Bangkok Motorshow 2017
The Bangkok International Motor Show 2017
happened from March 29th until April 9th, 2017,
at the Impact Arena Bangkok.
As usual, if something happens in Thailand, it was called The Greatest Show in Southeast Asia
completely ignoring the fact that only cars sold in Thailand were on display.
To show the full delusions of grandeur,
this year's exhibition was presented under the sloganReach to The Planet of Technology
Ford presented a sporty model of its Focus, but announced the price of its entry model
despite the fact that Thai Ford owners filed a class-action suit over faulty cars
A horde of 'Car & Motorcycle Cleaning Providers' enjoyed the show to maintain all the pomp and circumstance,
here on the latest Ford Pic-up Truck (made by Mazda)
Volkswagen presented Audi, Porsche, Lamborghini and Ducati, but not VW, Seat, Skoda or Bentley
Oh - what a price!
The Audi Q2 had one of the largest Mouth of the show
only trumped by (BMW's) Rolls Royce
Nevertheless, some cars from Mercedez Benz had a big mouth too
But the assembling of the cars didn't show the high quality the brand is advertising
China was on the show too, but with two companies only: MG occupied a very large booth to show its all-new creations
The Chinese owner of Volvo prensented the V90 together with the still popular V40 and V60
The 'naked' McLaren
As with most women, even a McLaren looks a lot more attractive in its 'cloth'
Volkswagen subsidiary Lamborghini proved that they still know to create beautiful cars
Moreover, Automobili Lamborghini had the only really 'green' vehicle on the show.
Most manufacturer decided to show their cars in red, black and/or white.
TATA from India not only presented its Indian made trucks but also the latest models from its subsidiaries Land Rover and Jaguar
The latest creation from Jaguar: It still seems to have an Indian touch
Unmistakably a Porsche Panamera 4S
Chevrolet showed its range of Pic-up Trucks (built by Izuzu) as well as the eyecatching Corvette
Izuzu showed a new truck with a design obviously inspired by Mitsubishi
BMW was on the show not only with Rolls Royce but also with a full range of its 'mini' vehicles
and with its new BMW 5 Series and the BMW i8, which obviously is in need of a lot of caress
Subaru's all-new Impreza
Mitsubishi was proud of a Replica of its first ever produced vehicle
Honda's eyecatcher was this Turbo powered 4-door Truck
and its all-new Civic Hachback
Suzuki's new way of life is called Ciaz
Nissan likes to promote its new Note, manufactured together with Mitsubishi
Fiat joined the show with its Maserati Brand only,
but not with its Fiat, Lancia, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler or Dacia Brands. Not even Ferrari was on the show.
During the show Nissan offered a heavy discount on its Juke: Instead of 922'000 Baht you could buy the vehicle for 749'000 Baht
Manufacturers from 'La Grande Nation' were completely absent.
Obviously Citroen, Peugeot nor Renault can attract enough of buyers in this country.
Suzuki presented Thailand's most expensive Hamburger
Suzuki supports Thailand's new trend: Foodtrucks
The workplace of the driver seems not to be very omfortable
The kitchen too, istn't made in Japan. it's made here in Thailand...
Kia from Korea presented a food truck too
You like it smaller?
STC showed two 'trucks' built around a chinese commercial 3-wheeler here in Thailand. Thai-Workmanship included.
Not a Food-Truck but a Camping Truck presented by SsangYong from Korea - ingenious or not?
Motorcyles on Show
Motorcycles are still in great demand
The Show's most beautiful Booth
The new Harley fixed and locked
The new Harley with a proud driver
The back of the new motorcycle looks like a stylistic study for an upcoming Harley Scooter...
Somebody just told the Lady the price...
BMW recommends to make life a ride - if you have the time and the money...
Ducati's Scrambler is a HIT in Thailand
Thailand's distributor of the Vespa brand presented Motto Guzzi's powerful bikes
as well as a few bikes manufactured by aprilia, a brand also owned by Piaggio
Triumph, assembled in Thailand, showed its large range of bikes, including the popular StreetTwin
Royal Enfield, owned by Eicher Motors Ltd., an Indian Manufacturer, just announced that, for the first time since 1970, it will built some of its upcoming generations of motorcycles in the United Kingdom, in Leicestershire.
Scomadi, allegedly designed in Great Britain, but manufactured by Hanway in Changzhou, China, showed its Lambretta inspired plastic scooters. With the exception of Vespa (and the Indian made Stella), most Scooters are made with some kind of Plastics, mainly ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene).
Suzuki presented a new version of its VanVan bike with a newly developed 200cc engine
No it's not another Triumph, its a bike from Kawasaki's W line sharing some characteristics of classic British vertical-twin standard motorcycles
Yamaha showed the 2017 version of the still popular SR400 bike,
as well as an all-new automatic 125cc scooter called QBIX with a fuell tank filler mounted on the footrest.
It will get the darling of the service girls and boys!
The 2017 version of Yamaha's Bolt
Yamaha's untouchable Beyond the Limits study
A Yamaha, inspired by a Vespa called 946, originally designed by Emporio Armani
The Yamaha Extra, a design study for a foldable e-bike
Honda used an Armada of Ladies to introduce the all-new 150cc Racer
Honda's new Plastic Monster, the NM4
Honda's new range of Scoopy
Honda's popular serie of minibikes, known as MSX, got some face-lifting
And last but not least, Honda's new 300cc Rebel bike
There was a change in the distributor ranking of Chinese motorcycles. Stallions, the longtime leader, had to give up its top position to GPX.While Stallions bought its bikes primarily from Sacin (also known as Skyteam) and Somoto, a subsidiary of the Qingqi Group, GPX signed last year an exclusive contract with Yingang, one of China's most innovative 2-wheel manufacturers.
GPX is not a newcomer in the Thai market. For many years, GPX has been selling the motorcycles from China's off-road specialist Apollo with great success.Stallions decided not to attend the show as did Zongshen, in Thailand known as Zongshen Ryuka, one of China's largest Bike manufacturers.
Legend's Gentleman, a 200cc Bike
The new GPX Demon, the second generation of the successfull Demon Series
With a Custom version of the Gentleman we close our roundup of the Motor Show.
See You again next year.