Thailand Auto Industry on a surge


The vehicle production figures for Thailand in 2010 showed a very strong growth of just under 40 percent, year on year, with total numbers of domestic sales over 750,000 units.

The export production figures were also very buoyant with the various Free Trade Agreements helping boost the export production close to 900,000 units for the year.

With Ford and GM both expanding their presence in Thailand, and new cars such as the Fords Focus and Fiesta and GM’s Cruze coming on stream, the local auto industry looks very strong.  It seems that the domestic political upheaval had no apparent effects on the auto industry, and neither did some niggling union problems.

This all augurs well for the Bangkok International Motor Show, which will be held at the Impact Muang Thong Thani for the first time, having outgrown the available space at the BITEC venue.

The 32nd Bangkok International Motor Show will be held for 14 days from March 23 (Wednesday) to April 6 (Wednesday).  Public days will be from Saturday, March 26 until April 6, and this year the Motor Show will be held at Challenger Hall (Impact Muang Thong Thani), Bangkok.

The show is more than just new cars, but is a comprehensive one that includes passenger cars, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, vehicle bodies, parts, machinery and tools.