Category archives for: Automotive

The fourth generation all-new HONDA CR-V

The fourth generation all-new HONDA CR-V

Big on looks smaller in size and flex-fuel compatible
by John Lindgren
Editor-in-chief:
carsanook.com
Do you recall the first affordable SUVs (sport utility vehicles) in the kingdom of Thailand? No! Not those  heavy, weird  looking, modified PPVs (passenger pickup vehicles), but  the first generation, utilitarian styled Japanese Honda CR-V with that bulky, grey spare wheel sticking out at the [...]

All new SsangYong Stavic Korean 7-seat people-mover

All new SsangYong Stavic Korean 7-seat people-mover

New looks, downsized diesel and maximum adaptability
by John Lindgren
Editor-in-chief:
carsanook.com
Remember the previous generation SsangYong Stavic MPV, people carrier with the unique looks? The design idea was to capture the essence of a luxury yacht. You saw it once–you never forget it. This was neo-fusion British-Korean automotive design.
Enter anno domini 2014 and the all new Stavic, in [...]

The new Ducati Hypermotard – twist the throttle

The new Ducati Hypermotard – twist the throttle

by John Lindgren
Editor-in-chief: carsanook.com
Big Bike Rider: Yaser Farook
Photos courtesy of Ducati Thailand
Italian two-wheeler hyper performance cum extreme versatility. Some call it the “hooligan bike”.
Mention Ducati to your wife and she will say, “Oh, that’s the new dark gourmet chocolate isn’t it? Or is a new premium Italian spaghetti?”
But for bikers, Ducati is the high-performance cum racing [...]

Porsche 911 Born in 1963 Tradition Future

Porsche 911 Born in 1963 Tradition Future

by John Lindgren
Editor-in-chief:
carsanook.com
Recently Porsche 911 celebrated its 50-year anniversary. Three digits: 911, seven generations, 40 models. This is what automotive dreams are made of.  Ask any boy racer or petrol head.

“We don’t believe in fairy tales like the perfect sports-car. Otherwise, we would have given up 50 years ago”.
— Anonymous Porsche [...]

All-new Hyundai Veloster 1+2-door sport hot-hatch

All-new Hyundai Veloster 1+2-door sport hot-hatch

In-depth second Hyundai Veloster test-drive: BKK-Pattaya-BKK 2014
by John Lindgren
Editor-in-chief:
carsanook.com
Racy-looking iconoclast from South Korea. The 80s are back…
No, we’re not talking about mesh shirts, Sony Sports Walkman, Madonna and Michael Jackson. It’s the return of the hatchback–the most practical automotive body designs this side of a station wagon. Throughout the 90s and most of the 2000s, [...]

Chevrolet Colorado “Gee-Emm’s” New global power pickup

Chevrolet Colorado “Gee-Emm’s” New global power pickup

by John Lindgren
Editor-in-chief:
carsanook.com
General Motors’ 4×4 Chevy Colorado Duramax 2.8L diesel is the haul-anything-and-go-anywhere type of new generation heavy-duty vehicle. Tons of power, torque but also saloon car apps, comfort and drivability. Painted in-eye popping “orange rock color”. What a truck!
In the USA, the birth country of Chevy Colorado, this 5.2-meter long, 2 ton vehicle is [...]

Pattaya Today’s top three drives 2013

Pattaya Today’s top three drives 2013

by John Lindgren
Editor-in-chief:
carsanook.com
Cutting to the chase, Pattaya Today’s automotive editor and driver≠in≠residence, John K. Lindgren, picks three vehicles out of the 12 sedans, pick≠ups and SUV’s he tested in 2013: The MINI Cooper D (Diesel), the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, and the Honda Civic CNG.
MINI Cooper (LUXURY)

The MINI. Would I buy a MINI Countryman, Clubman, One, [...]

Thailand International MotorExpo 30th anniversary

Thailand International MotorExpo 30th anniversary

by John Lindgren
Editor-in-chief:
carsanook.com
Shiny, shiny cars, big cool bikes, adorable “pretties” and accessories aplenty.
It’s MotorExpo time again! On display: 38 cars and 10 bike brands. Turnover circa 150 billion baht.
When the cool (agaat-yenn) season arrives in Bangkok at the end of November, the ubiquitous al-fresco beer-gardens or beer-parks open their draft beer taps at the same [...]

The New Honda Civic Hybrid (1.5L)

The New Honda Civic Hybrid (1.5L)

Fuel-saving new-age tech with 10 year battery-pack warranty.
by John Lindgren
Editor-in-chief:
carsanook.com
Here we go! The ninth generation Honda Civic or the second generation petrol/electric all new Honda Civic Hybrid in a cool white orchid pearl paint job. Sticker price: 1.095 million baht for the range-topper, Hybrid Navi.

Honda’s new compact hybrid’s styling cues are subtle. You’ll notice [...]

The Swedish Volvo experience

The Swedish Volvo experience

The factory visit and road testing the New V60 Sportswagon from Gothenburg – Stockholm
by John Lindgren
Editor-in-chief:
carsanook.com
John K. Lindgren visits the Volvo car plant and takes the new Volvo V60 Sportswagon for a spin in Sweden, the Nordic kingdom that gave us “Dancing Queen” by ABBA, the flat pack IKEA furniture concept and the coveted [...]

16 - 31 March 2014

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