The car-buying season is again with the staging of this 12 months’s Bangkok Worldwide Motor Present reflecting the most recent developments within the Thai car market.
A complete of 27 car and eight motorbike corporations are taking part on this 12 months’s occasion, with 30 new and up to date fashions being launched.
Nevertheless, essentially the most noticeable development on the present, operating at IMPACT Challenger till April 3, is the emergence of electrical autos (EVs), with greater than 20 fashions being exhibited.
The federal government just lately slashed import duties and excise tax on imported EVs along with providing subsidies of 70,000-150,000 baht relying on battery measurement and VAT discount, leading to vital worth drops.
For instance, the China-imported ORA Good Cat 400 TECH, previously priced at 989,000, is now bought for 828,500 baht. The MG EV, previously priced at 998,000 baht, now retails at 761,000 baht.
Present organiser Dr Prachin Eamlumnow mentioned the car market has proven indicators of restoration, after two years of decline attributable to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“In line with the federal government, car and motorbike manufacturing in Thailand will develop in comparison with final 12 months,” he mentioned.
“On the similar time, the automotive business is getting ready for a serious technological transition from inside combustion engine expertise to electrical expertise. And there’s essential help from the federal government when it comes to manufacturing for home use and for export.”
Prachin added that the Bangkok Worldwide Motor Present additionally contributes to the promotion of EVs, with a lot of electrical automobiles and bikes on show, together with a particular zone to showcase future EV applied sciences.
The EV Good Metropolis Zone on the present options revolutionary electrical autos and state-of-the-art digital gear, because of growing shopper curiosity in electrical automobile expertise. Right here, eight BEV (battery-powered electrical autos) and PHEV (plug-in hybrid electrical autos) fashions are being displayed by BMW, Nice Wall Motor, MG, MINI, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche and Volvo.
As a lot as 30 billion baht is predicted to be spent throughout the auto gross sales extravaganza, which is without doubt one of the main such occasions in Southeast Asia.
BMW i4 M50
PRICE: 4,999,000 baht POWER/TORQUE: 544hp/795Nm TOP SPEED: 225kph 0-100kph: 3.9secs RANGE: 521km BATTERY: 83.9kWh
Based mostly on the 4 Sequence Gran Coupe, the i4 M50 options two electrical motors with a mixed energy output of 544hp and a spread of 521km. The rear-wheel-drive model (similar pricing) with one electrical motor has an extended vary of 590km.
The vitality content material of the high-voltage battery is 83.9kWh. DC charging is feasible at as much as 205kW, taking roughly 31 minutes for 10 to 80% charging.
The M50 has as much as 795Nm of torque in Sport Enhance mode, permitting it to sprint from 0-100kph in 3.9secs, whereas the rear-wheel-drive has a peak torque of 430Nm, giving it a 0-100kph time of 5.7secs.
Lexus UX 300e
Lexus UX 300e.
PRICE: 3,490,000 baht POWER/TORQUE: 201hp/300Nm TOP SPEED: 160kph 0-100kph: 7.5secs RANGE: 360km BATTERY: 54.3kWh
The UX 300e is powered by an electrical motor offering a most output of 150kW, or 201hp. Mixed with a lithium-ion battery, the automobile achieves acceleration of 0-100kph in 7.5secs and the battery, with a excessive capability of 54.3kWh, additionally permits the automobile to realize a most operating distance of 360km on a single cost.
Toyota says that the automobile’s physique panels utilise aluminium, leading to a light-weight automobile with a low centre of gravity and this brings enhanced stability and agency dealing with.
Lexus provides a 10-year limitless mileage guarantee for the hybrid battery along with a free Lexus Wall Charger set up service.
MG ZS EV
MG ZS EV.
PRICE: 1,023,000 baht POWER/TORQUE: 177hp/280Nm TOP SPEED: 175kph 0-100kph: 7.5secs RANGE: 320km BATTERY: 50.3kWh
The 2022 ZS EV change will get a grill-less front-end design in addition to a brand new 177hp motor and bigger 50.3kWh battery with a spread of 320km.
Other than elevated gear and security applied sciences, the 2022 mannequin additionally comes with a V2L (Automobile to Load) characteristic which features as an influence supply to cost different electrical units with a most load of two,200W.
Charging takes 30mins from 30 to 80% at a fast cost station and seven hours and quarter-hour from 0 to 100% through a house wall field.
MINI Electrical Assortment Version
MINI Electrical Assortment Version.
PRICE: 2,459,000 baht POWER/TORQUE: 184hp/270Nm TOP SPEED: 150kph 0-100kph: 7.3secs RANGE: 234km BATTERY: 54kWh
Solely 40 models of the three-door MINI Electrical Assortment Version can be found, with every that includes a multi-tone roof with flowing gradient hues made attainable by an revolutionary new wet-on-wet portray course of on the British MINI plant in Oxford. The lighter Pearly Aqua hue is first utilized to the roof — adopted by the darker San Marino Blue on the entrance of the roof and Jet Black on the rear.
The electrical motor produces 184hp and 270Nm torque for a 0-100kph dash in 7.3secs.
Other than superior help and security options, different highlights embody MINI Visible Enhance Radio, aluminium MINI Yours inside floor and 12 Harman Kardon audio system.
ORA Good Cat GT
ORA Good Cat GT.
PRICE: NA POWER/TORQUE: 140hp/210Nm TOP SPEED: 160kph 0-100kph: 6.9secs RANGE: 480km BATTERY: 59.1kWh
The ORA Good Cat GT is the sporty model of this cute Chinese language EV, with a most energy of 140hp and most torque of 210Nm. Gross sales have but to begin however ought to begin later this 12 months.
The Good Cat GT boasts an attention-grabbing sporty design that includes a carbon fibre grille on the entrance and a GT-inscribed spoiler on the rear, together with 18-inch two-tone alloy wheels and crimson brake callipers.
Detailed in distinctive crimson and black, the inside is supplied with a driver reminiscence seat with a “welcome” system, with a therapeutic massage system, auto air air flow system and a hands-free electrical tailgate.
Porsche Taycan GTS
Porsche Taycan GTS.
PRICE: 8,890,000 baht POWER/TORQUE: 598hp/850Nm TOP SPEED: 250kph 0-100kph: 6.9secs RANGE: 500km BATTERY: 93.4kWh
The brand new Porsche Taycan GTS, making its first Southeast Asian look, has a most output of 598hp and 850Nm (with launch management engaged), together with a prime velocity of 250kph. It’s the first Taycan mannequin to interrupt the 500km vary mark.
The brand new Sports activities Design Package deal brings a particular trim for the entrance, rear and aspect skirts, and the trim of the daytime operating gentle components within the LED primary headlights are completed in matte black with 3D observe graphics.
The Taycan GTS comes with an up to date Porsche Energetic Suspension Administration for improved grip and higher consolation. That is coupled to an non-obligatory rear-wheel-steering system, particularly re-tuned for extra centered dealing with.
PRICE: NA POWER/TORQUE: 204hp/265Nm TOP SPEED: 160kph 0-100kph: 8.4secs RANGE: 500km BATTERY: 71.4kWh
The Toyota bZ4X mid-size electrical SUV is the primary mannequin from Toyota’s newly-developed “past zero” electrical model. It’s being exhibited to showcase Toyota’s EV expertise and isn’t on the market.
It comes with a 71.4kWh battery, with a focused vary of as much as 500km for the front-wheel-drive model powered by a 200hp motor.
The bZ4X is the primary new Toyota mannequin to characteristic the most recent Toyota Security Sense bundle. This technique has been improved by increasing the detection vary of the millimetre wave radar and monocular digital camera.
Volvo C40 Pure Electrical
Volvo C40 Pure Electrical.
PRICE: 2,750,000 baht POWER/TORQUE: 408hp/660Nm TOP SPEED: 180kph 0-100kph: 4.7secs RANGE: 420km BATTERY: 70.8kWh
The C40 options two electrical motors driving all 4 wheels, delivering an output of 408hp and 660Nm of torque. Acceleration from 0-100kph is claimed at 4.7secs whereas the highest velocity is restricted at 180kph.
Volvo claims a spread of 420km per single cost for the 70.8kWh battery and fast charging from 0-80% takes 37 minutes.
The C40 contains a leather-free inside and one-pedal drive in addition to built-in Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Play.