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Motor Expo bags orders for over 33,000 cars


Orders were placed for 33,753 cars at the 37th Thailand International Motor Expo 2020 held from December 2-13 at Impact Muang Thong Thani in Nonthaburi province.

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The orders were down only 9.9 per cent from last year, the event organiser said.

Kwanchai Paphasphong, the organiser, said orders were placed until the last day. However, motorcycle orders were down to 4,946, a 31.7 per cent drop year on year.

“The small dip in car orders is satisfactory considering that this year the auto industry and the economy have been suffering from Covid-19, but thanks to the government’s measures in controlling the outbreak we can recover quickly,” he said.

Kwanchai added that carmakers who had received the most orders were Honda, Toyota, MG, Mazda and BMW. “The most popular cars were passenger vehicles which included sedan, hatchback and others, making up 40.9 per cent of total reservations,” he said. “MPVs or multi-purpose vehicles came a close second at 40.4 per cent, while pickup trucks were 12.2 per cent of total orders.”

The premium section saw 3,783 cars being reserved at the event, added Kwanchai.

As for motorcycles, the most popular brands were Honda, GPX, Yamaha, Kawasaki and Triumph.

Kwanchai added that the average price of cars sold at the event was Bt1.42 million, while the average price of motorcycles was Bt230,140.

“A preliminary report showed that more than Bt49 billion was generated in the fair from a total of 1,186,387 participants,” he said.

Published : December 14, 2020

By : THE NATION