Taiwan tensions threaten supply of semiconductors

A logo of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co on display at the firm’s headquarters in Hsinchu, Taiwan. REUTERS The growing tensions between China and Taiwan have left the Thai automotive industry facing fresh concerns as manufacturers fear China may ban the ...

Turning it up to 11 11th World Ducati Week marks a 4-year break for the faithful

The Most Beautiful World Ducati Week of all time It was incredible to see the bike in person Lenovo Race of Champions World Ducati Week 2022 in numbers The 11th World Ducati Week, which came back after a four-year ...

Fortuner gets 2022 update

Toyota Hilux Revo. Toyota has introduced 2022 updates for the popular Fortuner, which commands a 45% market share in the PPV (Pickup Passenger Vehicle) segment. Cosmetic upgrades for the Fortuner Leader series include changes to the new radiator grille, ...

Motorcycle output falls in H1, exports increase 2.94%

Motorcyclists take part in a campaign for road safety in Bangkok. Motorcycle manufacturing in Thailand decreased during the first half of 2022. (Photo: Somchai Poomlard) Thailand's motorcycle industry is being hit by the ongoing global semiconductor shortage, which caused production ...

Ford's Everest PPV set for delivery

Ford is ready to deliver the first units of the new Everest PPV (Pickup Passenger Vehicle) to Thai customers as well as over 100 markets around the world from the AutoAlliance Thailand assembly facility in Rayong. According to a ...

Porsche announces a comprehensive 2023 update for all variants of the Taycan

Porsche has announced that depending on when their vehicle was delivered, Taycan customers will benefit from, among other things, an increase in powertrain efficiency as well as new functions and improvements in the Porsche Communication Management. The update is ...

Optimised for performance Heavyweights unveil new and updated models in the SUV segment

While the automobile industry faced semiconductor shortages as well as decreased consumer purchasing power during the first half of the year, automakers began to line up to launch a large number of new and updated models, particularly in the ...

Output to fall short of 1.8m target

Thailand's car manufacturing is likely to fall short of a target of 1.8 million units this year due to various factors, notably the protracted global semiconductor shortage, says the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI). Earlier it was expected Thailand would ...

Triumph's future is electric

Triumph motorcycles has announced the completion of the TE-1 electric motorcycle development project, with the release of the final prototype test results that exceed the project objectives and demonstrate the incredible success of this unique collaboration. The collaboration between ...

Stylish and sporty The iconic Audi TT is set for retirement with one final swan song

Audi has announced it will discontinue the iconic TT model in 2023, replacing it with an electric vehicle within the same price range. This means for those interested in the TT, this is your last chance to get one. ...

New Baidu self-driving taxi is 50% cheaper

Baidu’s Apollo RT6 robotaxi is on display during its unveiling in Beijing on Wednesday. AFP SHANGHAI: Baidu Inc yesterday unveiled a new version of its robotaxi that it says costs nearly half as much to make as the previous model, ...

First round of race series draws to a close

The Thailand Super Series 2022 competition has ended. Partners such as Toyota Gazoo Racing Motorsport and RAAT Thailand Endurance International Championship were among more than 227 cars, racers and crew from 10 nationalities for the opening race of the ...

A glimpse into the future An eager public awaits the release of Yamaha's new electric scooter

At the recent Bangkok International Motor Show, Thai Yamaha Motor debuted their new electric vehicle, the Yamaha E01. It's a sign that finally, one of the major players in the industry is getting ready to make a significant move ...

VinFast opens first EV showrooms on Tesla’s California doorstep

Shoppers walk past a VinFast’s flagship US store, as the Vietnamese electric vehicle is set to open its first overseas stores starting in California, in Santa Monica, the United States, July 2, 2022. (Photo: Reuters) VinFast, an electric carmaker ...

Toyota revamps Crown range, with new models to be sold outside Japan

The Toyota Motor Corp badge on a wheel of a bZ4X electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) displayed at the company’s showroom in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, on Monday, June 13, 2022. (Photo: Bloomberg) MAKUHARI, Japan: Toyota Motor Corp ...

Hyundai unveils sedan version of cult EV

The Ioniq 6 sedan is displayed during the press day at the 2022 Busan International Motor Show on Thursday. (Bloomberg photo) SEOUL: Hyundai Motor Co unveiled a sedan version of its cult electric vehicle yesterday, with an interior that can ...

Battery tie-up aims to boost EV demand

From left are Ms Wu, Ms Jiraphon and Mr Miura at the MoU signing. Ms Jiraphon said the cooperation would encourage prospective motorcycle buyers to adopt electric mobility technology. US-based EVLOMO Technologies Co is preparing to jointly work on ...

50 Years of M

1970s-1980s 1980s-1990s 1990s-2000s 2000s-2010s BMW M, or to give its full official name, BMW M GMBH, the specialist tuning arm of BMW, started out with just a handful of enthusiastic employees who happened to know a thing or two ...

Hear the 4 roar BMW M4 Competition Coupé is a bit of a beast

BMW Thailand recently held the ultimate driving experience for customers and media reps at the Chang International Circuit in Buri Ram, highlighting four models — the BMW X4 M Competition; BMW M4 Competition Coupé; BMW M340i xDrive; and BMW ...

Stylish on the inside, and out

While the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class shown at this year's Bangkok International Motor Show was an imported version not intended for sale, locally-assembled cars are now rolling out from the Samut Prakan plant. Codenamed W206, the fifth-generation C-Class is available ...

Shop for cars at Bitec's Fast Auto Show

(Photo courtesy of Fast Auto Show) “Pick The One You Like, Buy The One You Love” is the theme of the Fast Auto Show Thailand 2022, which is running at Bitec Hall 102-104, Bang Na-Trat Road, daily from 10am ...

Five electric motorcycles you must know now

Electric motorcycles by Harley-Davidson and LiveWire are seen at a Harley-Davidson dealership in Queens, New York City, the United States, on Feb 7, 2022. (Photo: Reuters) On June 17, 2022, Norton Motorcycles announced it would build an electric motorcycle. ...

Saudi investors eye EV prospects during EEC visit

Mr Alenezi, in a grey suit, and prospective Saudi investors pay a visit to the SNC Former Plc factory, a prototype of an Industry 4.0 factory in the EEC. Saudi Arabia has become the latest country to show an ...

Energetic eco An upgraded Almera provides a ride that belies its diminutive displacement

For the 2022 model year, Nissan is offering a special version of the Almera eco car that comes with an upgraded look as well as a comprehensive advanced safety package. The Almera VL Sportec, priced at 669,000 baht, is ...

Maserati looks to the heavens with new convertible

Maserati MC20 Cielo. MASERATI Maserati has unveiled its MC20 Cielo, the retractable hardtop version of the Italian company's MC20 supercar. The letter MC signifies Maserati Corse, while the number 20 represents 2020, which refers to a new era for ...

Sorry Elon Musk. Hyundai's quietly dominating EV race

The interior of a Hyundai Motor Co Ioniq 5 electric vehicle (EV) automotive robo-taxi displayed in the Gangnam district of Seoul, South Korea, on June 9, 2022. (Photo: Bloomberg) Pipe down for a second Elon, the hottest things in ...

Car manufacturing for export slides 40% amid dip in orders

Thailand's car manufacturing for export from January to May decreased by 40% year-on-year to 72,527 units due to sluggish purchase orders, particularly from the European and US markets, says the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI). In May, car production for ...

Mini EVs sell out in 18 minutes

Billboards for limited edition of 50 Citroen mini electric cars are seen at the Gare de l’Est train station in Paris on Wednesday. (Photo: Reuters) PARIS: A limited edition of 50 Citroen mini electric cars sold out in less than ...

FTI says country needs to step up EV development

Thailand must speed up its electric vehicle (EV) development to stay ahead of Indonesia if it still wants to become a regional EV production hub, says the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI). While Thailand is good at manufacturing cars ...

Soft loans to grow EV chargers

An electric vehicle charges at last year’s Motor Expo. (Photo: Pattarapong Chatpattarasill) The government looks set to offer soft loans to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and startups that want to invest in charging stations for electric vehicles (EV), a ...

Drivers invited to 'explore with style'

The new Mitsubishi Xpander Cross is the latest variation to the Mitsubishi Xpander family, with an even tougher character. The new Mitsubishi Xpander was released recently by Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand), with the company delivering vehicles beginning at the end ...

Not first, but best Lamborghini prepares to enter EV market. Then, look out!

Lamborghini boss Stephan Winkelmann is not only one of the best-dressed auto executives in the world but is also one with a tonne of achievements that has helped the Italian supercar brand grow sales by over 300% during his ...

Bangkok air guitar contestants rock for peace

Rob “Donald Trump” Palmer performs during the 2022 Thailand Air Guitar Championships in Bangkok on Saturday. (Photo by LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA (AFP photos) What happens when Donald Trump, a Bangkok moto-taxi driver and a Squid Games contestant take the stage ...

Importance of EVs touted by minister

Visitors check out the latest models of cars at a motor show in March 2022. (Photo: Bangkok Post) Electric vehicles (EV) are expected to transform Thailand's automotive industry in five years and are instrumental in driving Thailand to become ...

No petrol, no cars: Cubans turn to electric transport

An electric powered tricycle rides along a street of Havana on May 25, 2022. (Photo: AFP) There is a new sight on the streets of Havana: increasing numbers of electric vehicles (EVs) whizzing among the old American cars so ...

Mazda to study EV plan in Thailand

Mr Miura believes PHEVs and HEVs will be most suitable for the Thai car market. Mazda Sales (Thailand) Co is conducting a feasibility study into its plan to launch plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) ...

Ferrari says 80% of its models will be electric or hybrid by 2030

Italy’s Ferrari says it will unveil its first SUV in September MARANELLO, Italy: Ferrari unveiled Thursday plans to turn 80% of its production into all-electric or hybrid cars by 2030 in a major shift for an iconic brand renowned ...

Mazda accelerates rollout of electric cars in Thailand

Mr Miura believes PHEVs and HEVs will be most suitable for the Thai car market. Mazda Sales (Thailand) Co is conducting a feasibility study into its plan to launch plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) ...

Several hurdles remain for local EV market The state passed an incentive package for electric cars, but high prices and lack of charging infrastructure hinder buyers

An EV model displayed at the 2021 Thailand International Motor Expo. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb) The lingering question following the launch of the government's electric vehicle (EV) incentive package earlier this year is whether lower prices will be able to ...

EV excise tax cut begins June 9

The law governing the reduction of the electric vehicle (EV) excise tax from 8% to 2% will take effect on June 9, according to the Excise Department. Department spokesman Nattakorn Utensut said the Council of State finished vetting the ...

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