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In pictures: The 30th Thailand International Motor Expo

In pictures: The 30th Thailand...
Highlights from the floor of the 30th Thailand International Motor Expo
Highlights from the floor of the 30th Thailand International Motor Expo
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A pimped out tuk-tuk with a massive sound system at the Thai Motor Expo
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A pimped out tuk-tuk with a massive sound system at the Thai Motor Expo
Thailand is now addressing the challenges of creating an EV charging infrastructure with the Bangkok Metropolitan Electricity Authority having opened ten EV charging stations so far with plans to sell home charging stations in the near future.
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Thailand is now addressing the challenges of creating an EV charging infrastructure with the Bangkok Metropolitan Electricity Authority having opened ten EV charging stations so far with plans to sell home charging stations in the near future.
One of the more eccentric-looking vehicles at the show was this amphibious electric PWC designed for flood rescue by the King Mongkut Institute of Technology Ladkrabang - Thailand regularly suffers major flooding problems of biblical proportions, so it's very relevant to the local market
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One of the more eccentric-looking vehicles at the show was this amphibious electric PWC designed for flood rescue by the King Mongkut Institute of Technology Ladkrabang - Thailand regularly suffers major flooding problems of biblical proportions, so it's very relevant to the local market
Hyunda's hydrogen-powered experimental fuel-cell HND-6
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Hyunda's hydrogen-powered experimental fuel-cell HND-6
Suzuki's three-cylinder A:Wind will become one the world's top selling cars when it goes on sale some time next year
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Suzuki's three-cylinder A:Wind will become one the world's top selling cars when it goes on sale some time next year
Suzuki's three-cylinder A:Wind
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Suzuki's three-cylinder A:Wind
The Suzuki A:Wind is seen by Suzuki as a global car which will go into many overseas markets including the massive Indian marketplace
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The Suzuki A:Wind is seen by Suzuki as a global car which will go into many overseas markets including the massive Indian marketplace
Suzuki's three-cylinder A:Wind
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Suzuki's three-cylinder A:Wind
One of the more eccentric-looking vehicles at the show was this amphibious electric PWC designed for flood rescue by the King Mongkut Institute of Technology Ladkrabang
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One of the more eccentric-looking vehicles at the show was this amphibious electric PWC designed for flood rescue by the King Mongkut Institute of Technology Ladkrabang
There's a Volvo V40 Cross Country in there somewhere – the car was introduced to the Thai market at the Expo
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There's a Volvo V40 Cross Country in there somewhere – the car was introduced to the Thai market at the Expo
Mitsubishi's Attrage
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Mitsubishi's Attrage
Toyota's new Yaris city car
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Toyota's new Yaris city car
Hyundai's hydrogen-powered experimental fuel-cell HND-6
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Hyundai's hydrogen-powered experimental fuel-cell HND-6
Hyundai's hydrogen-powered experimental fuel-cell HND-6
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Hyundai's hydrogen-powered experimental fuel-cell HND-6
Hyundai's hydrogen-powered experimental fuel-cell HND-6
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Hyundai's hydrogen-powered experimental fuel-cell HND-6
Tata's Nano was hailed as the world's cheapest car and it will be one that lives in marketing textbooks for the next century. Thanks to the downmarket image this created, the Nano has been a sales disaster. You don't drive cars, you wear them, and no-one wants to wear the cheapest car in the world.
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Tata's Nano was hailed as the world's cheapest car and it will be one that lives in marketing textbooks for the next century. Thanks to the downmarket image this created, the Nano has been a sales disaster. You don't drive cars, you wear them, and no-one wants to wear the cheapest car in the world.
Tata's Nano is belatedly trying to go upmarket
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Tata's Nano is belatedly trying to go upmarket
Tata decked out one of its City Giant vans as a mobile coffee shop – it served excellent coffee too
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Tata decked out one of its City Giant vans as a mobile coffee shop – it served excellent coffee too
Tata Motors' Aria
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Tata Motors' Aria
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The more fuss required for the car, surround it with more long legs and short skirts is the Thai rule of thumb - Subaru's XV
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The more fuss required for the car, surround it with more long legs and short skirts is the Thai rule of thumb - Subaru's XV
Subaru's XV
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Subaru's XV
The new Suzuki V-Strom
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The new Suzuki V-Strom
Subaru's XV
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Subaru's XV
A photographer's delight - we're not sure why the photographic companies can't quite see the connection
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A photographer's delight - we're not sure why the photographic companies can't quite see the connection
Japanese car maker Mitsuoka showed the Himiko
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Japanese car maker Mitsuoka showed the Himiko
When MG was making its name as a sportscar, the MG TB was the last pre-WWII model in 1939. The specifications are a far cry from the sportscars of today - 1250cc, four cylinder motor, 54 hp, four speed manual
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When MG was making its name as a sportscar, the MG TB was the last pre-WWII model in 1939. The specifications are a far cry from the sportscars of today - 1250cc, four cylinder motor, 54 hp, four speed manual
Ford's all-new Ranger four door, 4X4 pick-up
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Ford's all-new Ranger four door, 4X4 pick-up
One of only 413 BMW 503t wo door 2+2 sports cars ever built was shown at the Expo. The 503 was unveiled by BMW at the 1955 Frankfurt Motor Show
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One of only 413 BMW 503t wo door 2+2 sports cars ever built was shown at the Expo. The 503 was unveiled by BMW at the 1955 Frankfurt Motor Show
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The MG E50
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The MG E50
The MG E50 is also seen in some markets as the Rover E50 and Roewe E50 - reports are very good on this four-door EV
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The MG E50 is also seen in some markets as the Rover E50 and Roewe E50 - reports are very good on this four-door EV
The iconic MG B
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The iconic MG B
The iconic MG A
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The iconic MG A
This is a motor show – really, there's a truck somewhere behind the girls
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This is a motor show – really, there's a truck somewhere behind the girls
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Suzuki's A:WIND
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Suzuki's A:WIND
Suzuki's Swift
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Suzuki's Swift
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Suzuki's Swift
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Suzuki's Swift
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Ford's new Ecoboost 1 liter Fiesta
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Ford's new Ecoboost 1 liter Fiesta
Ford Ecosport
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Ford Ecosport
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Ducati's Hypermotard
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Ducati's Hypermotard
Citroen's DS4
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Citroen's DS4
The Mercedes E-Class cabriolet
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The Mercedes E-Class cabriolet
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Singha beer had a display at the show - with several of the cars it sponsors in racing across Asia, and ... more girls
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Singha beer had a display at the show - with several of the cars it sponsors in racing across Asia, and ... more girls
The Keeway Motorcycles stand at the 30th Thailand International Motor Expo
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The Keeway Motorcycles stand at the 30th Thailand International Motor Expo
The Keeway Motorcycles stand at the 30th Thailand International Motor Expo
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The Keeway Motorcycles stand at the 30th Thailand International Motor Expo
The Benelli BN600
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The Benelli BN600
Thai manufacturer UDA showed this electric sportster - a chat with a UDA representative indicated that the company is capable of deliverig a wide range of speed, range and price solutions for each of the electric bikes, scooters, tuk-tuks and trucks its brochure contains
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Thai manufacturer UDA showed this electric sportster - a chat with a UDA representative indicated that the company is capable of deliverig a wide range of speed, range and price solutions for each of the electric bikes, scooters, tuk-tuks and trucks its brochure contains
UDA's electric sports bike
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UDA's electric sports bike
UDA's electric sports bike doesn't quite have sporting performance yet - a top speed of 60 km/h and a range of 60 km on a charge might not translate to adequate in the environment most of our readers know, but it's perfectly adequate for large parts of the populous Asian region
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UDA's electric sports bike doesn't quite have sporting performance yet - a top speed of 60 km/h and a range of 60 km on a charge might not translate to adequate in the environment most of our readers know, but it's perfectly adequate for large parts of the populous Asian region
Another of the UDA two-wheeled offerings
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Another of the UDA two-wheeled offerings
The UDA stand - the electric blue model in centre was a show special. Usually, show specials involve a reduction in price. In this case, the price remains as usual, but the specification was raised from a top speed of 55 km/h to 90 km/h
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The UDA stand - the electric blue model in centre was a show special. Usually, show specials involve a reduction in price. In this case, the price remains as usual, but the specification was raised from a top speed of 55 km/h to 90 km/h
UDA's electric tuk-tuks and farm vehicles offer much lower running costs than traditional two- and four-stroke powered models
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UDA's electric tuk-tuks and farm vehicles offer much lower running costs than traditional two- and four-stroke powered models
More from the fascinating UDA stand
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More from the fascinating UDA stand
Peugeot's stand featured the 408 Sportium
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Peugeot's stand featured the 408 Sportium
The Lotus Evora's lightweight, modular aluminium chassis was a real highlight of the show
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The Lotus Evora's lightweight, modular aluminium chassis was a real highlight of the show
Lotus showed a cutaway version of the Evora highlighting what's underneath that you can't normally see.
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Lotus showed a cutaway version of the Evora highlighting what's underneath that you can't normally see.
I'm not sure I'll ever look at an Evora in the same way now that I've seen one without all its clothes.
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I'm not sure I'll ever look at an Evora in the same way now that I've seen one without all its clothes.
The Lotus Evora aluminium chassis
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The Lotus Evora aluminium chassis
The Lotus Evora
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The Lotus Evora
Ford's all-new EcoSport
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Ford's all-new EcoSport
Nissan's new Juke was the highlight of the stand, alongside the covered Friend-Me concept
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Nissan's new Juke was the highlight of the stand, alongside the covered Friend-Me concept
Chevrolet's SS V
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Chevrolet's SS V
Mercedes showed several of its two-wheelers at the show
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Mercedes showed several of its two-wheelers at the show
Mercedes-Benz mountain bike
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Mercedes-Benz mountain bike
Mercedes-Benz GLA Concept
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Mercedes-Benz GLA Concept
Mercedes-Benz GLA Concept
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Mercedes-Benz GLA Concept
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Highlights from the floor of the 30th Thailand International Motor Expo
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Highlights from the floor of the 30th Thailand International Motor Expo
Isuzu's luxury M-UX SUV
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Isuzu's luxury M-UX SUV
Isuzu's M-UX SUV has a coil spring set-up on all four wheels while the rear suspension features a five-link suspension
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Isuzu's M-UX SUV has a coil spring set-up on all four wheels while the rear suspension features a five-link suspension
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Hyundai's hydrogen-powered experimental fuel-cell HND-6
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Hyundai's hydrogen-powered experimental fuel-cell HND-6
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KTM stand at the 30th Thailand International Motor Expo
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KTM stand at the 30th Thailand International Motor Expo
KTM stand at the 30th Thailand International Motor Expo
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KTM stand at the 30th Thailand International Motor Expo
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Triumphs are manufactured in Thailand, and so added a large display
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Triumphs are manufactured in Thailand, and so added a large display
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Kawasaki stand at the 30th Thailand International Motor Expo
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Kawasaki stand at the 30th Thailand International Motor Expo
BMW stand at the 30th Thailand International Motor Expo
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BMW stand at the 30th Thailand International Motor Expo
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A pimped out Tuk-tuk in the automotive audio section of the show - it was so loud, it could be heard from the moon
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A pimped out Tuk-tuk in the automotive audio section of the show - it was so loud, it could be heard from the moon
A pimped out Tuk-tuk in the automotive audio section of the show
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A pimped out Tuk-tuk in the automotive audio section of the show
A pimped out Tuk-tuk in the automotive audio section of the show
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A pimped out Tuk-tuk in the automotive audio section of the show
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Ssangyong stand at the 30th Thailand International Motor Expo
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Ssangyong stand at the 30th Thailand International Motor Expo
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Honda's NSX Concept
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Honda's NSX Concept
Volkswagen's presentation of new models kicks off
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Volkswagen's presentation of new models kicks off
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Italian brand Ducati is now owned by Germany's Volkswagen
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Italian brand Ducati is now owned by Germany's Volkswagen
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Continental GT Speed
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Continental GT Speed
MG Icon
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MG Icon
MG Icon
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MG Icon
MG Icon
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MG Icon
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Tuktuks aplenty could be found around the show floor
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Tuktuks aplenty could be found around the show floor
Chevrolet SS V
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Chevrolet SS V
Chevrolet SS V
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Chevrolet SS V
Nissan Friend-Me
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Nissan Friend-Me
Nissan Friend-Me
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Nissan Friend-Me
Nissan Friend-Me
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Nissan Friend-Me
Nissan Friend-Me
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Nissan Friend-Me
Nissan Friend-Me
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Nissan Friend-Me
Nissan Friend-Me
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Nissan Friend-Me
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The all new ford Fiesta
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The all new ford Fiesta
The all new ford Fiesta
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The all new ford Fiesta