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Published on November 30th, 2016 | by Subhash Nair

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33rd Thai Motor Expo Opens with 10 New Car Launches

The Motor Expo has long been a stiumus to boost year end sales in Thailand, but now in its 33rd year, it has grown quite substantially.

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For 2016, organisers have got together 37 car brands from 9 countries plus 21 brands of motorcycle from 8 countries. The highlight of the expo will be the Hyundai Enduro concept car – a 3-door crossover SUV in the vein of Hyundai’s Veloster.

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Mitsubishi is also expected to show the XM Concept, a vehicle that blends SUV and MPV styles.

Nissan too have the ‘Navara EnGuard Concept’ – but this is one has a more commercial application, as it is a rescue truck.

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The Expo will also feature the Asia Pacific launch of the Triumph Thruxton R T120, and the Thailand launch of the Kawasaki Supernaked Z900 and Ryuka Breakout 150.

Local car launches include the Foton Tunland, the Hyundai Tucson, Jaguar F-Pace, MG3, MG GS 1.5 Turbo, Porsche 718 Cayman, Rayttle 28 and the Volvo S90.

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The event opened this morning with a tribute to Thailand’s late monarch, who passed last month.


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