By The Nation
Kwanchai Paphatphong, organising chairman of the event, said between December 1 and 7, 13,549 cars were booked, down 1.6 per cent from last year’s fair. The fair was opened for press and guests on December 1 and for the general public on December 2.
Toyota is leading the bookings with 2,061 units, followed by Honda at 2,032, Mazda 1,786, Isuzu 1,506 and MG 928 units.
So far, only 2,228 motorbikes have been booked, 30.7 per cent less from the last fair. The top five brands are Honda 543 units, Yamaha 385, GPX 336 units, Kawasaki 189 and Vespa 201.
The fair expects to attract as many as 1 million visitors and have 25,000 to 30,000 cars and 5,000 motorcycles booked, and expects more than Bt35 billion to be spent.
Kwanchai said more bookings are expected during the December 10-13 long weekend and is confident targets will be met.
The 37th Motor Expo runs until December 13 at Nonthaburi’s IMPACT Challenger Hall, Muang Thong Thani.