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Sunday, Dec 10

10

New Senna is most extreme McLaren yet

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Super-light mid-engined hypercar is the new star in the brand’s Ultimate Series after the P1.

Saturday, Dec 9

02

MG Chon Buri plant opens

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Thai-Chinese carmaker SAIC Motor-CP has opened its new 10-billion-baht plant in Chon Buri, aiming to make it the production hub for right-hand-drive MG cars in Asean.

Friday, Dec 8

09

MG ZS 1.5 X (2017) review

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MG’s second crossover comes with a competitively sized package and nice cabin. Shame about its junky drivetrain.

02

Price gap remains a hurdle to Thais embracing EVs

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While the government has already kicked off its electric vehicle (EV) promotion scheme to create environmentally-friendly buyers, Kasikorn Research Center forecasts the market will start expanding in earnest by 2025.

Thursday, Dec 7

10

Lexus makes a seven-seat version of the RX

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Toyota’s upscale nameplate expands its SUV lineup; another new crossover to be shown in concept form in Detroit next month.

Wednesday, Dec 6

00

Government mulls non-tariff EV import rules

The government is looking towards non-tariff barrier measures, particularly battery standards, to prevent an anticipated flood of electric vehicle (EV) imports from China in light of the Asean-China free trade agreement.

11

Audi TT S (2017) review

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The Audi TT S has the same on-paper acceleration ability as the Mercedes-AMG SLC43. Can it be just as good in real-world driving?

03

Ford aims to accelerate EV drive

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SHANGHAI: Ford Motor Co will launch 50 new vehicles in China by 2025, including 15 electrified vehicles, the US firm said at an event in Shanghai on Tuesday, as it looks to rev up sales growth in the market and shift towards cleaner…

Tuesday, Dec 5

2018 Lamborghini Urus SUV unveiled

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Italian super SUV aims to broaden the brand’s clientele and initially comes with twin-turbo V8 muscle.

02

FIT Auto takes liking to Lazada

FIT Auto, a car-care business arm of PTT Plc, which is the country's national oil and gas conglomerate, now sells its products and services on an online marketplace because the company is encouraged by the growth potential of e-commerce.

Monday, Dec 4

01

Ford calls time on eco-car participation

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US carmaker Ford Motor Co has finally decided to withdraw from the government's eco-car scheme, saying the incentive models do not have enough potential to be keen on eco-friendly models.

Saturday, Dec 2

05

Range Rover Velar D180 HSE (2017) review

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Land Rover’s posh nameplate has created another road-biased SUV in the guise of the Velar that feels equally as desirable as its smaller sibling.

Friday, Dec 1

07

BMW i8 Roadster revealed in production-ready form

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Soft-top plug-in hybrid sports car joins coupe sibling in getting more all-electric driving range.

Thursday, Nov 30

06

2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS revealed in third-generation form

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Sporty derivative of the E-Class gets the same swoopy profile and a range of new inline-four and six engines.

Wednesday, Nov 29

00

EVs take centre stage at expo

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Thailand's 2017 International Motor Expo has begun, with several car makers putting their electric vehicles (EV) on display, though they acknowledge the local EV market will take many years to develop.

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2017 Thailand International Motor Expo highlights

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The race to offer battery electric vehicles in Thailand has begun with three players showing interest in official sales.

01

Toyota head aims to steer EV market

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The government policy to promote the country's automotive industry as a hub for electric vehicles (EV) has Toyota Motor Thailand, the local unit of the Japanese car maker, optimistic about future hybrid car manufacturing here.

Tuesday, Nov 28

11

Mazda CX-5 2.2 XDL (2017) review

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The Honda CR-V now has a diesel option to choose from. Is that a deterrent for Mazda’s oil-burning CX-5?

03

Diesel power returns to Mercedes-Benz S-Class

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Flagship saloon gets new six-cylinder diesel-turbo option along with its mandatory facelift; Maybach version also updated.

02

Mazda unsure of tax structure

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Mazda is planning to pour more investment into its Thai engine and transmission facility before the end of the decade, pending some issues in automotive excise taxation.

Monday, Nov 27

17

VW considers setting up venture in China

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BERLIN/FRANKFURT: Volkswagen may expand cooperation with China's Anhui Jianghuai Automobile (JAC) beyond electric cars to jointly develop and build commercial vehicles in the world's largest autos market.

03

Mazda plans to upgrade its Thai powertrain plant

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All passenger cars and SUVs are set to come with mild hybrid tech from 2020, pending some issues in Thai automotive excise taxation.

Saturday, Nov 25

02

Thai Toyotas exported to Japan

Toyota Motor Thailand (TMT) has exported its pickup Hilux Revo to Japan for the first time since the Aichi-based Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) phased out its pickup truck manufacturing in Japan and moved to Thailand in 2002.

Friday, Nov 24

10

Mazda CX-5 2.0 SP (2017) review

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Subtle improvements make Mazda’s second-gen CX-5 the thing it has ever been: the driver’s SUV.

02

App allows booking of car park spaces

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Thai automated parking system provider Parkplus Co has entered the online platform, launching Park 2 Go, the first car park mobile booking application.

Thursday, Nov 23

04

Singapore opens test circuit for autonomous vehicles

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Singapore has opened a test circuit for autonomous vehicles in a bid to play a role in developing standards for their use on public roads.

FTI sees rosy outlook for car sales as gloom lifts

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The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) has increased its projection for domestic car sales this year, saying market sentiment has improved more than expected.

Wednesday, Nov 22

02

2018 Aston Martin Vantage revealed in all-new form

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Entry-level sports car finally breaks cover after its direct predecessor had to soldier on for 12 years.

Toyota downshifts Lexus view

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Japanese car maker Toyota Motor Thailand is downbeat about sales prospects of its luxury brand Lexus this year, saying the price of imported cars make them less able to compete with locally made luxury brands.

Tuesday, Nov 21

09

Aston Martin introduces DB11 with V8 power in Thailand

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GT sports car gets a smaller 510hp 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 from Mercedes-Benz's AMG division.