ThitichaiTalks #11 ; The 36th Thailand International Motor Expo 2019 : PART 2!
Continued from previous part. Featuring McLaren Senna, Volvo V60 Wagon, Hyundai i30 Veloster, The New Range Rover Evoque and More.
Alright Let's Continued..
A last day's Motor Expo 2019, Of course is on Constitution Day ; A National Holiday (Tuesday Dec 10th, 2019)
2020 Attrage GLS-LTD shown. The wheel is a bit ugly (In my opinion)
Mitsubishi Motors Thailand.
Let's start with the basic City Cars Wars, so called "Eco-Car Phase 2" What was officially called in Thailand. with this Minor-change Mirage Sedan and Hatchback.
2020 Mirage GLS-LTD Shown. The wheels was quite nice on hatchback model.
The New Taillights on Hatchback version.
This Minor-Change gave us Mitsubishi's Traditional Advance Dynamic Shield Design grill with Red Stripe. The New Color called "Sand Yellow"* And packed with new safety feature such as ; Radar Sensing Misacceleration Mitigation System-forward, and Forward Collision Mitigation System-low Speed Range System**
Still the same heart underneath ; 1.2 Liter 3A92 3 Cylinder MIVEC 78 Horsepower. with Standard 5 Speed Manual and Optional INVECS III CVT Automatic.
*Only available on Hatchback. **Standard on GLS and GLS-LTD.
A closer look...
Wheels on the sedans version...Hmm No!
The List Price ; 474,000 THB (GLX-MT Hatchback.) Sedans add 20,000 THB. More.
GLS-LTD (Top-Tier) Price ; 619,000 THB for Hatch and 624,000 THB for Sedan.
23.3 KM/L, 55 U.S. MPG.
A typical plain Mirage interior...
2020 Mazda2 shown.
Mazda Sales Thailand.
And last contestant of Eco Cars War ; The New 2020 Mazda2.
Mazda2 Hatchback with Turbo Diesel Engine option that giving more fuel economy than the Turbo engine on the new Honda City.
*Almost* Same changes as the Mirage, but Mazda is Much better Styling with the new grill and very good looking wheels. And interior that I can living more than Mirage.
2020 Mazda2 Hatchback. which is almost look like Miniaturize Mazda3 on the front.
1.3 SKYACTIV-G Engine.
Same engine as before, Except new engine cover ; 1.3 Liter SKYACTIV-G 93 Horsepower and 1.5 Liter SKYACTIV-D Turbo Diesel 105 Horsepower.
1.5 SKYACTIV-D Turbo Diesel.
Listed Price ; 546,000 to 690,000 THB. (SKYACTIV-G Model)
SKYACTIV-D Price ; 782,000 and 799,000 THB. *Same Price on All Body Styles"
23.3 KM/L, 55 U.S. MPG. (G) and 26.3 KM/L, 62 U.S. MPG. (D)
Very nice interior.
2020 Hyundai i30 Veloster 1.6T shown.
Hyundai Motor Thailand.
Hyundai? ; There's brief come back since 2013 in Thailand of this 3-Door Hot-Hatchback with the 2020 Veloster. Pretty much sportier than the old one...
Sporty Black Alloy Wheels...
Nice interior too.
The engine is Gamma 1.6 T-GDi rated at 201 Horsepower and 195 lb⋅ft of Torque.
The price is not announced yet,
But Hyundai had a plan to make the Veloster Soon here in Samut Prakan, Thailand!
Around Sometime in 2020.
Volvo Cars Thailand
VCT debuted this New stylish V60 Wagon, Imported from Malaysia with 2.0 Liter T8 Twin Engine Plug-in Hybrid engine with AWD Standard. rated at 407 Horsepower (Combined Power)
And behind the rear seats is 18.6 Cubic feet, Up to 48.1 Cubic feet when all seats is folding down..
Listed Price ; 2.29 Million THB (Momentum) and 2.69 Million THB (Inscription)
55.6 KM/L, 130 U.S. MPG.
The Rear tailgate with 60 % of seat is folded.
Typical Volvo comfortable Interior.
2020 Range Rover Evoque First Edition shown.
Inchcape Thailand (Authorized JLR Distribution in Thailand)
Inchcape introduced The New Range Rover Evoque with updated styling, Limited Evoque First Edition with 2.0 1st Edition Ingenium Diesel and The New 300 Horsepower PHEV Option.
1st Evoque rear end.
Nice alloy too...
Listed Price ; 3.999 Million THB. (PHEV SE) and 4.499 Million THB.(w/ R-Dynamic)
12.3 KM/L, 29 U.S. MPG. (Hybrid)
New Evoque's Interior..
2020 Cayenne Coupe shown...
AAS Auto Service (Authorized Porsche Distribution in Thailand)
AAS stars of the show was The New Cayenne Coupe.
Very nice looking optional alloys, Of course ; Suspension is lowered than the normal Cayenne which it's base.
Adequate trunk space up to 54.3 cubic feet
Very Hi-Tech Interior...
Nicely styling Key too..
The engine starts with 462 Horspower V6 e-Hybrid and 340 Horsepower V6.
Listed Price ; 6.5 Million THB. (V6 e-Hybrid) and 8.1 Million THB (V6)
Up to 11.9 Million THB.
10.1 KM/L, 24 U.S. MPG. (V6) and 31.2 KM/L, 73 U.S. MPG. (e-Hybrid)
And Here's my highlights, everyone...
Representing from McLaren Bangkok by Niche Car Group...I give you McLaren Senna.
Looks Nice, Isn't it?
The Thailand's Only 1 McLaren Senna is Imported from McLaren Tokyo showroom and "already sold"
The 789 Horsepower Twin-Turbo V8 underneath the window, You can also see the McLaren Tokyo Showroom sticker. That's what it's from.
Senna's Unique Rear Wing...
Pirelli P-Zero Trofeo R tyres with Brembo's carbon ceramic brakes.
I can't stand it!, I want a photo with it!...
And you really want to know ; What is cost for this Senna?
Well with Heavy Tax,
Senna's Total Price ; 200 Million THB.
The Most Expensive Car of This Events.
And many more new cars that I didn't mention on this special episode including ; The New Audi Q3, A6 Avent, 2020 Mitsubishi Triton Athlete, BMW X3 M, The New Chevrolet Colorado, All-New 2020 Captiva, 2020 Ford Ranger Wildtrak X, FX4, Everest Sport, Mercedes-Benz GLC, GLS, Mini JCW Clubman, JCW Countryman, and McLaren GT.
As for car reservation summary for 13 events day, as for result of 37,489 cars booked.
For Top 10 ranking ; #10 : Ford - 1,323, #9 : Mercedes-Benz - 1,862, #8 : Nissan - 2,218, #7 : MG - 2,252, 6 : Suzuki - 2,308, #5 : Mitsubishi - 2,959, #4 : Isuzu - 3,716, #3 : Mazda - 3,998, #2 Honda : 5,766, And #1 : Toyota - 6,243.
The numbers of visitor of this year's edition ; 1,510,307 Peoples.
That's pretty much it for this special edition of ThitichaiTalks.
Thanks for Reading and See you in next Episode of ThitichaiTalks!
One more look on the Senna... See You Next Episode... :)
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