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Benz unit posts rise in NPLs
August 18, 2015 1:00 am

Benz unit posts rise in NPLs

SLOW PAYMENTS by car owners has driven Mercedes-Benz Leasing (Thailand)'s non-performing loans up a gear.

Suzuki partnership prompts Kiatnakin Bank to revise car loan criteria
August 11, 2015 1:00 am

Suzuki partnership prompts Kiatnakin Bank to revise car loan criteria

KIATNAKIN BANK is keen to lower the rejection rate for its hire purchase loans and sustain credit costs by becoming a captive finance company for carmakers, starting with Suzuki.

Mazda opens new plant in Chon Buri
August 8, 2015 1:00 am

Mazda opens new plant in Chon Buri

MAZDA HAS made Thailand the second country after Japan to serve as a production base for its SkyActiv automatic transmission, with the official opening of Mazda Powertrain Manufacturing (Thailand) Co (MPMT).

Automakers look to change gear in third quarter
August 2, 2015 1:00 am

Automakers look to change gear in third quarter

With the market plunging by 16 per cent during the first half of the year, auto companies are capitalising on every sales opportunity that arises.

Toyota threatens legal action over tax allegations
July 28, 2015 1:00 am

Toyota threatens legal action over tax allegations

A senior executive at Toyota Motor Thailand has threatened to file lawsuits against individuals who continue alleging the company is falsifying import documents.

Money-back guarantees at annual city used-car show
July 21, 2015 1:00 am

Money-back guarantees at annual city used-car show

MOTOR SHOWS aren't only for new cars, and those looking for a good deal on a second-hand vehicle should visit the seventh "Bangkok Imported Car and Used Car Show", which opened yesterday at Challenger Hall 3, Muang Thong Thani.

Ford introduces latest Ranger pickup line-up
July 18, 2015 1:00 am

Ford introduces latest Ranger pickup line-up

FORD THAILAND has launched an updated version of its Ranger pickup truck with customer orders kicking off at all Ford dealerships nationwide.

Thailand chosen for the global launch of new Toyota Fortuner
July 18, 2015 1:00 am

Thailand chosen for the global launch of new Toyota Fortuner

THE TOYOTA Motor Corporation has chosen Thailand for the global launch of the latest version of its popular Toyota Fortuner, with the Japanese automotive giant unveiling the sport-utility vehicle on Thursday.

German auto tech firm has faith in Thailand
July 13, 2015 1:00 am

German auto tech firm has faith in Thailand

A LEADING automobile technology company in Germany has faith that Thailand will rebound from the economic downturn that saw the local auto industry experience a continued drop.

New models drive Mazda sales well over market average
July 10, 2015 1:00 am

New models drive Mazda sales well over market average

Thanks to the high demand for its new SKYACTIV models, Japanese automaker Mazda has been able to better the market average over the first half the year and almost match its performance from a year ago.