The 43rd The Bangkok International Motor Show promises to be an event full of smiles, laughter and inspiration for many people in different ways. He hopes to inspire collaboration, solidarity, unity in action and spirit to advance economic recovery despite the many obstacles we face today.
The Bangkok International Motor Show is perhaps the most resilient motor show in the world, having gone through several episodes with the financial crisis, political unrest and the recent pandemic; after continuing in 2020 and 2021. According to the organisers, the event was even able to attract 1.049 million visitors in 2020 and 1.34 million in 2021, having recorded 27,868 car reservations; they expect to do better this year.
“In 2022, Thailand’s automotive industry is now beginning to recover after suffering the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak for about 2 years. This year, the government sector has forecast that car and motorcycle production in Thailand will increase from the previous year after many countries around the world have been able to control the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, which allows people to resume normal lives and the economy to recover said Dr. Prachin Eamlumnow, CEO of PCL International Grand Prix and President of 43rd Bangkok International Motor Show.
Automobile brands participating in this year’s motor show are Ford, BMW, MINI, Mercedes-Benz, Great Wall Motors, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Maserati, Peugeot, Jeep, Toyota, Lexus, MG, Mazda, Suzuki , Isuzu, Hyundai, Audi, Honda, Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan, Volvo, Porsche, Bentley, Kia, Subaru and TAKANO.
Some vehicles to look out for are as follows; All-new Ford Ranger Raptor, Audi e-tron, Audi e-tron Sportback, Audi e-tron GT, BMW iX, BMW iX3, BMW i4, Lexus UX 300e, Mercedes-Benz EQS, MG EP Plus, MINI Cooper SE, Nissan Leaf, ORA Good Cat, Porsche Taycan, Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo, Volvo XC40 Pure Electric, Volvo C40 Pure Electric as well as other electric models, which will be unveiled at the event itself.
“Meanwhile, the Thai automotive industry is preparing for a major technological transformation from internal combustion engine technology to electric drive technology. Moreover, it is receiving support from the government sector in terms of production for domestic use. and international export in the future.Therefore, it is another time that the Bangkok International Motor Show plays an important role in driving the Thai automotive industry by showcasing a variety of electric cars and of electric motorcycles as well as a special area to display the technology of the future on the 170,960 square meter exhibition.It is well guaranteed that the Bangkok International Motor Show is the leading auto show in Southeast Asia added Dr. Prachin.
The new EV Smart City zone aims to raise awareness of zero-emission and ultra-low-emission vehicles. There will be an exhibition of battery electric vehicles (BEV) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) with 8 models from major manufacturers, such as BMW, Great Wall Motor, MG, MINI, Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan, Porsche and Volvo.
“The 43rd The Bangkok International Motor Show is the year of electric vehicles as car and motorcycle manufacturers will showcase their electric vehicles for more than 20 models. In addition, Arun Plus Co., Ltd., an affiliate company of PTT will join for the first time to showcase the future of electric vehicles in Thailand as well as introduce virtual reality or Metaverse technology in collaboration with Finn Solution Co. , ltd. visitors interested in buying a car to try interactive driving through their mobile phones, which will create a new experience for visitors,” said Mr. Jaturont Komolmis, COO of Sales and Marketing, Grand Prix International PCL and vice-president of the 43rd Bangkok International Motor Show.
For those interested in motorsports, the organizer will present the Honda City Hatchback; the racing car of the racing event dubbed Honda City Hatchback One Make Race. Additionally, there will be digital motorsport activities at the GP eRacing stand. There will also be a Grand Prix Motor Park stand and a ROD-branded souvenir area that will offer visitors original and limited merchandise.
“A racing event has always been part of the PCL International Grand Prix. At the previous event, the company organized the Honda City Hatchback One Make Race for the first time, which received good feedback from racers and the public. Additionally, we have extended our business to digital motorsports by establishing GP eRacing, which started in 2019. We also have Grand Prix Motor Park, the landmark of comprehensive outdoor activities in Kanchanaburi province under our supervision, and we will showcase the memorabilia under the ROD brand, which is specially produced to be distributed at the Bangkok International Motor Show for the first time this year,” said Mr. Anothai Eamlumnow, COO of Business Development, PCL International Grand Prix and vice-president of 43rd Bangkok International Motor Show.
Early Bird tickets for the motor show are now available at the special price of 50 baht and with a limited number on the website https://motorshow-online.com from now until March 22, 2022. Those who purchase an Early Bird ticket will receive a QR code to present to staff at the Challenger Hall 1-3 main entrance gates. It is also available for purchase through the K-Plus app, and with points redemption from KTC credit cards as well as other online channels.
In addition, the organizer has set up the Car Buddy by GPI application for pre-registration for those with a free ticket as well as to search for all car-related services, promotions from major car manufacturers, prices and reviews of the latest models.
“Since the Car Buddy by GPI app was released in 2019, the organizer has continuously developed the Car Buddy by GPI app to facilitate visitors to the Bangkok International Motor Show. In addition, we have added the search service for car maintenance, service center, garage, emergency service, DIY maintenance.It also provides the car promotions for those who are looking for a new car can make a decision easily without waste time browsing various websites as Car Buddy by GPI app provides all the information in one place,” said Mr. Peeraphong Eamlumnow, Chief Operating Officer of Media Publishing, Grand Prix International PCL and Vice President of The 43rd Bangkok International Motor Show.
The 43rd The Bangkok International Motor Show will be held at IMPACT Challenger Hall 1-3, Muang Thong Thani from March 23, 2022 to April 3, 2022, from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The regular ticket price is 100 baht and visitors will have the chance to win cars, motorbikes and other prizes through a raffle. The prizes are MG EP Plus, ORA Good Cat (400 Tech), Kawasaki W175, Honda Super Cub, Yamaha GT125, Suzuki Smash 115 FI as well as organizer memorabilia totaling THB 2,940,370.