Over 60 new cars and motorcycles are presented at the Thailand International Motor Expo 2019, which opened on Friday. The event is traditionally held at Impact Exhibition Center in Bangkok and will last until December 10, TASS reported.
It is expected that for over 12 days the exhibition will be visited by 1.6 million people who will spend about 56 billion baht ($ 1.85 billion) on booking 50 thousand cars and nine thousand motorcycles. Thirty four automobile manufacturers and 26 motorcycle manufacturers from nine countries of the world brought their new products.
This year, the exhibition presents new models of the Porsche Cayenne Coupe and Volvo V60, some of these cars were previously exhibited in other countries. The show marked the beginning of upcoming sales in Thailand of Bentley Bentayga, BMW X3 M and Mazda 2. Also this year, new and updated BMW X4 M, Ford Everest Sport, Ford Ranger FX4, Honda City, Honda Civic Hatchback, Hyundai Veloster , Mazda CX-8, MINI Clubman John Cooper Works, Mitsubishi Attrage, Mitsubishi Mirage, Mitsubishi Triton Athlete, Nissan Almera and Toyota Yaris ATIV. Special attention was paid to the new version of the Nissan GT-R to released on the occasion of the 50th anniversary.
As for other vehicles, Aprilia RSV4 1100, Benelli Imperiale 400 and six BMW models were launched at the exhibition.
A thematic exhibition of children’s drawings was organized in neighboring pavilions. Specialists teach them the basics of driving, as well as talk about behavior on city roads. A show is also organized from a vintage car club in Thailand.
There is a special training ground next door, where potential buyers of cars with a built-in driver assistance function can familiarize themselves with their capabilities. Many of the vehicles presented at the exhibition can be taken for a test drive. A trade-in center has been opened at the event, where anyone who comes to the auto show can exchange their old car with a surcharge for a new one.