Category archives for: Automotive

SUZUKI SWIFT’S Facelift/Makeover – “RX”

SUZUKI  SWIFT’S Facelift/Makeover – “RX”

The Compact  Japanese Hot-Hatch EcoCar SHIFTS UP
by John K. Lindgren
Editor-in-chief:
carsanook.com

The handsome, MINI-inspired and distinct Suzuki Swift model range now, includes  the new range-topper: Swift RX priced just a notch below 600,000 THB.
Pattaya Today Automotive takes the RX for a road-test. First impression is purely visual: “Ablaze Red Pearl”, an outstanding paint job. The 2014 updated [...]

The New NISSAN Crossover Brings Back the X-Trail Factor

The New NISSAN Crossover Brings Back the X-Trail Factor

by John K. Lindgren
Editor-in-chief:
carsanook.com
Nissan X-Trail 3rd generation compact SUV shifts up. New styling, powertrain upgrade and tons of features.

Some years ago. The writing was on the wall and a major change; makeover was needed for Nissan’s compact SUV because the old Nissan X-Trail lacked the looks. That old boxy, square and frumpy design did not [...]

Crash! Boom! Bang! Road Accidents in Thailand

Crash! Boom! Bang! Road Accidents in Thailand

20,000 Dead on Thai roads every year. Prevention is urgently needed.
by John K. Lindgren
Editor-in-chief:
carsanook.com
In view of this grim reality, recently in Bangkok, Volvo’s world-renowned safety expert Dr Lotta Jakobsson from Sweden, together with Thai road accident specialists, shared their expertise and insights on the future of road safety during the “Safety Seminar: Volvo’s Road towards [...]

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 4WD Diesel

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 4WD Diesel

Big, tough SUV with Locomotive Diesel Torque
by John K. Lindgren
Editor-in-chief:
www.carsanook.com
In 2013 Pattaya Today Automotive tested the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport V6 3.0 liter petrol (gasoline) engine variant.
Now, how about diesels? Historically, the first diesels were enormous power plants built for merchant ships and railway locomotives followed by smoke spewing 10-18 wheel lorries and later utilitarian flatbed [...]

2015 Bangkok International Motor Show: Automobiles, Bikes & Stuff

2015 Bangkok International Motor Show: Automobiles, Bikes & Stuff

The 36th BIMS In Drive Mode – Pretties Included
by John K. Lindgren
Editor-in-chief:
carsanook.com
Imagine Bangkok International Motor Show without the pretties, the skimpily-clad, young, long-legged ladies posing in front and on top of the shiny-shiny cars and bikes. That show would be a ‘no-show’ or like French Champagne without the bubbles or a birthday cake without the [...]

All New Honda HR-V – “HR-V” Not the “CR-V”

All New Honda HR-V – “HR-V” Not the “CR-V”

Honda Hits Homerun with a Novel Cool Sport Crossover
by John K. Lindgren
Editor-in-chief:
carsanook.com
Crossing over? Find Honda Jazz a tad too small and Honda CR-V? Well … “My auntie and my mother drive one,” says a young family friend who plays golf weekends and rides BMX. His sweetheart has two dogs. The couple wants to be different [...]

Azimut 64 Flybridge – Speed, Grace & Opulence

Azimut 64 Flybridge – Speed, Grace & Opulence

Italian supreme luxury yacht: 20 meters, 2,300 HP – 80 million baht.
by John K. Lindgren
Editor-in-chief:
carsanook.com
Pattaya Today’s John K. Lindgren leaves the tarmac and goes boating off Na Jomtien beach.

The PT motorcar test drives usually start at the manufacturer’s HQ: Honda at Soi Udom Suk, BMW All Seasons Place or Volvo Huamark. This time it’s Ocean [...]

The Game Changer: MAZDA 2 Clean Diesel Turbo Power

The Game Changer: MAZDA 2 Clean Diesel Turbo Power

The New Mazda 2 Group Test Drive: Golden Triangle Chiang Rai – Doi Tung – Chiang Saen
by John K. Lindgren
Editor-in-chief:
carsanook.com
Pattaya Today’s Automotive reports:
Media trip or ‘going on a jolly’ a BBC expression. Feb 2015. It all starts on a fine day with blue skies, planes taking off and landing as I step out of the yellow taximeter [...]

BMW X3 AWD Off-Roading at Thai Polo & Equestrian Club

BMW X3 AWD Off-Roading at Thai Polo & Equestrian Club

xDrive Agility, Diesel Torque and All≠Wheel Drive Traction
by John K. Lindgren
Editor-in-chief:
carsanook.com
Pattaya Today Automotive reports about a full day of dusty down and dirty off-roading putting the luxurious BMW Sports Activity Vehicle X3 xDrive20d to the test.
I am in Chonburi at the über posh Thai Polo and Equestrian Club which sits on 250 hectares of fine, [...]

Chevrolet Captiva AWD 2L Turbo Diesel 5+2 Seater

Chevrolet Captiva AWD 2L Turbo Diesel 5+2 Seater

GM’s ALL-WHEEL DRIVE High-Tech SUV – “Drove my Chevy…”
by John K. Lindgren
Editor-in-chief:
carsanook.com
As a motor car enthusiast, I prefer driving nimble handling small vehicles. Normally aspirated (no turbo), gasoline, gasohol, E20 powered compact city cars or “eco” cars which are easy to park, with low fuel consumption and affordable service and spare parts.

But, I also like [...]

16 - 31 May 2015

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