New Cars

Honda to Rejoin Thai MPV market with "Freed"?

Honda Freed Image

Honda is likely to rejoin the MPV market in Thailand with a all-new model: the Freed. Just launched in Japan, the Freed is rumoured to be on the way to Thailand as early as this year.

Camry Hybrid for Thailand in 2009

Toyota Camry Hybrid

Toyota will begin production of the Camry Hybrid in Thailand in 2009. Toyota is to produce 9,000 units a year in Thailand, starting in 2009.

In order to make the adjustments to the assembly line at the Gateway plant in Chachoengsao province, Toyota is making an investment of THB 90 million.

2008 Honda Jazz Review - Best now Better

The new Honda Jazz is now trickling into Honda dealers around Thailand, and is available for test drive. Having taken the car out to see how it drives, I'd like to share my opinions.

2008 Honda Fit - Yellow

Eco Car Project Pricing Clue

Either there is an error in the article below, or Eco-Cars are going to be expensive. Taken from the Bangkok Post, the article below is mostly stuff you will have already heard about the Eco-Car project.

Space Up Concept Image

But it seems that this article does answer a question that many are interested to know: What will Eco-Cars cost? Or perhaps the best way to put it is: How cheap will Eco-Cars be?

As you scan down through the article you eventually meet this statement:

Thailand's small eco-cars will be selling in the range of $16,000 and up.

2008 Bangkok Motor Show Coverage

The 2008 Bangkok International Motor Show is over. If you didn't catch it, or if you are interested in finding out what was new at the show, or if you just want to see some photos from the show here are a few useful links to help you navigate to what you want on bkkautos.com.

Articles related to this years Motor Show can be found listed here.

Galleries from the show can be linked to from the relevant articles, or you can find them here.

I'm still adding content, both images and articles, so this is the best way to keep a check on the latest articles. Actually the best way is to subscribe to our RSS feed, but failing that, try these links.

2008 Bangkok International Motor Show : Naza Forza

Correction : The Naza Forza with airbags and alloy wheels actually carries a THB 30,000 premium over the standard model. This means that at THB 379,000 it is approaching Proton Savvy money. Also, these prices are introductory, and although Naza has extended the duration of the reduction period. Sorry for the error in the original posting.

2008 Bangkok International Motor Show : Chevrolet Colorado CNG

Chevrolet Thailand gave us a look at their Colorado CNG at the Bangkok International Motor Show that ended on Sunday. Chevrolet already has a factory equipped CNG version of the Optra sedan and estate on the market, and this CNG version of Chevrolet's one-ton pick-up has been on the cards for a few years now.

Read on for more information and pictures from the show...

2009 Nissan Teana Leaked

The 2009 Nissan Teana will be officially unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show in a few weeks time. However, as is usually the case, and thanks to the internet, nothing is sacred anymore, and dealer sales manual images have been leaked out of Japan. Although the quality of these images isn't the best, it gives us a pretty clear impression of the 2008 Nissan Teana.

Read on for more images.

2008 Bangkok International Motor Show : Nissan Intima Concept

Car shows in Thailand are basically glorified showroom. Thankfully some of the car makers still get the idea, and offer at least one concept car. At the back of the Nissan display, on a raised revolving platform sat the Nissan Intima concept.

Nissan Intima Image

2008 Bangkok International Motor Show : Tata Xenon

Tata Motors used the Bangkok International Motor Show to unveil the Tata Xenon, and showcase several other models with the hope of making an impression. The show ended today, and if you didn't get to visit it and are curious to hear some comments on the Tata offerings, I'll do my best to give you an idea of the impact the Xenon made on me.

Tata exibit

2008 Bangkok International Motor Show : 2nd Generation Honda Jazz

The new Honda Jazz is attracting a lot of attention at the Bangkok International Motor Show, the event that Honda decided to use to launch the 2nd generation Jazz. In much the same way as the new Accord stole the 2007 Motor Expo, the Jazz did the same job for Honda at the 2008 Motor Show, with the Honda exhibit constantly crowded with visitors pouring all over the new car.

Honda Jazz

2008 Toyota Corolla 5 Star NCAP

There was a time when Volvo had the monopoly on car safety. Not anymore. In Europe, with the Euro NCAP testing, the majority of new cars are proving to provide excellent crash performance.

The 2008 Toyota Corolla sedan, known here in Thailand as the Altis, also managed to turn in a very good crash test result, with a 5-star rating.

New Honda Jazz - "R u Jazz enough?"

Honda have updated their Thai website and it's all to do with the new Jazz. The first hint that something is up is when the model line-up appears at the base of the main page:

Motor Show 2008 - Ford: Let's get ready for a surprise!

Ford Surprise

Ford have a surprise in store for visitors to the Bangkok International Motor Show, kicking off on 28 March at Bitec. Ford's website has a little button suggesting that there is going to be a surprise at the motor show, and offers free tickets.

Following the link brings you to a page which seems to give away everything. Surprised?

Toyota aim to build Camry Hybrid in Thailand

According to reports coming out of Singapore, Yasuyuki Kawamoto, the chief engineer of the Thai assembled Corolla Altis, has said that Toyota would be assembling the Camry Hybrid in Thailand.

Hybrid Camry Display

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