ThitichaiTalks #11 ; The 36th Thailand International Motor Expo 2019 : Part 1.
A New Car Preview Report from Thailand International Motor Expo 2019 : Part 1. Featuring The GR Supra, All-New Honda City, Isuzu D-MAX and More...
Hello and Welcome to the First Part of this Special Episode of ThitichaiTalks.
Today I have the report for 2020 Model Year Cars. which is Some of them I like, some of them not.
Toyota Motor Thailand.
It's really back now with this All-New Toyota GR Supra.
Co-developed with BMW and It had the 3.0 Liter Twin-Scroll Turbocharged engine, Which is not as my expecting this Supra is use the same engine as the latest Z4,
In fact, It's different : B58B30C. That's an actual engine on Supra, Not M0.
The List Price ; 4.999 Million THB. (Launched Price)
13 KM/L, 30 U.S. MPG.
The All New 2020 GR Supra.
Supra's BMW Engine...
Proudly Made By BMW for Toyota on the VIN Plate...
2020 Yaris ATIV High with GT Package shown.
The New Yaris Sedan and Hatch on all model gets it's new heart too.
It's the same 1.2 Liter But It's add the VVT-iE System same as base model Camry and Atkinson Cycle with it. Designated 3NR-FKE. and That's gave a more boost from old engine, Now rated at 91 Horsepower and 80 lb⋅ft of torque and Passed the EURO5 Standard.
and also the Hatchback version also gets body package that add almost mini-crossover look-a-like style, with the suspension lifted by 1.1 Inch. (30 mm.)
2020 Yaris Hatch with CROSS Package shown.
The Yaris's New Heart ; 3NR-FKE VVT-iE
The Listed Price ; 649,000 THB*
*Priced without Body Package (Sedan ; GT Pack, Hatchback ; CROSS Pack.)
23.3 KM/L, 54 U.S. MPG.
The New 2020 Yaris.
2020 HiLux PreRunner 2X4 Double Cab with Options Package shown.
The New HiLux also get the new body package which add the blacked-out grill with red badging, Very nice alloy wheel on the PreRunner model. and so with the low-riding Z-Edition.
Both edition also get it's "Top Secret" Weapon which is The New "Ultra Boost AI" ECU From ECU-Shop which is boost the 2.4 and 2.8 Liter GD Series Diesel Engine. Up to 204 Horsepower and the Massive 380 lb∙ft of torque.
2020 HiLux Z-Edition 2X4 Double Cab with Options Package shown.
"Top Secret" Button for ECU Mode Toggle.
The New Hilux options package.
2020 City Turbo SV Shown.
Honda Automobile Thailand.
Honda Introduced the World-Premiere of the All-New City for a couple of days now and seems to be the stars of the show. with the redesigned shape inside and out with the new heart ;
1.0 Liter 12 Valve 3 Cylinder Earth Dream VTEC TURBO Intercooler.
P10A2 Earth Dream VTEC Turbo Engine.
Yes, you heard me right, "VTEC Turbo"
Designated P10A2 With smaller capacity than previous gen 1.5 Liter, But smaller doesn't mean any less powerful. This 1.0 Liter rated at 122 Horsepower compared to previous gen 117 horsepower. and torque rated at 127 lb∙ft. Thanks to small BorgWarner Turbocharger.
And the new engine that gave pretty good fuel economy too, Rated at 23.8 KM/L. or 56 U.S. MPG.
And also with the new RS trim "First time ever in CITY nameplate" with "dress-up" package featuring Skirt All-Around, Gross Black Grill with RS Badging, Unique 16 inch Alloy Wheels and New Color exclusively for this trim called "Ignite Red"
New City's Interior...
Gauges....well...Almost "BMW" Look-A-Like.
2020 City Turbo RS Shown.
Listed Price ; SV = 665,000 THB.
RS = 739,000 THB.
also available in lower trim level with V and S trim Starting at 579,000 THB. (S)
23.8 KM/L, 56 U.S. MPG. "Best in Class of City-Car Segment"
2020 Honda City Turbo.
2020 Civic Hatchback Turbo RS shown.
The New Civic also gets a little bit of styling tweaks and added Honda SENSING Safety Feature which adds Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow (ACC with LSF), Lane Keep Assist, Road Departure Mitigation System with Lane Departure Warning (RDMS with LDW) and Automatic High-Beams. And of course, Honda LaneWatch.
Plus! New Color called ; Sonic Gray Pearl.
Listed Price ; 1.229 Million THB.
16.8 KM/L, 39 U.S. MPG.
2020 Civic Hatchback turbo rs.
New exhaust outlet position of the center, well..."Type R" Look-A-Like.
Nissan Motor Thailand.
Nissan bring this very special version of the legendary GT-R called ; GT-R 50 Anniversary Edition.
With the heart stay the same 3.8 Liter VR38DETT V6 Turbo that hand-built from Japan. 565 Horsepower and 467 lb∙ft. of torque and special treatment such as RAYS forged 20 inch alloy with 50 Anniversary label, Bayside Blue and Stripes, 50th Anniversary graphics, badging, and Interior treatment.
A Familiar VR38DETT 3.8 Liter Turbo V6 Engine...
GT-R 50's Interior...
Gauges with special badge on it...
List Price ; 11.3 Million THB.
And only very small number will be imported.
8.4 KM/L, 19 U.S. MPG.
2020 GT-R 50th Anniversary edition.
2020 Almera VL Turbo.
Back to City Car wars with another new comer ; The All-New 2020 Almera, a long-awaited model change for 8 years. with refreshed styling outside and conveniences inside.
A mess engine bay for 1.0 Liter 3 Cylinder Turbocharged Engine.
With the new engine and standard for all trim levels is 1.0 Liter HRA0-DET 3 cylinder 12 valve Turbocharged rated at 100 Horsepower and 112 lb∙ft. of torque. (Old engine was 1.2 Liter 3 cylinder HR12DE 80 Horsepower)
And passed the Thai Government Fuel Economy for City Cars standard at 23.3 KM/L or 55 U.S. MPG.
23.3 KM/L, 55 U.S. MPG.
Starting at 499,000 THB. (S) to 639,000 THB. (VL)
2020 Nissan Almera.
2020 D-MAX Hi-Lander 3.0 ZP Space Cab shown.
Isuzu Motor Thailand.
TIS sent this All-New 2020 D-MAX Pickup range which is almost complete redesigned inside and out and nice new color called ; Valencia Topaz Metallic (which is obviously "Orange")
Engine still the same 1.9 Liter RZ4E-TC 150 Horsepower Ddi Turbo Diesel, and "Newly Improved" 3.0 Liter 4JJ3-TCX Ddi Gen2 Turbo Diesel rated at 190 Horsepower and 330 lb∙ft of torque.
With a wide selection for body style to choose from ; 2 door Chassis, Single Cab, 4 Door Space Cab, and Cab4.
Cab4 Body Style shown.
Space Cab Body Style shown.
14.3 KM/L, 34 U.S. MPG. (3.0 Liter) and 15.6 KM/L, 36 U.S. MPG.
Starting at 510,000 THB. (Barebone 2 Door Chassis)
To 1.164 Million THB. (V-Cross 3.0 DDI M A/T 4 Door)
A "Newly Improved" 4JJ3-TCX 3.0 Ddi Turbo Diesel.
2020 Isuzu D-MAX.
And That's pretty much it for this Thailand International Motor Expo 2019 New Car Preview.
But this is just the First Part of this series!
Stay tuned for more new car preview in Upcoming Part 2, Thank you for reading this first part of this special episode of ThitichaiTalks!
Thitichai "Michael" Ratanavises Birthday : May 21, 2003. The 16 Years Old Boy Who Love Cars, Toyota and Technology. Self Proclaimed "The Youngest Automobile Journalists" Bangkok, Thailand. Instagram ; @ratanavisesthitichai_official
Thai Car Battle! #1 : Turbocharged City Cars ; Almera Turbo VS City Turbo.