ThitichaiTalks #14; 42nd Bangkok International Motor Show 2021 New Car Report
New Year, Another Thai New Car report is here again.
HELLO AND WELCOME TO THE ANOTHER EPISODE OF THITICHAITALKS
It is known that today every country in the world is facing the outbreak of COVID-19 which cause a huge impact on the economy, industry and society. Although, the epidemic crisis has begun to improved and the distribution of vaccine has also started to prevent the spread of COVID19, but we must not let our guard down.
With experience from last year, this year the show will carry on the strict practice of New Normal way of life and preventive measures, including checking in and out by scanning the QR code, wearing a face mask, practicing social distancing, having hand sanitizers available throughout the venue, reminding and facilitating visitors to follow the preventive measures always.
Anyhow, there is no big different in the preventive measures, but the level of intensity will be increased in every step for the utmost hygiene and safety of exhibitors, visitors and public.
Bangkok International Motor Show is playing a vital role in promoting Thailand automotive industry, which literally help stimulating the economy recovery. No matter big or small parties, if everyone unite together, I am strongly confident that we will be another force that drive the country economy forward.
DR. Prachin Eamlumnow. CEO of Grand Prix International and the organizers of this event.
On this auspicious occasion, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the government, car companies, motorcycle companies and everyone for the support you have given to Bangkok International Motor Show, and I am looking forward to the collaboration between government and private sectors in organizing such a great event as always.
Thank You -Speech of DR. Prachin E.
Let's Get Started!
2021 BT-50 4X2 DBL 1.9 SP Hi-Racer shown.
Mazda Sales Thailand.
Introducing the All-New Mazda BT-50 for 2021.
2021 BT-50 Freestyle Cab 1.9 S Hi-Racer 6AT shown.
Since its debut in 2006, the BT-50 has been sold mainly in regions including Oceania, ASEAN, Central and South America, the Middle East and Africa. Its sporty and powerful design, exceptional driving performance capable of taking on all kinds of driving situations, and functionality have all been highly regarded by drivers who actively drive pickup trucks.
The BT-50 RS Kit showcase based on Freestyle Cab 1.9 C model. Modification includes New FOX shocks all-round, 20 inch Bizon forged 5 spoke alloy wheels with ZR-rated Pilot Sports 4S Tires, and Recaro Sport bucket seats.
The second fully-redesigned model aims to bring customers pleasure and enjoyment. Based on Isuzu pickup trucks, special care went into the vehicle's design, ease of use and into creating peace of mind for the occupants.
BT-50 FSC Version interior.
The all-new BT-50 design expresses the unique beauty of Mazda's Kodo—Soul of Motion design theme with power, toughness and utilitarian functionality suited to a pickup truck. Mazda developed the BT-50 with the intention of making travel and the time spent inside the vehicle exceptionally pleasant. The vehicle's driving performance, functionality and safety meet the active needs of the wide range of situations in which customers may use pickup trucks.
The 2021 BT-50's Cockpit.
Mazda aims to become a brand that can create strong bonds with customers by focusing on the pure essence of cars — the joy of driving — and committing ourselves to preserve our beautiful earth, enrich people's lives and make a bountiful society that lifts everybody's spirits.
2021 BT-50 Double Cab 3.0 SP 4X4 6AT shown.
Available in both Isuzu-Derived 1.9 & 3.0 Series II Ddi Turbo Diesel Engine, Manual and Automatic.
Standard Cab 1.9 E Priced at THB553,000 (US$17,670)
Freestyle Cab 1.9 C Ranging from THB679,000 (US$21,700), THB714,000 (US$22,818) for raised Hi-Racer version, and THB768,000 (US$24,544) for Hi-Racer with 6-Speed Automatic.
Freestyle Cab 1.9 S Hi-Racer Ranging from THB787,000 (US$25,151) and THB832,000 (US$26,589) with 6-Speed Automatic.
Double Cab 1.9 C Priced at THB771,000 (US$24,640)
Double Cab 1.9 S Ranging from THB847,000 (US$27,069), THB891,000 (US$28,475) for raised Hi-Racer version, and THB936,000 (US$29,913) for Hi-Racer with 6-Speed Automatic.
Double Cab 1.9 SP Hi-Racer Ranging from 1.012 Million THB (US$32,346) and 1.070 million THB (US$34,196) with 6-Speed Automatic
And Top-Tier Double Cab 4X4 3.0 SP Ranging from 1.118 Million THB (US$35,730) and 1.153 million THB (US$36,848) with 6-Speed Automatic.
16.1KM/L, 37.8 U.S. MPG. (Combined, 1.9 Ddi, 2WD 6AT)
14.1KM/L, 33.1 U.S. MPG. (Combined, 3.0 Ddi, 4WD 6AT)
รถกระบะ MAZDA BT-50 DOUBLE CAB สุดขุมพลังแห่ง รถกระบะ double cab แกร่ง พร้อมเผชิญทุกเส้นทาง มาสด้า บีที 50 ขับเคลื่อน 4 ด้วยความลงตัวของปิกอัพช่วงล่างดี ที่ลบทุกภาพเดิมของปิกอัพที่เคยสัมผัส ด้วยรูปลักษณ์ภายนอก ดีไซน์แกร่ง พร้อมเผชิญทุกสภาพถนน เข้าโค้งได้อย่างมั่นใจ ภายในหรูหรา ให้อารมณ์เดียวกับห้องโดยสารรถเก๋งระดับพรีเมี่ยม
2021 Palisade (AU-Spec) shown.
Hyundai Motor Thailand.
Hyundai has flown in its world-famous flagship SUV, Palisade to be the star-attraction at this year's Motor Show.
Mr. Hitoshi Kaneko, C.O.O. of Hyundai Motor (Thailand) said “Hyundai has created a bit of buzz this year because we have flown in our flagship SUV, the Palisade. This model is the perfect example of our engineering and technology prowess and we felt it was a good time to showcase our abilities with one of the world’s most acclaimed SUVs” and, he added, “the abundance of features in the Palisade give some clues to the exciting technologies that we have planned for Thailand in the near-future.”
The Price and Fuel Economy.
Hyundai Thailand said they not planning to sold the Palisade here in Thailand, unfortunately.
Thai ECO Sticker is not rated for Palisade's Fuel Economy.
The 2021 HAVAL H6 Hybrid shown.
Great Wall Motors Thailand
Say hello to new kid on the block, Great Wall Motors from China, and hosted the world premiere of the All New HAVAL H6 Hybrid SUV at this year's Motor Show and reinforced the company’s strategy as the xEV leader with the parade of electric vehicles (xEV), led by ORA Good Cat, ORA Black Cat, POER EV, and “Concept H”, the concept car.
Steven Wang, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Great Wall Motors ASEAN and Thailand, added, “One of our biggest highlights at the Bangkok International Motor Show this year is the world premiere of All New HAVAL H6 Hybrid SUV. Thailand and Thai people are the first market and the first group of consumers to get the closer look of this model. The All New HAVAL H6 Hybrid SUV combines a complete range of cutting-edge innovations and technologies with distinctive design. Since its global launch, HAVAL H6 models have sold over 3 million units and have won numerous awards in international markets such as Australia’s Most Valuable SUV and the Best SUV in Chile.”
The H6's 1.5 liter GW4B15 GDIT EVO Turbo Petrol Hybrid engine
Yes, that's Turbocharged.
The All New HAVAL H6 Hybrid SUV on display at the Motor Show is the right-hand drive configuration. It is equipped with the Front Wheel Drive and its powertrain combines a 1.5-liter turbo engine with a 130-kW electric motor, resulting in integrated power output of 243 horsepower and a whopping 391 lb⋅ft of torque.
The H6's Cockpit.
The All New HAVAL H6 is equipped with GWM LEMON platform, which is a highly efficient modular technology platform with high safety and is lightweight. It provides a variety of selectable driving modes for different road conditions with effective reduction of energy consumption.
The 2021 ORA Good Cat (LHD Spec) shown.
ORA Good Cat redefines electric vehicles with its retro futuristic design, intelligent multi-LED headlights, panoramic sunroof, 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels, and GWM LEMON platform. ORA Good Cat is capable of up to 500 kilometers (310 miles) of driving range per one full charge and is equipped with many intelligent safety systems including Auto Emergency Breaking + Intersection, Rear Collision Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Braking, and Intelligent Connectivity and Commands, including voice command and remote vehicle control.
The 2021 ORA Black Cat (LHD Spec) shown.
ORA Black Cat is a mini-size electric vehicle that offers up to 300 kilometers (186 miles) of driving range per one full charge. The ORA Black Cat is celebrated for cutely spellbinding exterior design characterized by its two-tone colors and its front and rear lights are designed in a rounded shape. The interior design combines classic nostalgic and futuristic designs together. Despite the mini size, it has spacious cabin for seating comfort and a large cargo space that flexibly adapts to the needs of its occupants. Convenience features includes a 9-inch multimedia display, voice command system, multifunction steering wheel, and a range of driver assistance systems including Cruise Control and other safety systems as well as six airbags.
The 2021 Great Wall POER EV Pickup (Pre-Production) shown.
POER EV is an electric pickup truck with striking design that reflects its conceptualization as a powerful vehicle. POER EV looks tough with its sporty front grille and athletic taillights. Its cabin gives an impression of an SUV. This electric pickup is fully equipped with safety systems, such as 360-degree cameras, side sensors, and six airbags. It is powered by a 204 hp electric motor that produces maximum torque of 221 lb⋅ft. POER EV boasts a long driving range of 375 kilometers (233 miles) per one full charge.
Concept H, the concept car, made its world premiere at Auto Car 2020 in India, and Thailand is the second country to exhibit this concept vehicle. Design-wise, it has styling cues that HAVAL SUVs are known for, but stands out with a large and tastefully executed chrome-lined grille, LED headlights, large 19-inch alloy wheels, and T-shaped taillights. On the inside, the Concept H is packed with advanced technologies including a free-standing touchscreen infotainment system, front-mounted and door-mounted touchpads for a number of control functions. The dashboard looks elegant with an LED light bar that spans the width of the dash and provides a screen for the co-driver that displays real-time navigation information. The Concept H also has a large panoramic sunroof along with the forward collision alert system and an autonomous emergency braking.
If you want one of them... (Except the Concept H, Well...It's a concept car)
You can't buy it, because The H6 Hybrid will be launched and open for pre-booking in Thailand within the second quarter of this year. The price is expecting to be around THB78x,xxx to 1.2xx Million THB. (or around US$25,000 to US$39,000)
As for the ORA Good Cat, Black Cat, It's will goes on sale here within this year, expectantly.
And POER EV Pickup, like the ORA will be here within this year.
The All-New HAVAL H6 Hybrid, Proudly Made in Brand-New (Mostly) Factory in Rayong, Thailand.
MG Cars Thailand
Introducing the new "Freshen Up" "Toughen Up" version of the Extender Pickup.
The 2021 Extender Double Cab GRAND X 6AT shown.
The new Extender sports the new "huge" octagonal shape front grill and new LED headlamps with DRL on the top of 3 light bulbs below it.
The 2021 Extender Giant Cab D MT shown.
Bolder rear taillamps with new rear tailgate design. And interior is the same for all models except the brand-new two-tone Black & Brown Soft Touch leather interior.
Power is remain the same 2.0 Liter SC20M 4 cylinder Turbo Diesel engine with 161 horsepower and 277 lb⋅ft of torque, paired with either 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic gearbox, 2 or 4 Wheel Drive.
The 2021 Extender Double Cab GRAND X 6AT shown.
Giant Cab C MT priced at THB559,000 (US$17,800)
Giant Cab D ranging from THB629,000 (US$20,000) standard 6-speed manual, THB669,000 (US$21,312) for "raised" Grand version, THB729,000 (US$23,223) with 6-speed automatic.
Giant Cab X MT priced at THB739,000 (US$23,542)
Double Cab Grand D MT priced at THB769,000 (US$24,498)
Double Cab Grand X AT ranging from THB889,000 (US$28,321) and 1.039 million THB (US$33,099) with 4WD.
14.1KM/L, 33.1 U.S. MPG. (Combined, 2WD 6MT)
12.7KM/L, 29.7 U.S. MPG. (Combined, 4WD 6AT)
2021 MG Extender
2021 RS e-Tron GT Quattro shown.
Meister Technik (Audi Thailand)
Audi introduced the Asian's first ever premiere of the RS e-Tron GT Quattro.
2021 RS e-Tron GT Quattro (LHD version) shown.
Electric mobility is becoming dynamic and fascinating, as proven by the Audi e-Tron GT. The four-door coupé, which will be introduced on the market as an RS model at the same time, reinterprets the classic idea of the Gran Turismo: Its design is highly emotive, its technology is revolutionary. Two powerful electric motors with 598 horsepower (646 with Boost Mode) provide confident electric all-wheel drive and stunning road performance. The high-voltage battery with a net energy content of 96 kWh enables ranges of up to 504 kilometers (313 miles) (NEDC standard) to be achieved and can be recharged extremely quickly thanks to its DC 270 kW charging
Not only RS version will be sold here, there's the regular e-Tron GT to be sold here as well.
Base e-Tron GT priced at 6.39 Million THB. (US$203,568)
e-Tron GT Performance version priced at 6.79 Million THB. (US$216,310)
and RS e-Tron GT priced at 9.49 Million THB. (US$302,325)
The Audi e-tron GT quattro is a rigorous embodiment of electric mobility and unmistakeable Audi DNA.
The Audi RS e-tron GT unites the dynamic proportions of a gran turismo with the unmistakeable characteristics of an Audi RS model
2021 Outback 2.5 i-Touring Eyesight AWD shown.
Tan Chong Subaru Thailand.
Introducing another Asian's first ever premiere of the All-New 2021 Outback.
2021 Outback 2.5 i-Touring Eyesight AWD shown.
The 2021 Outback delivers the optimal blend of SUV capability and car-like ride and handling with standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, Active Torque Vectoring, Vehicle Dynamics Control and X-MODE with Hill Descent Control. The 8.7 inches of ground clearance for all Outback models is greater than that in many SUVs.
2021 Outback's cockpit.
Available only in 2.5 liter model only.
2021 Outback 2.5 i-Touring Eyesight AWD priced at 2.699 Million THB (US$85,982)
13.7KM/L, 32.2 U.S. MPG. (Combined, FB25 engine)
Introduced The New E-Class Family.
The 2021 E300e AMG Dynamic shown.
The model range introduces a refreshed, more dynamic and sportier exterior, redesigned headlamps and taillamps, radiator grille and bumper, and even more comfort and technology. Interior highlights include a progressive and modern 12.3-inch dual widescreen display and completely newly developed steering wheel with capacitive sensor technology and hands-off detection that eases the operation of semi-autonomous driving when equipped with the available driver assistance systems. The redesign also boasts new upholstery, trim, paint and wheel options.
The 2021 E200 Coupe AMG Dynamic shown.
Available in 3 bodystyles; Sedan, Coupe, and Cabriolet.
E220d Sedan AMG Sport priced at; 3.540 million THB. (US$112,774)
E300e Avantgarde priced at 3.19 million THB. (US$101,624)
E300e AMG Dynamic priced at 3.77 million THB. (US$120,101)
E200 Coupe AMG Dynamic priced at 4.55 million THB. (US$144,950)
and E200 Cabriolet AMG Dynamic priced at 5.14 million THB. (US$163,746)
20.0KM/L, 47.0 U.S. MPG. (Combined, E220d Diesel)
43.5KM/L, 102.3 U.S. MPG. (Combined, E300e Turbo Hybrid)
12.7KM/L, 29.8 U.S. MPG. (Combined, E200 Coupe Turbo Petrol)
12.2KM/L, 28.6 U.S. MPG. (Combined, E200 Cabriolet Turbo Petrol)
The 2021 E200 Cabriolet AMG Dynamic shown.
2021 E-Class Mercs
The 2021 BMW M4 Competition Coupe shown.
Behold. The M4.
The 2021 BMW M4 Competition Coupe shown.
The M4 deliver uncompromised street and track capabilities for which the model line has become well-known. Powered by the latest version of the 3.0-liter, inline-cylinder, BMW TwinPower Turbo S58 motors producing up to 503 horsepower, the new M4 Coupe also offer the choice of traditional 6-speed manual transmission, something that is rare in the cars’ segment.
The M4's cockpit from outside (Doors locked)
The 2021 M4 Competition Coupe priced at 9.999 million THB. (US$318,000)
10.3KM/L, 24.2 U.S. MPG. (Combined)
2021 BMW M4 Competition
All highlights of the all-new BMW M4 Competition Coupé and BMW M4 Coupé : Models, equipment, technical data, prices and services. Discover and build now.
And that's it for my March-April 2021 new car report...But wait it's more, there's a car that I didn't mention before in this episode, I'll put it right here.
The 2021 Yaris ATIV sedan and Hatchback adds "PLAY" limited edition with new color called "Ice Pink Metallic" Priced at THB716,000 (US$22,809) for Hatchback and THB699,000 (US$22,268) for Sedan. Only 1,500 for each bodystyle were made.
The 2021 Ford Ranger FX4 MAX priced at 1.189 million THB. (US$37,878)
The 2021 Jeep Renegade 4XE Trailhawk priced at 2.99 million THB. (US$95,253)
The 2021 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon priced at 5.5 million THB. (US$175,215)
The 2021 Mercedes GLE 350de Diesel Plug-in Hybrid priced at 4.699 million THB. (US$149,697)
The 2021 Mini JCW GP Inspired Edition priced at 3.448 million THB. (US$109,843) Only 19 of them will be imported.
The 2021 Mini Cooper S Paddy Hopkirk Edition priced at 2.555 million THB. (US$81,395) Only 37 of them will be imported
The 2021 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport adds new color called; Passion Red, celebrating 60th anniversary of Mitsubishi Motors Thailand. Priced at 1.603 million THB. (US$51,067) 2.4 GT-Premium 8AT 4WD shown.
The 2021 Mercedes-AMG A45 S 4Matic+ starting 4.999 million THB (US$159,254), the price can be higher by "Made by Order" option.
And finally the All-New 2021 Maserati MC20 starting at 21.5 million THB. (US$685,000)
And as for top 10 of the car reservation, here it is...
Total Reservation of 27,886 Cars.
As for the next year's event will be exhibit at the same place (Impact Challenger Hall 1-3. Muang Thongtani, Thailand) in March 23 to April 3, 2022
And that's really much it for this report.
If you like my new car report; Give me a "Bump" for supporting me, I'll be highly appreciated :), There will be more episode to come.
I'm apologize for I really didn't show up or making the post on my Drivetribe profile here, because I've got work at night and photographer at the same time, I first though was retiring my car blogging hobby thing, but I couldn't really retired because this is still the things that I love to do, just like the photographer hobby. So I keep carry on making every Thai new car report here,
and it's still to come every after Motoring Exhibition ends
like upcoming Motor Expo
TAKE CARE, STAY HEALTHY, I'LL BE SEEING YOU IN THE NEXT REPORT
12 hours after event ends...
Last year's event;
For a long 4 months postponement, The Motor Show is Back! -In "New Normal"
All car photo shot on my;
(Almost) No car related on here, But there's so much tech I want to talk about it.