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Jack Ma plays coy about self-driving plans

Alibaba supremo Jack Ma has disclosed that the company is starting work on autonomous technology, but he did not mention when or how the company plans to roll it out in Southeast Asia.

Thursday, Apr 19

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Maserati Ghibli 3.0 V6 Gran Lusso (2018) review

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Maserati has updated its Ghibli model range with some cosmetic tweaks and new trim. Which engine variance should you pick?

Wednesday, Apr 18

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German police raid Porsche execs in diesel probe

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FRANKFURT AM MAIN - German police on Wednesday carried out raids on properties linked to two top Porsche executives and one ex-employee of the luxury carmaker as part of a fraud probe linked to the diesel emissions cheating scandal,…

03

New BMW M2 Competition revealed for 2018

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Go-faster model of Munich’s baby coupe gets more power, beefier chassis and higher levels of aural drama.

Tuesday, Apr 17

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Two new super SUVs target Porsche

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The Jaguar F-Pace SVR and Maserati Levante Trofeo are aiming their guns at the top-end models of the Porsche Macan and Cayenne.

Monday, Apr 16

Ferrari 488 Pista (2018) first drive review

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Ferrari’s new Pista has a ballistic performance to boast, coupled with some entertaining driving manners.

03

Despite job cuts, GM won't abandon small car market

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WASHINGTON (UNITED STATES) - General Motors confirmed Sunday its plans to eliminate a shift at an Ohio plant, idling some 1,500 employees as demand for compact cars dips.

Thursday, Apr 12

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New Audi A6 Avant gets sportier profile

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After revealing the latest generation of the A6 saloon last month, Audi swiftly brings the load-carrying sibling to the market.

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Mazda confident of hitting targets on back of Q1 results

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Mazda Sales Thailand, a local unit of the Hiroshima-based firm, is confident of hitting its sales target of a 15% rise to 60,000 units in 2018 after posting 16,586 cars sold in the first quarter, up 43%.

Wednesday, Apr 11

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Ford reveals new Focus for 2018

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C-segment family car comes with a variety of body styles and engines, but Thai sales are unlikely.

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Toyota keen on local hybrid battery plant

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Toyota Motor Corporation is set to establish a production base for batteries for hybrid vehicles in Thailand, aiming to start operations at the beginning of 2020, sources close to the matter said Tuesday.

Tuesday, Apr 10

Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo spearheads brand’s EV ambitions

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Virtual racer from PlayStation 4 becomes a full-scale model for use as taxi ride in Formula E race series.

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Motor show propels car sales

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Thailand's car market has performed well thus far in 2018, led by the 39th Bangkok International Motor Show, which recorded bookings growth for the first time in six years.

Monday, Apr 9

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Ford upbeat on Vietnam despite risks

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US carmaker Ford Motor Co is keeping its optimistic outlook on car sales in Vietnam this year, though shipments of Thai-made cars there have been postponed.

Saturday, Apr 7

05

Jaguar E-Pace 2.0 D150 AWD R-Dynamic (2018) review

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The new E-Pace is the most price-affordable Jaguar SUV. Just don’t think about weighing in its rivals.

03

New Audi A6 gets mild hybrid tech

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This Russian-doll styling seems to persist at Audi…

Friday, Apr 6

Customs poses no obstacle for Ferrari dealer

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An overzealous Customs Department has sealed the fate of a number of luxury car importers, but the new tax system based on retail prices has helped official car dealers like Ferrari Thailand, which has already paid full taxes on its…

Thursday, Apr 5

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EEC to serve as test track for e-vehicles

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The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) will serve as a prototype for the use of electric vehicles in Thailand, according to Acharawan Chutarat, a member of the EEC's city planning team from King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi.

Tuesday, Apr 3

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Mercedes-Benz E300 Cabriolet AMG Dynamic (2018) review

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The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet runs the same engine as the bigger E-Class derv yet is smaller in size and cheaper in price. Done deal? Not really.

Monday, Apr 2

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BMW M to join Mercedes-AMG in building Panamera rival

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While the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe is go already, BMW’s pending M8 Gran Coupe will enter production next year.

Sunday, Apr 1

02

Get your motors running...

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The kingdom held its first automobile exhibition in 1979, when Motor Show was held from April 2-6 at Lumpini Park. The event was an instant hit with auto manufacturers and the general public.

Saturday, Mar 31

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Tesla says 'Autopilot' was engaged during fatal crash

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WASHINGTON: Electric carmaker Tesla has confirmed its "Autopilot" feature was engaged during a fatal crash last week, a development set to exacerbate concerns over the safety of futuristic vehicles.

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Heavy-duty leadership

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'I would like to deliver the best performance to Volvo Group during my term."

Friday, Mar 30

09

2018 New York Motor Show report

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Nissan’s all-new family saloon has broken cover on American soil to rival the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.

02

Thammasat's electric motorbikes hit streets

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Thammasat University has launched its all-electric motorbike taxi project at the Rangsit Campus, expecting to deploy 150 electric motorbikes by 2018.

Thursday, Mar 29

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Siam Motors keen on used forklifts

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Siam Motors Industries Co, the importer and distributor of UniCarriers forklifts, is planning to enter the used forklift market after seeing the potential for 400-500 units in circulation per year.

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New Subaru Forester planned for Thailand in 2019

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Fifth-generation compact SUV makes it world debut in New York; hybrid option likely for Thailand.

Wednesday, Mar 28

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Audi A5 Sportback 45 TFSI Quattro S Line (2018) review

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BMW’s bigger and more opulent 6 Series GT ought to be more sensible with just a 500k price premium, but the Audi A5 Sportback is a different thing.

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BMW sued in US over diesel emissions

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NEW YORK: German luxury carmaker BMW has been sued in the United States over "defeat devices" installed in tens of thousands of vehicles in order to cheat diesel emissions tests, lawyers for the plaintiffs said Tuesday.

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Made in Thailand: Honda plans HEVs

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The commercial production of locally made hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) is likely to start soon as Honda has announced its intention to develop this vehicle segment in Thailand with a 5-billion-baht budget.