AUTOMOBILE SHOW BANGKOK

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AUTOMOBILE SHOW BANGKOK   Title: International Auto Show at Bitec Exhibition Center           The yearly Automobile show in Bangkok took place from March 30 – April 8. On an area of more than 79,000 sqm. , 130 companies from 11 different countries participated at this year´s exhibition. Special events such as a classic car show, Off Road training a Miss Auto show contest brightened up the exhibition. Automotive companies joining the show had a chance to bring the newest technologies to show in this event for people to know, such as concept cars, super cars, hi-technology engines, concept motor bikes, motor sport equipment, cars stereos and others. Furthermore, organizers held several activities during the show such as sport cars show from Ferrari Club, Porsche, Classic Cars, Volkswagen, Austin Mini, Alfa Romeo, Harley Davidson, etc.

Ford had an impressive line-up this year. We hardly remember what Ford had on offer in prior years but the quality was definitely there at this auto show. These beautiful car show models gave us a good look at the lines on these fine machines, and there were also some trucks and passenger cars, although plush interiors on the vehicles wasn’t our first choice of photo ops. Back in the old days in the west Ford half-ton pickups were the only thing we would see. Now the mini trucks rule, although Ford trucks have a lot of competition from Nissan, Toyota, Isuzu and even Chevy trucks. Nowadays vehicle has become an essential part of human’s daily life, and also being like the second home to many people. From day to night many people use their vehicle as working place, dining room, changing room, bedroom, etc. However, the major role of the vehicle is to take us to the destination safety. And we need energy to drive the engine. Hence, the innovation of vehicle development should concern on not only new technology but also energy saving and environment. Here some comparisons of vehicles available on the Thai market. The choices are closely related to popular demand. Please note : All specifications – Prices and Model Rangeshave been processed from the internet official websites of each manufacturer. Any differences to other models , promotions, performance packages etc. are subject to a price quotation from the official dealers.Specifications below are approximates. Not binding.         Small Compacts – Lower Priced Vehicles .Front / Auto= Front wheel drive + Automatic Gearbox
Manufacturer Model Engine / HP / Fuel Drive Price
Toyota Yaris 1,5 l. / 109 HP/ gas Front / Auto 539,000
Honda Jazz 1,5 l. /120 HP/ Gas Front / Auto 560,000
Nissan March 1,2 l. / 79 HP/ Gas Front / Auto 459,000
Mazda Mazda 2 1,5 l. / 103 HP / Gas Front / Auto 564,000
Ford Fiesta 1,6 l. / NA. Front / Auto NA
Kia Picanto 1,1 l./ 65 HP/ Gas Front / Auto 549,000
Proton Savvy 1,15 l. /74 HP/ Gas Front / Auto 439,000
Chevrolet Aveo 1,4 l./ 102 HP/ Gas Front / Auto 644,000

CompactsEconomy – Basic Compact ModelsGas = Gasoline / Petrol

Manufacturer Model Engine / Fuel Drive Price
Toyota Vios 1,5 l./ 109 HP/ Gas Front / Auto 514,000
Honda Civic 1,8 L. / 140 HP / Gas Front / Auto 749,000
Nissan TiidaLatio 1,6 l. / 109 HP/ Gas Front / Auto 681,000
Mazda Mazda 3 1,6 l. / 105 HP / Gas Front / Auto 799,000
Ford Focus 1,8 l. / 125 HP / Gas Front / Auto 719,000
Kia Cerato 2,0 l. / 156 HP/ Gas Front / MT NA
Proton Persona 1,6 l./ 110 HP/ Gas Front / Auto 534,000
Chevrolet Optra 1,8 l. / 121 HP / Gas Front / Auto 905,000
Mitsubishi Lancer 1,6 l./ 102 HP/ E20 Front / Auto 632,000
  4 Door Trucks – Top of the Model Range – 4WD and Automatic Transmission
Manufacturer Model Diesel Engine Drive / AT Price / Baht
Toyota Hi Lux Vigo 3,0 l. TD/ 163HP 4 WD 953,000
Nissan Navara 2,5 l. TD/ 175 HP 4 WD 884,500
Mazda BT – 50 3,0 l. TD/ 160 HP 4 WD 838,000
Isuzu D Max 2,0 l. TD/ 163 HP 4 WD 1.314,000
Chevrolet Colorado 2,5 l. TD/175 HP 4 WD 882,000
Mitsubishi Triton L200 3,2 l. TD / 165 HP 4 WD 929,000
Ford Ranger 3,0 l. TD / 156 HP 4 WD 920,000

SUV ( Sport Utility Vehicle) Top of the Line2wd = 2 Wheel Drive,4wd = 4 Wheel drive, TD = turbo Diesel,D= Diesel

Manufacturer Model Engine / Fuel Drive Price
Toyota Fortuner 3,0 TD / 163 HP / Gas 4 WD 1.439,000
Honda CRV 2,4 l. / 180 HP / Gas 4 WD 1.513,000
Nissan X Trail 2,0 l./ 136 HP/Gas 4 WD 1.065,000
Mazda CX – 9 3,7 l/ 273 HP/ Gas 4 WD 3.690,000
Ford Escape 2,3 l. / 240 HP / Gas 4 WD 1.279,000
Isuzu MU-7 3,0 l. TD/163 HP/ D 4 WD 1.314,000
Mitsubishi Pajero 3,2 TD / 165 HP / D 4 WD 1.267,000
Porsche Cayenne V8 Turbo / 550 HP 4 WD 19.900,000

 

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