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Showing posts with label Bangkok Motor Show. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bangkok Motor Show. Show all posts

March 7, 2023

Report: All-New 2024 Honda CR-V Getting Turbo, Hybrid Engines

Reports coming out of Thailand suggest that the ASEAN debut of the all-new Honda CR-V is just around the corner. The sixth-generation Honda compact SUV is said to be making its regional debut at the upcoming Bangkok International Motor Show on March 20.

March 27, 2019

Chevrolet Looks to China for Next-Generation Captiva

As Chevrolet was looking for a replacement to its Daewoo-engineered Captiva crossover, they turned to Baojun, the Mainland China joint-venture between SAIC and GM. The result is that hey got a Baojun 530, changed a few things and voila, here’s the 2019 Captiva. The odd thing is that SAIC’s also going to market the Baojun 530 as the MG Hector. How’s that for a plot twist?

March 26, 2019

The Mitsubishi Strada Absolute is a Carbon Fiber Clad Ranger Raptor Fighter (w/ 7 Photos)

It looks like Mitsubishi is dead serious about making an ultimate version of its Strada / L200 / Triton pickup truck. Instead of just showing off the L200 Mountain Rescue Concept, which, admittedly looks a bit sissy right now, the Japanese automaker has come up with this: a carbon fiber clad pickup truck called the Strada Absolute (Triton Absolute in Thailand).

March 18, 2019

Is Mitsubishi Coming Up with a Hotter Version of the Strada?

Mitsubishi is wasting no time bringing out a sportier version of their recently-launched Strada / TRITON / L200 pickup truck. Headlining their display at the 40th Bangkok International Motor Show at the end of March is what the Japanese carmaker says is, “a car ABSOLUTELY Beyond Tough.” [All caps emphasis is Mitsubishi’s, not ours).

March 25, 2017

Rolls-Royce Black Badge to Make ASEAN Debut at Bangkok International Motor Show

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, the world’s leading luxury house, will bring a bolder and edgier presence to the 38th Bangkok International Motor Show as it showcases its most powerful model, the 624-horsepower, 870 Nm twin-turbocharged V12 Wraith Black Badge for the first time in South East Asia.

March 3, 2017

A Closer Look at the 2017 Honda CR-V's i-DTEC Diesel Engine (w/ Video)

Set to headline this year’s Bangkok International Motor Show this month, Honda Automobiles Thailand has just confirmed that the all-new 2017 CR-V will finally be getting a diesel engine. The Bangkok Post reports that Honda’s compact crossover will employ a 1.6-liter i-DTEC engine producing 160 horsepower at 4,000 rpm and 350 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm. This is the first time a diesel engine will be fitted to a Honda vehicle in the Southeast Asian region and is a significant step to actually realizing a diesel-fed CR-V in the Philippine market.

March 24, 2016

9 Significant Cars from the 2016 Bangkok International Motor Show

Photos by Ulysses Ang and Chevrolet Press
The 2016 Bangkok International Motor Show is unusually meh this year. Normally the staging ground for everything ASEAN, this year’s edition seems drier in terms of new and/or significant product launches. Still, some automakers came out with their wares; products which will undoubtedly come here in one form or the other.

Cutting out the exotics which regular buyers will likely not care about, these are the significant cars from the 2016 Bangkok International Motor Show.

March 22, 2016

Bangkok Motor Show 2016: Chevrolet Hints at 2017 Colorado and Trailblazer with New Concepts (w/ 24 Photos)

Don’t let the “Concept” moniker fool you: you’re looking at the 2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer and Colorado. Unveiled at the Bangkok International Motor Show, the thinly veiled Trailblazer Premier and Colorado Xtreme Concepts give a strong hint (i.e. less accessories and body cladding) at Chevrolet’s revamped pickup truck and mid-sized 7-seater SUV which will arrive in Philippine showrooms in production form by the end of the year.

March 24, 2015

7 Things You Can't Miss Inside the New Ranger

Editor's Note: click here for the full launch story.

The Ford Ranger re-wrote the pickup truck rules when it made its debut three years ago. Riding on the Blue Oval’s four brand pillars: Quality, Green, Safe, and Smart, it mixes the best attributes of a passenger car with those of a dependable workhorse. Almost overnight, it transformed the pickup into more than something used by utility men and contractors. It made pickups cool.

March 23, 2015

UPDATED: New Ford Ranger is an Uncompromising Mix of Tech and Capability (w/ Video)

Photos by Ulysses Ang and Ford Press
UPDATE 2: Ford just revealed the 2015 Wildtrak (6/13).

UPDATE 1: Here are 7 things you cannot miss in the 2015 Ford Ranger (3/24).

Ford is writing the next chapter in the history of the Ranger pickup with the global unveil of the 2015 model at the 36th Bangkok International Motor Show. Heavily revamped, the new Ranger builds upon the world-class capabilities that made it a global success that includes the Philippines, where it’s currently the best-selling nameplate in its segment. For 2015, Ford is widening the bandwidth of comfort and convenience offered by the Ranger without compromising its tough and rugged package.

March 28, 2014

Could the Ford Fiesta ST Head to ASEAN and Philippines?

The Everest Concept certainly took the limelight at Ford’s display at the 2014 Bangkok International Motor Show. It’s deservingly so, because the almost-production ready 7-seater, three-row SUV is expected to bolster Ford’s SUV line-up.

March 25, 2014

Bangkok Motor Show 2014: Ford Everest Concept Unveiled for ASEAN Market, Inches Towards Production

The Ford Everest Concept takes center stage at Ford’s sprawling pavilion at the 35th Bangkok International Motor Show showing the Blue Oval’s commitment to a product-led transformation that promises segment-leading global vehicles for Thailand as well as the ASEAN region.

March 29, 2013

UPDATED: Ford Unveils Segment-Busting EcoSport for ASEAN Markets

BANGKOK, THAILAND—Sport Utility Vehicles are seen as lumbering giants—too big, too thirsty, and too cumbersome for daily use. Nonetheless, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see the growing popularity of this segment. Ford, through its decade-defining One Ford Plan, aims to address the need for a more urbran-centric SUV; one that’s designed to ultimately tackle the hardest challenge of all: daily life. Meet the all-new Ford EcoSport.

UPDATE: We have now included more launch pictures of the Ford EcoSport after the break.

March 27, 2013

Ford Introduces 1.0-liter EcoBoost in Refreshed Fiesta for ASEAN

Photos by Ulysses Ang

BANGKOK, THAILAND—The presence of Alan Mulally, Ford Motor Company’s rock star President and CEO at the Bangkok International Motor Show served as the perfect indicator that big news awaited the guests gathered at the Ford pavilion. After unveiling the much-awaited segment-busting urban SUV, the EcoSport a day earlier, what larger headline could possibly trump that? After taking the stage, Mr. Mulally quickly mentioned how the ASEAN market is Ford Motor Company’s most important and fastest growing market—growing at a staggering rate of 27 percent year-on-year (to the tune of 87,623 units). He also stressed that a good chunk of buyers in this market would opt for a small car by the year 2020. Then, he dropped a bomb shell: EcoBoost is finally arriving in the ASEAN underneath the refreshed Ford Fiesta.

March 26, 2013

BIMS 2013: Toyota Totally Re-Skins Vios

Photos by Ulysses Ang
Budget-friendly motorists, as well as taxi and fleet companies, will certainly look more stylish as Toyota has given its Vios sub-compact car a global reveal at the Bangkok International Motor Show. The all-new Vios features a head-turning look inspired by the recently launched RAV4 and to some degree, the 86 sportscar.

BIMS 2013: Honda Aims to Get Groove Back with All-New Accord

Photos by Ulysses Ang
Honda is aiming once again to lure luxury buyers back into their fold with the official unveil of the all-new Accord at the Bangkok International Motor Show. Based off the US-market Accord, the ASEAN version features some detail changes to give the Accord a more luxurious twist compared to its American stablemate.

BIMS 2013: Lexus Shows Off All-New IS

Photo by Ulysses Ang
Lexus's highlight at the Bangkok International Motor Show is the all-new IS 300h, showcased in a stunning red color perched in their booth's main stage. This officially marks as the official ASEAN reveal of the new rear-wheel drive sports sedan. Clad in the brand's F Sport package, the swoopy design features the rather controversial "Nike" headlights. Whatever you make of it though, it's deemed as the "boldest design" for Lexus yet. The all-new IS 300h uses a 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle engine mated to Lexus's Hybrid Drive powertrain as well as a CVT transmission.

February 5, 2013

2013 Toyota Vios Set for Bangkok Motor Show Reveal?

Spy Shots courtesy of Sohu Auto
The second-generation Toyota Vios has been in the market since 2007 which means a full model change is long overdue. Now, reports indicate a possible global unveil at the 2013 Bangkok International Motor Show in March.

April 11, 2012

Starting a Revolution: Ford Focus ASEAN Reveal

Photos by Ulysses Ang and Ford Press
When you’re promising to “start more than a car” you know you’re in for a treat. After seeing it as a concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit three years ago, the all-new Ford Focus has finally broken ground for the ASEAN market as a full-fledged production model ready to take to the streets later this year. With the all-new Focus, Ford has once again strived to leapfrog the competition in every conceivable aspect from quality to fuel-efficiency to safety and smart technology. And clearly, they have succeeded.

Developed as part of the company’s ONE Ford strategy, the all-new Focus has taken advantage of shared resources and economies of scale to deliver a compact car that’s brimming with technology most of which hasn’t been seen in the competition, let alone the Philippine automotive market altogether. Technologies such as Active Park Assist, Active City Stop, Blind Spot Information System and Smart Keyless Entry will be available equipment for the Focus.

March 23, 2012

We'll Be Live from the Bangkok Motor Show!

We've seen it as a concept car at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit and now, we're finally going to see the final ASEAN market specific Ford Focus! Yay! will be live from the Bangkok Motor Show starting Monday, March 26 where we'll be covering the unveil and details about the all-new 2013 Ford Focus. Then, we'll be at the Challenger Hall at Impact Muang Thong Thani for the rest of the new cars.

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