Protect your car from the floods - How to

With the flood water moving in and affecting the lives of millions of people in Thailand and the region, and with climate change proponents predicting more of the same in the years ahead, it might be wise to have some plans in place to protect your transportation.

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Here are some practical ways to avoid flood damage to your car.

Truck driving slowly through a flooded road in Bangkok Taxi with a exhaust extension, just waiting for the water to flow into it!

2012 Toyota Camry Pictures

Photos of the 2012 Toyota Camry were leaked a few weeks ago, but those were of the North American version. Now we have images of the model that interests us, the one that is a much closer match for the Thai market version.

2012 Toyota Camry Image

So what can be said about the new 2012 Toyota Camry? Well, I think it's fair to say that the overall look of the car is okay. Although everything has changed and this is an all-new car, it retains a familiarity that is somehow comforting.

2012 Toyota Camry Front Black Colour 2012 Toyota Camry Interior front

New GS battery aimed at eco-cars

GS Thailand, has developed a new battery which is aimed squarely at the new eco-car market.

Of course, these batteries are probably not all that special if you are used to living in a part of the world where virtually all batteries are modern, and maintenance free. And if you are like me, battery technology probably won't be getting you too excited. However, the effort from GS is appreciated and worth a mention.

Rumour: Etios to replace Yaris and Vios in Thailand for 2012

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With the Nissan March and the Honda Brio leading the way in eco-car sales, Toyota has yet to join the cheap-car party.

The Yaris and Vios are getting old, and although a 2012 Yaris is being prepared for Europe and other markets, there is reason to suspect that Toyota might drop the Yaris and Vios, and replace them with an entirely new car. Oh boy!

Let's take a look at the Toyota Etios, a car which looks like Toyota's most likely contender for Thailand's eco-car project.

2012 Honda Civic Not Worth Waiting For

Are you waiting for the new 2012 Honda Civic to make it's way to Thailand? The outgoing Civic is a nice car, and you'd be forgiven for expecting the 2012 model to be a substantial step forward. But, according to Consumer Reports, the new Civic could well be a disappointment.

2012 Honda Civic Rear Image

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As well as subscribing to bkkAutos with your RSS reader, bookmarking in your browser, or just remembering the URL and visiting now and then, has finally joined Twitter. You can now follow us by clicking the "Follow" button at the bottom of the page, or by visiting our twitter page. Thanks.

Another Killer Premium Brand Car Strikes

Charn Thaiphadungpong, 57, dropped his nephew off at Temrak Suksa School in Nonthaburi. Then he had some problem with his car, and as a result of this problem he lost control of the car in the school campus and ran the car into a group of 20 sixth-grade students, killing one and injuring 6 others, two of them seriously.

How did this happen?

2012 Honda CR-V Caught In Open

Following up on the previous coverage of the 2012 Honda CR-V story, there is now an image of the all-new 2012 Honda CR-V in the open, albeit with a fairly heavily disguised front end.

2012 Honda CR-V Image

New 2012 CR-V in Q4

Is this the face of the 2012 Honda CR-V? We can only hope it's not, but, the current model isn't exactly a beauty either. Still, the 2007 Honda CR-V is set to be replaced by an all new 2012 model in time for the new year.

2012 Honda CR-V Rendering Image

Selfish Drivers in Thailand - Parking

Driving in Bangkok can be extremely stressful. Keeping a cool head, while contending with what can accurately be described as deplorable driving conditions, is not easy. But reaching your destination without incident is only half the battle. Now you have to find a parking space.

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Best Car Ever

Recently there seems to have been too much bad news, too many heavy items, and perhaps it's time to remember what it's like to just laugh out loud. This video -- apparently made by a Lada owner to promote the sale of his used car -- is just priceless. Enjoy.

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Auto Tax Reforms Concern Industry

Proposed changes to vehicle tax rates to be based on CO2 emissions are being met with some degree of reservation by the Thai auto industry, ever keen to hammer out the best possible deal.

Will the squeaky wheel get the kick or the oil? Who's crying like the biggest baby? Read on...

Porsche Cuts 17 Year Old in Two - Video of Car

A video of a Thai language news report covering the aftermath of the horrific 'accident' is on youtube. During the report, there is some dialogue with the Thai Police Officer responsible for the case. He makes some telling statements, and in light of what we know now, it's clear that he was deliberately misleading.

Porsche Cuts 17 Year Old in Two - Driver at large

I don't really know where to start with this story, but it must be told and told and shared and there must be justice. Let everyone know and don't let up.

Let's start with the facts, and take it from there. A 17-year-old girl has been killed after she was hit by a Porsche Cayman.

It gets worse: The driver must have been speeding, because the impact broke the young woman into two pieces.

It gets worse: The driver the proceeded to flee the scene of the accident and continued for 10km before parking the car and abandoning it outside a restaurant.

It gets worse: read on and prepare to get really angry!

Story has been updated. See updates at the base of the article after the jump.

2012 Ford Ranger Wildtrak Promotional Video

Thailand still awaits the arrival of the all new 2012 Ford Ranger. While we wait, we can get used to the new design, since it has already been unveiled. The following video gives a flavour of the Wildtrak version, and I think you'll agree that it's tasty.

2012 Ford Wildtrak Image

Video after the jump.

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