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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 [...]

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. [...]

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