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New Pajero Sport due July 25

Published July 11, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Jul 10. 2019
The facelifted Pajero Sport will be unveiled on July 25.

The facelifted Pajero Sport will be unveiled on July 25.
By The Nation

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will unveil an new version of Pajero Sport in Bangkok on July 25, the company said in a statement.

The first Pajero Sport, coming with stylish design, a range of equipment as well as a practical interior, was launched in 2015 and classified as a PPV (Pickup Passenger Vehicle).

The new model features better design, quality as well as a step up in comfort and convenience.

Since its launch, 64,000 units of the Pajero Sport have been sold in Thailand.

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Nissan presents second-gen LEAF Nismo

Published July 11, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Jul 10. 2019
By The Nation

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Nissan has unveiled the second-generation LEAF Nismo RC, the automaker’s latest electric racing car.

The new model is fitted with two motors and is all-wheel-drive, doubling the output of the first at 240kW (326hp) and 640Nm. The first-generation model was rear-wheel-drive powered by a single electric motor in midship layout.

Nismo COO Motohiro Matsumura said: “We have achieved incredible acceleration with two motors applying torque to all four wheels and a lightweight frame”.

Thanks to the electric motor, electric vehicles are distinguished by their fine-tuned steering and maneuverability, Matsumura added.

“From a standing start, they also benefit from maximum torque that is well ahead of internal combustion engine-driven cars, resulting in an unparalleled sense of acceleration,” he said.

Yet no matter how well they perform, few people have an image of EVs as sporty, but Matsuyama said: ” The Nissan LEAF Nismo RC represents an attempt to build the sportiest possible concept using the mass-market Nissan LEAF battery and motor “.

Total weight of the new model has been reduced to 1,220kgs (electric vehicles suffer from heavy batteries), thanks to a lightweight frame and chassis, allowing the EV to halve the 0-100km/h time to approximately 3.6 seconds.

Nissan said it will market two cars each for Japan/Asia, Europe and the US, but did not discuss competition plans.

Harley’s Fat Boy joins Lego creator expert collection (with video)

Published July 11, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Jul 10. 2019
By THE NATION

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LEGO and Harley-Davidson now have something in common with the famed bike-maker’s Fat Boy model joining the toy-maker’s creator expert model collection.

Lego is a Danish toy-production company based in Billund. It is best known for the manufacture of Lego-brand toys, consisting mostly of interlocking plastic bricks.

The two companies said in a joint statement that the Lego version of the Fat Boy features an astounding 1,023 pieces. The finishes, surfaces and design elements have been crafted to replicate the full-size version.

There are also some movable parts, for example: spin the rear wheel and the Milwaukee-Eight engine springs to life with moving pistons. Other movables include the handlebar, gearshift and brake levers, as well as kickstand.

“The authenticity of the Harley-Davidson design comes by sweating the details from start to finish.” said Brad Richards, vice president of Styling & Design, Harley-Davidson. “We looked at every nut and bolt on the bike, all the finishes, and every small detail”.

The Lego creator expert Harley-Davidson Fat Boy is available directly from Lego stores and shop.LEGO.com, exclusively for Lego VIP members, beginning July 17 while sales to the general public will start on August 1.

It’s easy to find an EV charging station in Thailand

Published July 10, 2019 by SoClaimon

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It’s easy to find an EV charging station in Thailand

Jul 09. 2019
EA currently has 400 charging stations in Bangkok and plans to set up 1,000 stations across the country.

EA currently has 400 charging stations in Bangkok and plans to set up 1,000 stations across the country.
By Silpakorn Sangsinchai
The Nation

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To conserve energy and reduce consumption, one of the most favoured solutions is the use of electric vehicles (EV), thanks to their zero emissions and cheaper energy cost per kilometre, not to mention having lower cost of maintenance comparing to traditional fossil-fuel vehicles, due to a much lower number of parts.

However, many potential buyers are still on the fence about converting to EVs, fearing that the current charging infrastructure is not comprehensive enough for long-distance trips. It’s the worst nightmare of EV owners to find their vehicles out of juice in the middle of nowhere, with no charging stations around.

To put their minds at ease, Energy Absolute Public Co Ltd (EA), one of Thailand’s largest EV manufacturers and charging-station operators, has developed the mobile application “EA Anywhere” to conveniently find charging stations nearby.

Available on both App Store and Google Play Store, EA Anywhere features the voice assistants Siri and Google Assistant to enable hands-free use while driving.

Simply open the app or visit https://www.eaanywhere.com to get started. The app will ask for confirmation of your current location from a map, then choose the type of charging you need (normal charge or quick charge).

If you pick normal charging, you have to select the type of connection based on your car’s specifications – Type 1, Type 2 or CCS 2.

The app will display available stations near you, ranked by distance. You then can proceed to select the station and let the app navigate you to there.

The EA website’s “maps” section offers a more traditional way of finding your way around and shows charging station throughout Thailand, including the locations of “coming soon” stations.

EA currently has more than 400 stations in Bangkok and is aiming for 1,000 throughout Thailand (500 in Bangkok and periphery, 500 upcountry).

Combined with charging stations from other operators, EV users should have no problem finding a station, especially in urban Bangkok, Pattaya, Chiang Mai and Songkhla.

As an alternative to EA Anywhere, check out https://www.pumpcharge.com, where you can register and locate hundreds of stations in the Bangkok area. It also has an app called “PumpCharge” that has some nice features like reserving the charging slot in case there’s a queue.

According to the Ministry of Land Transport, by December 2018, Thailand had 122,631 registered hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), while 1,454 were battery-electric vehicles (BEV). Only HEV can run on gas alone and doesn’t require a charging station, while PHEV and BEV need external plug-in sources.

The Energy Policy and Planning Office under the Ministry of Energy is supporting private entrepreneurs who want to invest in EV charging stations by providing funds to cover both gentrification of the area and construction of the station.

From October 2018 to May 2019, over 80 stations were built under this project with Bt46 million in funding paid to investors.

Govt to ban import of used cars for personal use starting in December

Published July 9, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Govt to ban import of used cars for personal use starting in December

Jul 09. 2019
By The Nation

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The Commerce Ministry will ban imports of used vehicles for personal use starting on December 10, the chief of the Foreign Trade Department said on Tuesday.

Adul Chotenisakorn, director general of the Foreign Trade Department, said the Commerce Ministry has issued a directive to ban the import of used vehicles for personal use, so as to reduce air pollution and for the sake of road safety.

Adul said the ban, which will be enforced on December 10, is also aimed to prevent importers from avoiding paying high tariffs for entirely-imported vehicles by disguising them as used ones.

Adul said the ban was issued after the Commerce Ministry had consulted other government agencies.

He said the department would continue to allow imports of used cranes for construction businesses along with used fire engines and used ambulances that government agencies, state enterprises and charity organisations receive as donations.

Those who want to import used cars for their personal use must bring them in before December 9 and the department will approve their import applications within 25 days. After December 9, the import permits for used vehicles for personal use will not be valid, Adul added.

FAST auto show beats predictions for attendance, sales

Published July 8, 2019 by SoClaimon

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FAST auto show beats predictions for attendance, sales

Jul 08. 2019
A total of 3.335 orders were placed for new and used vehicles at the show.

A total of 3.335 orders were placed for new and used vehicles at the show.
By Kingsley Wijayasinha

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More than 292,000 visitor checked out the FAST Auto Show Thailand 2019 held last month, 17 per cent more than the expected – and organisers say consumers still have money to spend when enticed by the right promotions.

Show organiser Pattanadesh Assappakij, said 3,335 orders were placed for new and used vehicles (11.2 per cent higher than the 3,000-unit target).

“A total of 2,121 orders were placed for new vehicles, which is 6 per cent higher than our 2,000-unit projection, while 1,214 used cars were sold, 21.2 per cent higher than the 1,000 cars we predicted,” he said, adding that as much as Bt2.855 billion was generated during the five-day event.

“It seems that the Thai economy is improving and consumers still have the purchasing power – they are just waiting for the right sales promotions and campaigns,” he said. “As for used cars, customers want to he sure about the quality of the vehicle and the integrity of the dealership.”

Among the top highlights at the show were EVs (electric vehicles) such as the MG ZS, Nissan Leaf, Hyundai Ionic and Hyundai Kona. Meanwhile, the new Honda BR-V and Suzuki Ertiga MPV also enjoyed high popularity at the show, Pattanadesh said.

Drop you car and go for lunch at Chiang Mai Audi dealership

Published July 8, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Drop you car and go for lunch at Chiang Mai Audi dealership

Jul 08. 2019
The new Audi Service Chiang Mai 3-bay facility is located at Maya Shopping Center's 3B parking lot.

The new Audi Service Chiang Mai 3-bay facility is located at Maya Shopping Center’s 3B parking lot.
By Kingsley Wijayasinha

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Bored of waiting in the reception area while your car is being serviced at the dealership? A Chiang Mai service centre for Audi allows the customer to just drop off the vehicle at the shopping centre and head out to a convenient lunch or shopping.

Audi Thailand and Maya Shopping Centre have joined hands to open an Audi service centre offering scheduled maintenance and repair for customers in Chiang Mai and other northern region provinces.

The new format is called “Audi Service Point”, which carries global Audi AG standards, said Wallop Chalermwongsavej, vice president for after-sales at Audi Thailand.

The Bt5 million facility is located at Maya Shopping Centre’s 3B parking area, and features maintenance tools and diagnostics, as well as parts inventory for maintenance and repairs. There are three service bays.

“In Chiang Mai and the northern region, we have a sizeable number of Audi customers and the number is growing, particularly with the new generation of businessmen,” he said.

“The Audi Service Point has been a highly successful after-sales strategy for Audi in other markets, and our survey in Chiang Mai showed that customers really liked this idea,” he added. “Maya Shopping Centre is a highly convenient venue due to its location in the middle of Chiang Mai and the fact that it answers to various customer lifestyles.”

Audi plans to open another showroom and service facility in Chiang Mai this year.

Meanwhile, Audi is also staging a mini motor show to boost sales at the Maya Shopping Centre. The Audi Chiang Mai Motor Show took off on July 5 and goes on until July 14.

Nissan donates auto parts for Rajamangala University students

Published July 6, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Nissan donates auto parts for Rajamangala University students

Jul 05. 2019
By The Nation

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Nissan recently donated more than 10,000 auto parts to Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi for educational purposes.

The Japanese automaker said the donation was an example of how the company continues supporting Thailand’s education initiative to lay a strong foundation for expertise in the auto industry.

The donation was made in a ceremony held at Nissan’s warehouse on Bangna-Trad Road and was attended by the university’s dean of Technical Education Faculty, lecturers and mechanical engineering students.

The auto parts will facilitate practical studies and hands-on training for students. They include automatic transmissions, power-steering pumps, shock absorbers, starters, engine control units, alternators, wiring harnesses and headlights.

“We are pleased that genuine Nissan spare parts will be used to help teach students practical application. Students will be able to extend their hands-on knowledge that goes beyond theory, so they have practical technical skills necessary for their future careers,” Teeraphan Laongsri, vice president of after sales for Nissan (Thailand), said.

Mercedes-Benz offers more than just heart-thumping performance with C 63 S Coupe

Published July 6, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Mercedes-Benz offers more than just heart-thumping performance with C 63 S Coupe

Jul 05. 2019
The 510-hp C 63 S Coupe is priced at Bt10.129 million.

The 510-hp C 63 S Coupe is priced at Bt10.129 million.
By Kingsley Wijayasinha

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Mercedes-Benz is once again expanding its performance car line-up in Thailand with the introduction of the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupe.

Priced at Bt10.129 million, the C 63 S Coupe competes against the BMW M4 Coupe, priced from Bt8.399 million to Bt11.399 million depending on the horsepower package.

Apart from heart-thumping performance, the C 63 S Coupe also features a new system called “Mercedes me connect”.

“This added service provides a seamless experience to connect owners to authorised dealers, plus convenient access to other services of Mercedes-Benz at the touch of a finger,” Mercedes-Benz Thailand vice president Frank Steinacher said.

Features include an emergency call system, telediagnostics for car condition assessment submitted automatically to the service centre when repairs or maintenance is needed and remote engine start.

The C 63 S Coupe is powered by a 4.0-litre V8 bi-turbo engine capable of developing a whopping 510 horsepower at 5,500-6,250rpm and 700Nm of torque from 2,000-4,500rpm.

Transmission is a nine-speed AMG Speedshift, and the car comes with a specially-developed rear axle with an electronically-controlled limited rear differential.

Mercedes claims that it can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 290km/h.

The car is also pre-loaded with special commands in the AMG menu, including engine data, boost pressure, G-forces display and race timer, which makes it perfect for circuit driving.

There isn’t a drift mode, but there’s a “slippery” mode for wet or snow-covered roads, apart from the usual normal, sport, sport+ and individual modes.

Hyundai Motor Group’s US sales on rise for 11 months in row

Published July 5, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Hyundai Motor Group’s US sales on rise for 11 months in row

Jul 05. 2019
By The Korea Herald Asia News Network

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Hyundai Motor Group has seen an increase in its US sales for 11 consecutive months, the South Korean automaker’s US office said on Friday.

According to Hyundai Motor America, the Korean carmaker sold 64,200 units in June, about a 2 per cent rise from a year earlier.

Hyundai Motor’s Palisade (Hyundai Motor Group) Sport utility vehicles led the uptrend, the company said, recording a 10 per cent sales increase on-year and accounting for 53 per cent of the total monthly sales.

By type, 50 per cent of SUV sales in the US last month were led by the subcompact crossover SUV Kona, followed by the Santa Fe at 36 per cent.

The automaker said the overall SUV sales in the US have been growing upon the debut of the premium SUV Palisade in the US market in June A total of 383 units of Palisade have been sold less than in a month since its launch, it added.

Kia Motors America said its June sales in the US also inched up 0.4 per cent on-year, mainly due to improved sales of compact crossover Soul and sedan Optima at 11.6 per cent and 7.7 per cent respectively.

“Despite the slowing growth of the American automotive market, Kia managed to achieve an accumulated on-year growth rate of 3.8 per cent from January to June,” said Michael Cole, chief operating officer of Kia Motors America.

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