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Isuzu eyes smooth ride as truck export plans rev up

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Japanese carmaker Isuzu Motors Ltd holds a positive outlook for 2018 shipments from its Thai manufacturing base, as it is seeks new market destinations and plans to export its big trucks for the first time this year.

Thursday, Feb 22

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BMW M5 sells for the first time in Thailand

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BMW steals the march over arch-rival Mercedes-Benz in importing a high-performance saloon on an official basis.

Wednesday, Feb 21

2018 Ferrari 488 Pista revealed with 720hp

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Go-faster model of 488 GTB is claimed to be just as quick as the LaFerrari from 0-100kph.

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Volvo looks to shift out of heavy truck industry rut

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Swedish vehicle maker Volvo Group Thailand is confident it can overcome the contractions that plagued the industry last year as the local truck market starts growing again.

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Porsche tweaks 911 GT3 RS for 2018

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Iconic sports car aims for lightweight thrills rather than the ballistic performance of the GT2 RS.

Sunday, Feb 18

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Powering the EV surge

The government is keen on transforming Thailand into a global production hub for electric vehicles (EVs), offering measures to encourage local car factories to build this new generation of automobiles, but uncertainty persists about how to…

Saturday, Feb 17

08

Thai price of Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe falls by B1m

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Thanks to local assembly, 367hp performance coupe from leading luxury nameplate now costs 4.14 million baht.

Friday, Feb 16

09

Winter Olympics showcases Korean self-driving vehicles

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea: There's a competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics that has nothing to do with sports, and plenty to do with jousting between automakers and tech companies over autonomously driving vehicles.

07

Suzuki Swift 1.2 GLX (2018) review

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There are many things to like about Suzuki’s latest-generation Swift, but it isn’t a class-act yet.

Thursday, Feb 15

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Honda aims to maintain market share

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Japanese carmaker Honda Automobile Thailand is optimistic about the sport utility vehicle (SUV) market in 2018 after capturing a 61.2% market share last year.

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FTI slams plan to halve import duty

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The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) has criticised a plan to slash import car duty from 80% to 40%, saying the measure will harm the country's automotive industry in the long run.

Wednesday, Feb 14

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New BMW X4 revealed for 2018

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Sporty mid-size SUV gets improvements in the same manner as its function-oriented X3 sibling.

Monday, Feb 12

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Auto industry game-changers

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New data-driven services, strong lightweight materials and a rapid emergence of infrastructure for electric vehicles are key trends that will influence the automotive industry in the coming year, according to the enterprise software…

Sunday, Feb 11

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Mini John Cooper Works Countryman (2018) review

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Mini’s SUV can now be had with John Cooper Works power, but can it really feel more special over the Cooper S model?

Saturday, Feb 10

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Driverless cars to shake up insurance industry

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Car insurance premiums may drop by 25% in the next four years, drastically reducing their role in the insurance business, as car ownership shifts to corporations and autonomous vehicles make driving safer.

Friday, Feb 9

Suzuki seeks HEV privileges from BoI

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Japan's Suzuki Motor Corporation has applied for the government's electric vehicle (EV) scheme to produce hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs).

Thursday, Feb 8

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Infineon unwraps learning centre to energise EVs

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Germany's Infineon, which makes components for eight of the top 10 electric cars on the market, has opened a learning centre alongside King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL) to encourage local companies to develop…

Ranger Raptor to make global debut

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US carmaker Ford Motor Co is realising its vision of introducing a premium pickup in Asia-Pacific, unveiling the Ranger Raptor in Thailand on Wednesday.

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Mitsubishi Triton Athlete (2018) review

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The Triton has become the latest four-door pickup to get dressed up with an array of cosmetic upgrades. Can it work in a highly competitive market?

10

2018 Suzuki Swift: Thai prices and specs

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New-generation B-segment hatchback comes with better fuel efficiency than ever to meet Ecocar Phase II rules.

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GPI forecasts motor show sales upshift

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SET-listed auto show organiser Grand Prix International Plc (GPI) is confident that car bookings from its showcase next month will increase for the first time in five years, thanks to positive market sentiment.

Wednesday, Feb 7

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Ford Ranger spawns Raptor derivative

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Rugged-looking mid-sized pickup comes with bold design, downsized diesel engine and 10-speed automatic.

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Honda Brio Amaze revealed in second-generation form

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A-segment saloon receives a redesigned body and sits on an all-new platform.

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Nissan set to release Leaf in Thai market

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Nissan Motor Co will begin selling its 100% electric Nissan Leaf in seven markets in Asia and Oceania, including Thailand, during the fiscal year that starts in March.

Monday, Feb 5

BMW X2 xDrive 20d M Sport X (2018) first drive review

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Creating sporty dervs from traditional SUVs is nothing new, but the all-new X2 is more than just a raked X1.

Saturday, Feb 3

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Mercedes-Benz A-Class revealed in next-gen form

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Premium compact hatchback gets a fancy interior, plus upgraded platform and four-cylinder engines.

Thursday, Feb 1

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10,000 first cars to be unlocked

The Excise Department will unlock ownership transfers of 10,000 cars bought under the first-time car buyer scheme and blocked by the Office of the Auditor-General (OAG) because they are pending excise tax refund inspections in the next few…

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Hyundai teases 2018 Santa Fe SUV ahead of Geneva reveal

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Flagship crossover to enter fourth generation with the brand’s latest design language.

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Eppo eager to spark EV adoption with privileges

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The Energy Policy and Planning Office (Eppo) plans to propose more stimulus measures for electric vehicles (EVs) in the Thai market after seeing few of them on the road.

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Mitsubishi on the EV sidelines

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Japan's Mitsubishi Motors Thailand remains on the sidelines of electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing capabilities, even as its competitors have joined the government's EV scheme.