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The New BMW 320d GT Sport hatchback

The New BMW 320d GT Sport hatchback

The Bavarian 3-Series game changer
by John Lindgren
Editor-in-chief:
carsanook.com
BMW 5-series too big, wide and too executive? How about, the new 3-series BMW 320 diesel GT Sport. A five-door performance hatchback cruiser with big brother 5-series leg room and beaucoup luggage space.
GT, the two magic upper case letters on the left corner of the trunk: Gran Turismo or [...]

Mercedes Benz A250-AMG Sport

Mercedes Benz A250-AMG Sport

Achtung Nein! Not the Baby Benz. It’s the new A-Class
by John Lindgren
Editor-in-chief:
carsanook.com
My first A-Class drive was more than a decade ago. That metallic silver grey, compact A-Class, aka Baby Benz, was visually a challenge. Most of us had never seen a Benz like that. “A-Class? Is that a Mercedes Benz you’re driving?” However, it was [...]

Proton Suprima S

Proton Suprima S

The Malaysian game changer with Lotus handling or from standstill to 100 clicks in 9.9 seconds
by John Lindgren
Editor-in-chief:
carsanook.com
Two years before the start of AEC (ASEAN Economic Community) 2015, Malaysian automobile manufacturer Proton (Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional) launched its new product code named P3-22A; a five-door compact hatchback.
The official launch was on August 17, 2013. The car: [...]

Bangkok International Motor Show – 35th edition

Bangkok International Motor Show – 35th edition

by John Lindgren
Editor-in-chief:
carsanook.com
Cars, pickup trucks, super bikes, gadgets and pretties galore. The hottest automotive event in the Kingdom.
The annual Bangkok International Motor Show, aka BIMS, rolled out at Thailand’s mega expo venue: Challenger Hall 1-3, Impact Muang Thong Thani. The strap line for the 2014 show–Beauty in the DRIVE (Beauty in the drive?)
The 12-day event [...]

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 [...]

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