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FTI bullish on car output despite dip

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The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) remains optimistic about the country's car production hitting 2 million units this year, though output in September dropped for the first time in 15 months.

Thursday, Oct 18

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2018 Porsche Macan facelift: Thai pricing and specs

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Weissach’s smallest SUV is nearly 1.2 million baht cheaper than ever thanks to Porsche’s desire of growing sales in Asean.

03

BMW reveals production-ready X7 SUV

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Flagship 4x4 to rival Mercedes-Benz GLS and is set to arrive on Thai shores in the first quarter of 2019.

Wednesday, Oct 17

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2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe facelift: Thai prices and specs

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New C200 with mild hybrid forms as the entry-level model, while AMG-fettled C43 gets a higher 390hp.

10

2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4Matic+: Thai pricing and specs

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Super-saloon comes to Thailand on an official basis to slug it out with the BMW M5.

09

VW: 50:50 chance of facing Detroit's fate

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FRANKFURT: German carmakers only have a 50% chance of surviving as leading players in the auto industry unless they transform their businesses to meet new regulations and adapt supply chains, Volkswagen AG's chief executive said on Tuesday.

03

Porsche gives GTS spice to Panamera and Sport Turismo

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Fastback and estate models are distinguished with 460hp of turbo power, sporty looks and firmer chassis.

Tuesday, Oct 16

Ford Everest 2.0 Bi-Turbo 4x4 Titanium+ (2018) review

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Nissan’s all-new Terra didn’t shoot to the top of the pickup-based SUV class. Is it because of this revised Ford Everest?

02

Excise Department to conclude EV tax rules soon

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The Excise Department expects to conclude a tax structure for electric vehicles (EVs) in the next couple of months, says its newly appointed head.

01

UD Trucks looks to future

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Japan's UD Trucks Corp has announced its innovation roadmap for 2030, aiming to deliver solutions for smart logistics, including fully electric and autonomous trucks in line with Volvo Group.

Volvo set on innovation

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Volvo Group's business strategy to drive growth is innovation in automated driving, electromobility and connected vehicles, considered three pillars in the automotive industry.

Monday, Oct 15

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Toyota, Line to offer voice-controlled AI navigation

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CHIBA, Japan: Toyota Motor Corp and messaging app provider Line Corp said on Monday they will offer an artificial intelligence platform with voice commands for navigation services available in Toyota cars in Japan from next summer.

Friday, Oct 12

06

Volvo XC40 T5 R-Design (2018) review

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It may lack a plug-in hybrid, but there are still many things to like about Volvo’s all-new baby SUV.

04

Mazda sales strong in first three quarters

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Mazda Sales Thailand, the local distribution unit of the Japanese car maker, says sales volume in the first nine months totalled 51,755 cars, up 41%.

Yamaha cuts motorcycle view

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Thailand's motorcycle market is expected to remain flat for the remainder of 2018, projected at 1.8 million units sold this year, a contraction of 0.5-1%, says a local unit of the Japanese motorcycle maker, Thai Yamaha Motor Co.

Thursday, Oct 11

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Ford mum about rejig's Asean impact

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US car maker Ford Motor Co remains silent on whether its Asean operations will be affected by a US$11-billion restructuring plan to cut 70,000 salaried employees worldwide.

Tuesday, Oct 9

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Ford Mustang 5.0 V8 GT facelift (2018) review

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For 500k less, there’s the Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe to have fun with. Or should it still be the Ford Mustang?

Sunday, Oct 7

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Harley-Davidson brushes aside Trump gripes

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In a clear sign that iconic big-bike maker Harley-Davidson Motor Co is still optimistic about overseas operations despite objections from US President Donald Trump, the company chose Rayong for its fourth foreign assembly plant.

Friday, Oct 5

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Toyota, SoftBank bet on future of mobility

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TOKYO: Japan's SoftBank Group Corp and Toyota Motor Corp are betting on a future when consumers and businesses will order up their transportation needs on demand, forming a new venture that will develop and deploy ride-hailing and self…

Wednesday, Oct 3

Mercedes-Benz unveils new B-Class

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Hatch-cum-MPV enters its third generation with sportier looks and new powertrain tech.

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New cars tell story of industry in flux

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PARIS: Three new vehicles debuting at the Paris Motor Show this week will show investors and consumers the challenges facing the global auto industry as it grapples with the biggest technological changes in a century.

Tuesday, Oct 2

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New BMW 3 Series revealed for 2019

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Seventh-generation compact saloon breaks cover at the Paris motor show with some new design elements for the brand.

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Carmakers brace for shocks as electrified future looms

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PARIS: Auto industry executives gathering this week for the Paris Motor Show will be rubbing shoulders with unusual company: dozens of tech experts eager to tackle what many consider the ultimate connected device.

02

Nissan Terra 2.3 VL 4WD (2018) review

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The all-new Terra pickup-based SUV from Nissan isn’t an outright winner, but it actually drives better than several of its rivals.

Monday, Oct 1

Peugeot revives 504 glory

Is there a new trend forming?

Sunday, Sep 30

01

Elon Musk out at Tesla board, fined $20 million

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WASHINGTON: Elon Musk has reached a deal over fraud charges that will see him step down as electric automaker Tesla's chairman of the board and pay a $20 million fine, US securities regulators said Saturday.

Saturday, Sep 29

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Audi reveals hot SQ2 for 2018

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Brand’s smallest SUV gets more attitude with 300hp of four-wheel-drive performance.

Friday, Sep 28

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2018 Mercedes-Benz C220d facelift: Thai prices and specs

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Popular junior executive saloon gets a mid-life update and sees a return of diesel power; updated plug-in C350e due next year.

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BoT to beef up protections for car refinancing

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The Bank of Thailand is set to issue regulations on auto refinancing in November aimed at standardising and creating fair practices for consumers.

Thursday, Sep 27

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2018 BMW X5 first drive review

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BMW’s all-new X5 has raised the bar in its own right with higher levels of comfort and off-road ability to snare Range Rover punters.