The names will be familiar and include some of the most frequently seen cars on Thailand roads. However March 2016 is a big month for the release of new models. If you are considering updating your vehicle, here are six 2016 models in the ‘up to 1,000,000 THB range’ anticipated to be released this month.
Ford Focus 1.6 EcoBoost *฿790,000*
Ford Focus is one of the most prominent products by American multinational auto maker Ford Motor Company. Since its inception in the year 1998, Focus is extremely popular in other export auto markets. Its third generation was introduced in 2010 with some noticeable changes as compared to its predecessors. For its buyers, this sedan is available in two body styles such as hatchback and sedan. The available trims in Thai auto market – Ambiente, Trend, Titanium, Titanium+, Sport and Sport+ powered with two petrol engine variants including Duratec 1.6L Ti-VCT and Duratec 2.0L Ti-VCT
Toyota Vios *฿720,000*
Toyota Vios rightfully targets young buyers with its elegant bodyline and a sound Toyota heart. Currently, Thailand is the only country that offers all the variants of Toyota Vios in the market. Vios has the best selling record after Soluna in Thailand market. When you will have a look at the design model of Vios, you will get a clear idea about its certain style direction. The design line is much similar to that of similar models in America, Australia and China. Toyota has made considerable changes keeping the sharp theme constant liked by the buyers. This four-door subcompact sedan has a bold, aggressive appearance that shows Toyota’s confidence in this volume seller design type model.
Toyota Yaris *฿550,000*
The very renowned Japanese automotive manufacturer ‘Toyota’ has finally taken the wraps off its new Toyota Yaris. The third generation Toyota Yaris especially introduced for the Asian markets is a subcompact hatchback with a new range of equipment and very sheeny outlook. Yaris is also received in the market under the name ‘Toyota echo’ and it appears to battle against Toyota Vios sedan but surely Yaris has got the leading elements despite being a hatchback. The glorious Toyota Yaris is presented in five variants which are TRD Sportivo, G, E, J and J ECO.
Honda Jazz Hybrid *฿800,000*
Honda Jazz, an uncommon yet very stylish and popular hatchback from the line-up of the Japanese auto maker, Honda made its first appearance on the Land of Smiles back in 2003. It made a lasting impression in the minds of Thai residents with its unique looks, modern and advanced cabin, which is loaded with top-notch technology as well as comforting features. The brand has now played its last dice by introducing the hybrid version of the same, which might be the last piece in the puzzle. It combines technology, performance, economical engine and an innovative environment friendly technology under the skin that adds another reason to grab this amazing hatch. The new hybrid variant comes with a lot of improvements and design tweaks as compared to the previous petrol variant.
Honda City Hybrid *฿650,000*
Honda city is one of the most popular and admired sedan across the globe that has continued to impress many on the Land of Smiles as well. The brand looks to extend the model line-up by introducing hybrid version of the same with unbelievable exterior looks and refreshed powertrain. The engine is powered with the brand’s Sport Hybrid Intelligent Dual Clutch Drive that integrates an electric motor, a 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine and the intelligent power unit with a lithium-ion battery. The car comes with a remarkable fuel economy of 34.4 kmpl, which is certainly the best among the hybrid models presently ruling the auto market.
Honda Civic *฿1,000,000*
Honda Civic is a famous two-door sedan available under 5 variants in the Thai market. It has an option of an engine to choose from a 1.8-litre i-VTEC or a 2.0-litre engine. It delivers maximum output and efficient fuel economy. At the exterior part, this car sports chrome grille, wing spoiler, taillights, and fenders to give a more stylish look. In the designing of the interior part, a 7-inch touch screen with advance touch navigator, cruise control, beverage holders, map lights, the advanced music system is equipped that provide it more classy look. It can accommodate more passengers easily. Some safety features like the ABS, EBD, Brake Assist are well equipped.
*Please note all costs are subject to variation and can only be regarded as indicative.