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Tyre sales up slightly in four Asean capital cities
February 26, 2015 1:00 am

Tyre sales up slightly in four Asean capital cities

FOUR KEY CAPITALS across developing Asean countries saw marginal growth in car-tyre sales last year, according to market-research firm GfK.

Auto Club sets unofficial car output target
February 25, 2015 1:00 am

Auto Club sets unofficial car output target

The Automotive Industry Club of the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) has set an unofficial production target of 2.15 million vehicles for 2015, which is almost the same as last year's target. Most of the finished products will be for export...

Local brake industry urged to shift its focus to R&D
February 17, 2015 1:00 am

Local brake industry urged to shift its focus to R&D

THAILAND recently hosted a regional conference of producers and traders in the fields of braking systems, brakes and friction materials that was held for the first time in Asean.

Mazda's new eco-cars priced |at Bt675,000 to Bt790,000
January 16, 2015 1:00 am

Mazda's new eco-cars priced |at Bt675,000 to Bt790,000

Mazda has announced the official pricing of its redesigned Mazda2 subcompact, the first model to be produced under Phase 2 of the government's eco-car programme.

India's Apollo Tyres sets sights on 5 per cent of Thai market in...
January 14, 2015 1:00 am

India's Apollo Tyres sets sights on 5 per cent of Thai market in...

Apollo Tyres, the first Indian tyre brand to make inroads in Thailand, says it aims to capture 5 per cent of this market within two or three years.

Bosch producing active safety systems here
January 9, 2015 1:00 am

Bosch producing active safety systems here

Bosch, one of the world's leading automotive suppliers, has localised production of active safety systems at its manufacturing facility in Rayong.

SUVs appeal most to new-vehicle buyers: study
January 9, 2015 1:00 am

SUVs appeal most to new-vehicle buyers: study

Sport utility vehicles were more appealing to new-vehicle owners in Thailand than pickup trucks, passenger cars or multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs) in 2014, according to the JD Power Asia Pacific 2014 Thailand Automotive Performance, Execution and...

Zero electric motorcycle comes to Thailand
January 9, 2015 1:00 am

Zero electric motorcycle comes to Thailand

Thai Yarnyon Group, an automotive company belonging to the Leenutaphong clan, has diversified into the electric motorcycle market with the introduction of Zero motorcycles in Thailand recently.

New Mitsubishi Thailand president
January 9, 2015 1:00 am

New Mitsubishi Thailand president

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) Japan has appointed Morikazu Chokki as the new president and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand).

HR-V: a crossover that makes a lot of sense
January 7, 2015 1:00 am

HR-V: a crossover that makes a lot of sense

The Nation's Kingsley Wijayasinha takes Honda's subcompact crossover for a spin and comes away impressed with not only its exterior design and interior, but also its comfortable drive, fuel consumption and performance. Check it out