run until Sept. (30. JP/R. Berto Wedhatama)The largest ever Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS) kicked off on Thursday at the Jakarta International Expo (JIExpo) in Kemayoran, showcasing dozens of new models. The event, with a focus on eco-friendly cars, will tighten competition in Southeast Asia’s largest automotive market.

The exhibition, expected to attract 350,000 visitors and become the top automotive event in the Asia Pacific, received a major boost with the world premiere unveiling of Honda’s first hybrid/sports car, the New Honda CR-Z, before it is taken to the world’s benchmark auto-show, the Paris Motor Show, at en...