Thailand International Motor Expo 2021 (1): TIME to ENJOY
EVs from Chinese and European manufacturers
|38th Thailand International Motor Expo 2021 entrance|
The 38th Thailand's Motor Expo 2021, running from December 1-12, 2021, showcased 32 car brands from 9 countries and 12 motorcycle manufacturers from 7 countries, including Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Ford, Haval, Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu, Kia, Lexus, Lotus, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, MG, MINI, Mitsubishi, Moke, Nissan, ORA, Peugeot, Pocco, Porsche, Rolls-Royce, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Volvo, AP Honda, Bajaj, BMW Motorrad, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, KTM, Royal Enfield, Suzuki Motorcycle, Triumph, and Yamaha. This 12-day event is anticipated to result in a combined turnover of over THB 35 billion.
The concept for this year's Motor Expo, "TIME to ENJOY", corresponds with the event's nature and reflects the meaning of its acronym "TIME" (TIME: Thailand International Motor Expo), as the show organizer sees the Motor Expo as an event that motor vehicle lovers look forward to, getting together to interact and exchange ideas in a lively atmosphere filled with enjoyment.
Spotlighted models at this year event include models such as the MG Cyberster Concept BEV, Mitsubishi Triton Ralliart and Pajero Sport Ralliart, Mercedes-Benz EQS, BMW iX and iX3, Haval H6 PHEV, Haval Jolion HEV, TANK 500 HEV, Ora Good Cat EV, Toyota Corolla Cross GR Sport, Lexus NX PHEV, Honda HR-V e:HEV, Mazda CX-3, MINI Electric Pacesetter, MINI Clubman Jermyn Edition, Volvo XC60 Recharge PHEV, and Volvo XC40 Recharge EV.
This Motor Expo has adopted universal infection preventive measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 wherein all persons involved in hosting the event must have received 2 vaccine doses and taken an ATK (Antigen Test Kit) test, instead of an RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction) test onsite before entering the venue without restriction, while visitors must either have received 2 vaccine doses or have taken an ATK test on site. The implementation of strict COVID-19 preventive measures in conformity with governmental policy ensured a lower risk of contamination. All visitors were required to wear face masks always while visiting the show and sterilize their hands with hand sanitizer before entering a showcased vehicle.
The Motor Expo Online Platform also was organized in parallel with the actual motor show via the "motorexpo.co.th" website. ( https://ve.motorexpo.co.th/ )
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