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The 35th Thailand International Motor Expo dazzles motorists

A celebration of drivers

The 35th Thailand International Motor Expo was held on 29 November, 2018, under the theme “Enjoy Driving! Before Driverless Era”. Billed as a final celebration of the joy of actually pressing pedals before the inevitable onset of the robots, the expo expects to host over a million car lovers from around the region.

Whether or not you agree that the age of the driver is nearly behind us, the show has delivered its annual fix of new technologies, stunning designs, and the latest concepts. Let’s look at some of the highlights.

Next-generation concepts

More than thirty global brands showed off their latest models at the show, and gave us a look at the future with their concepts and mock-ups. The Mazda Vision Coupe, Mercedes-Benz EQA, MG E-Motion Concept, Mini John Cooper Works GP Concept, and Porsche Mission E presented audiences with a glimpse into what tomorrow might hold.

Electrifying offerings

Hyundai and Nissan introduced their latest electric vehicle offerings. Hyundai’s Kona EV offers Tesla-like range at a bargain price, while Nissan’s Leaf continues to evolve, with increased range and comforts at a similar price to the previous model.

For the few

Visitors to the expo drooled over the McLaren 600LT Coupe on display, one of only six that will ever be built. The 620Nm beast is McLaren’s fastest, most powerful and most extreme, yet road legal, Sports Series yet.

Remaining at the very upper end of the market, Rolls-Royce introduced their truly enormous Cullinan SUV. Thkis $450,000 behemoth is one-gun turret away from being a genuine tank, and includes luxury interior features such as champagne flutes and bespoke whisky glasses in the refrigerator, night vision assists with wildlife, pedestrian warning and a massive 600-litre luggage compartment.

For the rest of us

Back on the more realistic side of the expo, Nissan showcased their recently updated Teana and Subaru launched the new-generation, and perennially popular Forester. Audi launched their new A6 Avant and previewed the new Q8, while Volvo showed off their new XC40 small crossover.

For drivers

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