The 2016 Thailand International Motor Expo kicked off today (December 1, 2016) featuring new vehicle launches and concept cars. Among the bunch of cars at the show, we listed down 5 vehicles that caught our attention.
Toyota Corolla Altis
First launched in Russia, the new Toyota Corolla Altis features an aggressive fascia which is fitted with a new grille and redesigned headlights. The Altis also gets a redesigned rear-end, and a new 1.8L engine.
Korean carmaker Hyundai adds a 4-wheel drive variant of the Tucson. This crossover will be powered by a 2.0L turbo-diesel engine that can squeeze 185 hp, roughly the same power output as the current model.
Subaru XV STI
Subaru added some “twist” to the XV crossover. It’s fitted with aesthetic upgrades such as wrap-around skirt, matte wheel arch, and black multi-spoke wheels from the brand’s performance department Subaru Technica International (STI). Powering this symmetrical all-wheel-drive crossover is a 2.0L Boxer engine with 150 horses.
MINI Cooper S Seven Edition
The Mini Cooper S Seven Edition comes with an exclusive Lapisluxury Blue body color and decorated with retro racing stripes. The vehicle is topped off with the number 7 badge. Furthermore, leather seats embedded with the ‘7’ logo can be seen inside. This will be available with the 3- and 5-door variants and will come standard with the 2.0L turbo engine that can produce up to 192 hp.
Porsche 718 Cayman Sports Coupe
Porsche unveils its 2-seater 718 Cayman Sports Coupe. It has a mid-mounted 2.0L turbo engine mated to a double clutch automatic transmission. This combination is said to produce 300 hp and can go from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.1 seconds.
Bonus: Aston Martin Vanquish
As Aston Martin’s flagship car, the Vanquish boasts impressive design, craftsmanship, and engineering. This grand tourer comes with a powerful 576 hp 5.9L V12 engine that can launch the car from 0 to 100 km/h in only 3.8 seconds.
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