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International motor show opens in Indonesia

The 2018 Indonesian International Motor Show (IIMS) opened in Kemayoran, Jakarta on April 19, with the participation of 38 local and foreign automotive brands.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo attended the event and visited several booths at the show.

The annual motor show, which runs until April 29, has a wide of vehicles on display, including sport utility vehicles (SUVs), multipurpose vehicles (MPVs), trucks, electric cars and motorcycles. Cars and motorcycles with classic designs are also introduced at the event.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Indonesian Industry Minister Airlanga Hartarto said in addition to showcasing new products of the country’s automotive industry, the event is expected to inspire local car manufacturers to increase their global competitiveness.

Indonesia’s automotive industry was growing fast to serve the demand of domestic and export markets, including Vietnam. The country’s production of four-wheeled vehicles increased from 1.17 million in 2016 to 1.21 million in 2017.