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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 Ц Doi Tung Ц 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 [...]

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 [...]

The All-New Ford EcoSport Titanium 1.5L AT

The All-New Ford  EcoSport  Titanium  1.5L AT

Cool Urban Design – One Size Fits All
by John Lindgren
Editor-in-chief:
carsanook.com
And it’s all about the butt. Yes, the rear. That’s what they have in common, Mercedes-Benz G-Class ueber luxury  SUV (7.4 million baht) and Ford’s all-new EcoSport Titanium SUV (844,000 baht).
They both have a protruding posterior – that  chunky covered spare wheel sticking out of the [...]

Thailand International Motor Expo Anno 2014

Thailand International Motor Expo Anno 2014

Hot Wheels and Great Deals Galore at IMPACT Challenger Hall
The 31st edition of Thailand “Motor Expo” (not the ‘Motor Show’ that’s in March/April) is a supersized exhibition cum sales extravaganza of new passenger cars, crossovers, SUVs, pickup trucks, big bikes and accessories presented by an army of young, pretty ladies.
In spite of the 30 percent [...]

Oh, My Gosh! The New BMW 420d Coupé Sport

Oh, My Gosh! The New BMW 420d Coupé Sport

A two-door diesel-powered rocket. A new Bee-Emm, now, longer, wider and lower. The brand new 4 Series…
It’s the number 4. Added to the BMW nomenclature with the existing 1,2,3,5,6,7 and X and Z Series, the brand new 4 Series makes its debut as a two-door, four-seater coupé slotted between the sporty compact 3 Series and [...]

Chevrolet Captiva 2.4 LTZ AWD 2014 Edition – Facelifted and upgraded – GM’s Chevy SUV still goin’ strong

Chevrolet Captiva 2.4 LTZ AWD 2014 Edition – Facelifted and upgraded – GM’s Chevy SUV still goin’ strong

“Tempus fugit”, said the old Romans or time flies. It’s been seven years since Chevy’s SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle) Captiva made its debut here in the Kingdom of Smiles.
With the Japanese competition brewing up, a facelift or minor changes was needed for the Captiva. Call it minor but the impact is major inside and out. [...]

Honda launches the all-new Honda HR-V

Honda launches the all-new Honda HR-V

Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd. has launched the all-new Honda HR-V, a premium sport crossover with an integrated sport coupe style for its exterior design with distinctive character lines, LED daytime running lights, and a panoramic sunroof. Its luxurious interior features a full range of equipment including a double layer console and a spacious passenger [...]

X-speed Pattaya opens

X-speed Pattaya opens

Mityon Pattaya Co., Ltd. opened the newest branch of X-speed in Pattaya. Managing director Burin Chanrakkankha said that the company spent about 10 million baht to open X-speed Pattaya – the first and largest accessories store and service on the Eastern Seaboard.
The 300-sqm shop sells many products, even mini bikes, and provides services including design. [...]

The All-New Honda Mobilio RS – 7-Seat People Mover or Spacious Family Sedan?

The All-New Honda Mobilio RS – 7-Seat People Mover or Spacious Family Sedan?

Some call it people carrier or MPV (multi-purpose vehicle). In India they call it MUV – multi-utility vehicle. Whatever you choose to name it the seven-seater family car is now here to thrive.
Pattaya Today Automotive tests the all-new Honda Mobilio developed and manufactured in Thailand.
First impression, the face has the typical new Honda, kind of [...]

16 - 28 February 2015

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