Alright I went to the 27th Thailand International Motor Expo earlier, and spent just 1½ hours there. By the way the journey to Muang Thong Thani (where the expo is held), took me some 70 minutes by taxi from Mo-Chit BTS station. I’m grateful the taxi driver was willing to drive me there. We were mostly stuck in non-moving traffic most of the way.
Anyway I’m quite disappointed by this year’s Thailand International Motor Expo. There weren’t many premier, debut or new concept. It actually feels like a “big car showroom” – a description I once gave to Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show (KLIMS). However, it seems this year’s KLIMS exceeded all expectations, and in my opinion, fares far better than Thailand’s motor expo 2010. Read about KLIMS here. Ticket cost 100 baht.
I didn’t take many pictures though. I even forgot that Lexus CT200h was on display. Guess it was… boring? More pictures and some more words after the jump.
In alphabetical order…
I’ve not seen this face-lifted Colorado before. I last remembered it looked like this. Chevrolet’s stand was all about the Cruze. They also had the Aveo, and the pre-facelift Captiva. Disappointing.
The DS3 looks and feel premium. Even in white.
There was also the C6, which looks great in metal. No photos of the C6 though, it was parked tightly between the other DS3 and Jumper.
The star of the show. I really hope the production Brio gets rid of that grille, and look more like this instead.
A concept from 2009, with its behind covered. Wonder what happened to the rear.
This is from 2007. Ridiculous.
For a new Mini that makes its debut in Thailand, there was surprisingly no fan fare or special stand.
Another 2009 concept
This March/Micra’s front wears a different bumper that’s more attractive to my eyes.
I sat in one, and contrary to what most reviews said, it doesn’t feel cheap, Yes the plastics are hard, but they are solidly screwed together.
Pictures doesn’t do this car any justice. I feel this is actually Proton’s best design effort yet.
A surprisingly quiet appearance by the Korando. It almost didn’t get any attention at all. Make me really wonder, this was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro?
Yes this is not a new model. But I’ve not seen it in metal before. I believe this is the only successful facelift SsangYong manage to give to its SUVs. Still wouldn’t win any beauty contest though.
Finally see one personally.
It’s quite a good looking truck.
The interior. There’s room for improvement, but I’ve seen worse. When will Tata offer this in Malaysia?
And in black it looks pretty cool, even with those over-sized wheel arches.
I love vans, especially the Caddy and Caravelle. Will prefer these two to Touran or Sharan.
Proves that commercial vehicle need not have inferior interior.
Sexy Volvo S60, manage to look sexier than the girls posing with it. Still not a fan of this colour though.