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Ford Everest Concept 2014

Ford has used the 2014 Bangkok Motor Show to show off the new Ford Everest Concept in the ASEAN region. The SUV is built on the Ranger platform.

Continue to view the Ford Everest Concept video.

2014 Ford Everest Concept

New 2014 Toyota Corolla Altis - Test Drive

2014 Altis Side

The Toyota Corolla Altis is Bangkok’s taxi. Over the years I have spent countless hours as a passenger in the Altis, but not a lot of time behind the wheel of the most popular C Segment car in Bangkok. In fact, it has been 6-years since I drove the 2008 Altis.

Last month I finally got behind the wheel of the “All-new” 2014 model and I’d like to share my opinions but before that I’ll cut to the chase and state it up front: The 2014 Altis is a great car! But... it isn’t perfect.

2014 Toyota Corolla Altis - Detailed Preview

The 2014 Toyota Corolla Altis is coming soon. The US and European version of the car have been unveiled already, and while there will be some differences, the Thai version will be more or less following the European model in terms of design and specification.

2014 Altis Image

For that reason, we will focus on the European model here.

2014 Toyota Corolla Altis - Side 2014 Toyota Corolla Altis - LED Running Lights

Ford Ranger XLT Problem

The owner of this Ford Ranger XLT has made a few modifications to the vehicle. For one thing, he has added a nice set of alloy rims, and attempted to ape the look of the Wildtrack with some additions to the cargo bed. But there is one other alteration that has been made to the truck which is more than a little strange. Can you spot it?

Ford Ranger XLT Problem Image

New 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class - Clown Face

The all-new Mercedes-Benz S-Class was launched recently. While nobody seems to be arguing over the technical strengths of the car, it seems that some of the design features of the car are causing some divided opinions.

2014 Mercedes S-Class Front Image

Here are some reasons why I am not a fan of the S-Class design:

2009 S-Class Front 2013 A-Class Front

Proton Prevé - Test Drive Report

Towards the end of 2008 I test drove the Proton Persona (CNG Version). At the time, I had hoped that the Proton would provide a real alternative in the Thai market, and unfortunately despite looking good on paper, and despite offering apparently excellent value for money, I came away from the whole experience disappointed.

Jump forward to today, and we are mid-way through 2013. The new Proton Prevé has been on the market in Thailand for just a few months, and I finally found time to check it out. As I got behind the wheel of the new car I had similarly high hopes that the Prevé could deliver.

Proton Preve Front Image

Continue reading to see if the Prevé could "prove" to be better than the Persona.

2013 Proton Preve Engine Bay 2013 Proton Preve Front

2013 Honda Civic Hybrid - Test Drive Report

The 2013 Honda Civic Hybrid sounds reasonably compelling. But despite the promise of improved fuel consumption with a price of just shy of 1.1 million baht, the Civic Hybrid may not be as economically viable as we would be lead to believe.

Civic Hybrid Image

This week I took the Civic Hybrid for a drive and would like to share my thoughts with perspective buyers.

Bangkok International Motor Show 2013 : Mitsubishi

Our continuing coverage of the Bangkok International Motor Show continues with a look at what Mitsubishi Motors brought along. It turns out that Mitsubishi had a few concept vehicles which are very relevant to the Thai market.

Mitsubishi GR-HEV - There is a 2014 Triton in there somewhere

Mitsubishi G4 Concept Mitsubishi G4 Concept - Side

2013 Toyota Vios - Official Promo for 34th Bangkok International Motor Show Launch

If you have been following the coverage of the 2013 Toyota Vios, you may be aware that the car isn't as new as it looks on the surface. That makes this video all the more fun.

Screen capture from Toyota Vios promo video.

Bangkok International Motor Show 2013 : Toyota

The 34th Bangkok International Motor Show is currently on, and we will be sharing some of the highlights over the next few days. Following on from our look at the Ford exhibit yesterday, we now turn our attention to Toyota.

It's all about the Vios

2013 Toyota Vios - Front - Live Image 2013 Toyota Vios - Engine bay - Live Image

Bangkok International Motor Show 2013 : Ford

The 34th Bangkok International Motor Show is currently on, and we will be sharing some of the highlights over the next few days. We'll begin by taking a look at what Ford has on show.

Motor Show 2013 Image

Ford Ecosport 2013 - Silver - Front - Live Picture Ford Ecosport 2013 - Silver - Side - Live Picture

New Cars For 2013 : Toyota Vios

There are literally a handful of mainstream manufacturers in Thailand. Some of the blame for this situation lies with the high levels of tax that forms a barrier to entry for new brands unwilling to invest heavily in manufacturing bases here in Thailand. But, while tax has something to do with it, I believe it is also true to say that the average Thai car owner is very conservative.

Toyota Vios 2013 Front (Photoshopped) Toyota Vios 2013 Rear (Photoshopped)

Cost of First Car Policy

To some, the new car scheme might seem like a great thing. To others, the scheme might have provided too sweet a deal to pass up. At the end of the day.... there is no such thing as a free lunch.

Chevrolet Trailblazer Thai Debut Tomorrow - Detailed Preview

Chevrolet is to unveil the all-new Chevrolet TrailBlazer in Thailand tomorrow, March 21st. The launch will be broadcast online and the launch event pre-empts the Bangkok International Motor Show which kicks off next week.

Although the image above would make it seem like there is still some mystery about the look of the new SUV, much of the mystery is already spoiled by previous unveils of pre-production version of the new Trailblazer, and what we already know of the new Colorado on which the Trailblazer is based, and which is already on sale.

Chevrolet TrailBlazer Countdown Image

So rather than waiting for tomorrow's launch, let's look at what we already know.

2013 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Front 2013 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Front Left

All New Hyundai Elantra - They must be joking!

Hyundai has finally found time to bring the Elantra to Thailand to compete in the all-important C segment. And this should be a good thing. But is the Elantra a compelling option in the C segment? And is Hyundai really serious about the Thai market?

2012 Hyundai Elantra Image

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