Sights & Sounds
Unknown to many, Thailand has a very active and strong automotive industry. After all, many car manufacturers have factories here including Japanese makes such as Toyota, Honda and Nissan as well as American and European brands such as Ford, Volvo and even Mercedes-Benz. Thailand is also home to many factories that make aftermarket car accessories from high-tech equipment such as in-car entertainment units (Pioneer has a factory just north of Bangkok) to stuff such as steering wheel and brake handle covers. That aside, Thailand is also recognized as as one of the stronger emerging economies in the Southeast Asia region, especially for automobiles.
The Bangkok Motor Show began back in 1979 and this year marks the 35th edition of the show. Not only does the show serve as opportunity for brands to display their latest models, it is also the perfect place for car accessory manufacturers to show off their latest wares. Here are the interesting things we saw at the show, including, of course, the show girls. Feast your eyes and enjoy.