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  • Automotive

    Carzuno car subscription service: Why buy when you can subscribe?

    Owning a car in Thailand without the long-term commitments, maintenance, and tedious paperwork… is it even possible? The answer is yes! The car subscription service by Carzuno offers a convenient way to get wheels in Thailand. Gone are the days when your only options were purchasing a vehicle (complete with hefty down payments and the responsibility for upkeep), dealing with…

  • Business News

    Thai domestic car sales slump hits 26% as pickup sector suffers

    The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) reported a 26% year-on-year drop in domestic car sales for February, primarily affecting the pickup sector. This downturn is expected to hit a two-year low. The total number of cars sold in the country came to 52,843 units, a significant drop from the previous year’s 71,551 units. Despite the worrying sales slump, Surapong Paisitpatanapong,…

  • Automotive

    Discover the top car wash in Bangkok for a sparkling clean ride

    Looking for the best car wash in Bangkok to keep your vehicle looking pristine? Our city boasts top-notch car cleaning services that cater to every need. From eco-friendly options to full-service detailing, Bangkok’s car washes provide exceptional care for your car. Experience the convenience of professional staff, high-quality products, and the latest cleaning technology. 1. J Wash Carcare Sathon Get…

  • Automotive

    Petrol, diesel, or electric: Which car saves you more?

    When you’re in the market for a new vehicle, the choice between electric, diesel, and petrol cars can be a bit of a puzzle. Each type offers its own unique benefits and drawbacks, making the decision all the more challenging. You’re not just choosing a car; you’re selecting a companion for your daily commutes, road trips, and everything in between.…

  • Automotive

    Thailand’s guide to keeping your car safe

    Vehicle theft in Thailand is on a worrying upward trend, with figures ranging from 24,000 to 52,000 annually. This staggering number is not just a statistic; it represents a growing concern for vehicle owners. The thought of your car being stolen might seem distant until it happens to you. Despite the common belief of being prepared, the truth is, no…

  • Automotive

    From sketches to showroom: Unveiling the journey of car design

    Embark on an enthralling ride through the evolution of car design, a journey that mirrors the advancements and shifts in technology and aesthetics. From the early days when cars were mere functional horseless carriages, to the sleek, futuristic marvels gracing roads today, car design has undergone a dramatic transformation. Delve into the captivating history that has shaped the automotive industry.…

  • Thailand News

    Unexpected roadside delivery: Thai woman helps stranger give birth

    A sudden roadside birth turned a routine day into an unforgettable experience for a Thai woman on her way to a temple, as a pregnant stranger delivered a healthy baby boy in her car. On March 3, Thitiwan Keardpum shared an extraordinary encounter on Facebook, detailing how a heavily pregnant woman unexpectedly gave birth in her vehicle. The post, accompanied…

  • Automotive

    The motorist’s essentials: Top car parts stores in Bangkok

    Quality car parts are the key to a more efficient and smoothly working car. Whether you are a casual driver or an enthusiast, the functioning and longevity of your car are something that takes priority. Bangkok is a bustling city that is known for its grand aura but it boasts some of the widest selection of quality car parts that…

  • Business News

    Manufacturing production index dips in Thailand amid economic challenges

    The Office of Industrial Economics (OIE) has reported a 2.94% year-on-year dip in the Manufacturing Production Index (MPI), falling to 99.2 points in January. This downturn is largely attributed to a range of economic challenges, most notably the highest level of car seizures in half a decade. The domestic automotive industry’s stagnation was a significant contributor to January’s MPI decline,…

  • Business News

    Thailand’s manufacturing production sees steep fall due to car output drop

    The Industry Ministry reported a year-on-year fall of 6.27% in Thailand’s manufacturing production index for December, attributed to a downturn in car production. This figure was notably steeper than the anticipated 3.2% decrease, according to a Reuters poll. This followed the 4.71% drop in November, rounding out a year in which overall output shrank by 5.11%. In addition to the…

  • Thailand News

    Stray bullet injures man in Bangkok car park incident

    A stray bullet hit a man in the leg as he sat in his car in a Bangkok car park last night. The incident was reported to the Thonglor police around 8.50pm by the victim, Voraset Klueniam, a 53 year old man. Voraset was in his vehicle, stationed in a parking area on Rama 4 Road, when a bullet, originating…

  • Business News

    Revving up: Thailand’s car production to rise by 3.17% in 2024, predicts FTI

    The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) predicted a 3.17% rise in Thailand’s car production this year, reaching an estimated total of 1.9 million units. This projection comes despite the less-than-anticipated total car production of 1.84 million units last year, falling short of the 1.85 million units target. According to Surapong Paisitpatanapong, Vice-Chairman and spokesperson for the FTI’s Automotive Industry Club,…

  • Business News

    Rental woes: KCar sees slowdown as lending rules put brakes on second-hand marke

    KCar, formally known as Krungthai Car Rent & Lease Plc, anticipates a deceleration in the second-hand car and car rental markets as financial institutions continue to enforce stringent lending criteria. This is attributable to high levels of household debt and subdued purchasing power. Pichit Chantarasereekul, the managing director of KCar, highlighted that banks are increasingly cautious due to the high…

  • Thailand News

    Boys aged 14 apprehended for throwing stones at vehicles in Phatthalung

    A group of four boys, all aged 14 years old, were apprehended today, for causing mischief by throwing stones at passing vehicles, causing damage and distress. The main victim was a 27 year old motorist called Natthaphong, who was transporting young boxers from Trang province for a competition. The incident occurred on the Manohra bypass road, heading towards the city…

  • Thailand News

    Malaysian woman mistaken for cat creates social media frenzy

    A social media storm has been stirred in Malaysia where a supposed cat on a car turned out to be a woman, much to the surprise of onlookers. The humorous incident, a testament to the saying Don’t judge a book by its cover, has elicited laughter across social media platforms. A Malaysian couple were out for a walk in Johor…

  • Thailand News

    Thai woman harassed over 20 year old missing car debt

    A Thai woman found herself under severe intimidation after receiving a threatening call demanding payment for a car debt for a vehicle that disappeared nearly 20 years ago. The caller, using harsh language, even threatened to seize her assets if she failed to make the payment. The case came to light when a TikTok user named khoeilao99 posted her ordeal…

  • Business News

    Potential lithium reserves discovered in Phang Nga for EV industry

    The Department of Primary Industries and Mines has identified potential lithium reserves in Phang Nga’s Takua Thung district, which could be instrumental in catering to the growing demands of the electric vehicle (EV) industry. Initial surveys indicate the presence of the element in the Ruangkiet area, where pegmatite, a rock from which lepidolite is derived, was discovered. Lepidolite is a…

  • Thailand News

    Drunk man’s responsible decision to use tow service sparks discussion

    A young man, after heavy drinking, wisely chose not to drive home due to the potential risk of an accident. Instead, the drunken man opted to call for a Slide service, a tow truck that lifts and transports both the car and its owner back home. This prudent decision has sparked public discussion about the responsible choice to refrain from…

  • Business News

    Japanese car makers risk lagging behind in EV production, warns Thai PM

    Srettha Thavisin, the Prime Minister and Finance Minister, issued a cautionary note to Japanese car manufacturers, warning that they risk falling behind in the industry unless they accelerate the production of electric vehicles (EVs). This comes as Chinese competitors continue to gain a substantial market share in Southeast Asia. The business mogul turned political figure voiced his concerns during an…

  • Thailand News

    Chang’an automobile invests over 120 million baht in Thai EV parts research

    Chang’an Automobile, China’s leading automotive company, received encouragement from the Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister, Phumtham Wechayachai, to invest in the research and development of electric vehicle (EV) parts in Thailand. This came about after a meeting between Phumtham and Churu Huarong, Chang’an Automobile’s Chairman today. As a prominent player in the automotive industry, Chang’an Automobile has a…

  • Business News

    Thai car exports surge 12.2% in October despite domestic sales slump

    Thai car exports witnessed a 12.2% surge in October, reaching 105,726 units, thanks to the escalating demand for pickups primarily in the Middle East. However, domestic sales didn’t keep pace, suffering from the burden of high household debt. The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI)’s Automotive Industry Club reported robust sales in other markets last month, including Australia, Europe, North America,…

  • Thailand News

    TikTok video of late-night ghostly encounter on car’s sunroof goes viral (video)

    A chilling ghostly encounter captured on TikTok video of a woman perched on a car’s sunroof, dressed in white with long hair, nearly led to a car crash in the late hours of the night. The incident, caught on camera, went viral with over 2.5 million views after being posted by @c.aphisama on TikTok. “I almost went off the road…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket man caught using fake red license plates to avoid loan payments

    Phuket Highway Police apprehended a man using counterfeit red license plates on his vehicle, following his admission that he was unable to keep up with his car loan payments. The black Toyota Vios, sporting the dubious license plates, was first spotted by officers at a Highway Police rest stop. The car was parked near a restroom, its licence plates bearing…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket transport twist: Anytime car caught in green-plate pickle, faces regulatory roadblock

    Bright and early yesterday morning, representatives from the Phuket Land Transport Office (PLTO) descended upon Patong. Their mission? To probe into an Anytime car-sharing vehicle found parked in a spot earmarked for green-plate taxis and tourist rental vehicles. This inspection was initially reported by the Phuket Info Center. It was noted that the PLTO, in conjunction with police and other…

  • Thailand News

    Thai car model Yoko’s death shocks industry

    The Thai modelling industry is mourning the death of a renowned car model, Praowrawee Sahasathapong, popularly known as Yoko. Yoko was recognised for her significant contributions to the car industry and her charismatic personality that will be missed by friends, family, and fans. The news of Yoko’s death was shared on the Facebook page of Yyok Magarita, a close friend…

  • Business News

    Revved up worries: Middle East turmoil puts Thai car exports in the hot seat

    The Federation of Thai Industries’ Automotive Industry Club warned that the ongoing Middle East conflict could potentially disrupt car exports to the region. Particularly, the popular pickup exports could see a downturn if the dispute remains unresolved. Given the current stagnation in domestic sales, the Thai auto industry relies significantly on its exports. Surapong Paisitpatanapong, the vice-chairman of the Federation…

  • Sponsored

    Top 5 car rental companies in Thailand

    Thailand is something else, isn’t it? With it’s charming villages, temples with more sparkle than a diamond convention, and beaches so great they’ll make your Instagram followers green with envy. No surprise then, that you’re thinking of Thailand as your next stop for a bit of R&R. Now let’s tackle the beef of the matter: getting around. More and more,…

  • Business News

    Thailand’s car rental sector shifts gears: 2023 growth outlook takes a modest dip of 2-3%

    Thailand’s car rental sector is anticipated to witness a modest growth of 2-3% this year, as per Krungthai Car Rent & Lease Plc (Kcar). This is a step down from the previous annual growth of 4-5%, a dip attributed to numerous elements such as a stagnating economy, slow resurgence of tourism, diminished buying power, and escalating household debt. Pichit Chantarasereekul,…

  • Business News

    Shock and recharge: Thailand’s EV sector hopes for spark

    The Electric Vehicle Association of Thailand (EVAT) expects greater manufacturer interest in Thailand’s EV sector. The latest incentive package might be less appealing than earlier ones. Current incentives consist of tax reductions and subsidies for car producers and importers. These incentives aim to boost EV production and consumption from 2022 to 2023. The incentives range from 70,000 to 150,000 baht…

  • Business News

    Chery’s EV dreams charge ahead in Thailand: BoI blessings pending

    China‘s Chery International, through its subsidiary Omoda & Jaecoo International Co, intends to establish an electric vehicle (EV) production facility in Thailand, pending Board of Investment (BoI) privileges. Qi Jie, Thailand’s national director at Omoda & Jaecoo International, will unveil detailed investment and business plans in the coming months. Chery, one of China’s top vehicle manufacturers, plans to introduce two…

  • Thailand News

    Barking debate: Viral video of pet dog in hot car ignites social media furor

    A recent incident involving a pet dog left in a car by its owner has sparked a debate on social media. A video clip posted by a TikTok user @mycatsmycup showed a pet dog left in a car parked at a popular shopping mall in Bangkok. The owner had left a message on the car’s display screen assuring passers-by that…

  • World News

    Luxury cars worth over 35 million baht in dramatic Kent truck crash

    A recent collision involving a transport truck carrying nine supercars has left a trail of devastation in Kent, England. The incident occurred on Wednesday, resulting in a chaotic scene of overturned and damaged luxury cars, some even flipped upside down. The combined value of these high-end cars exceeds US$1 million, equivalent to more than 35 million baht. The affected luxury…

  • Central Thailand News

    Human foot remains found in dismantled vehicle after 3-month-old fatal accident

    The remains of a human foot, missing for almost three months, were discovered during the dismantling of a car in a garage in Phetchabun. The eerie foot discovery coincided with the finding of a lottery ticket matching the vehicle’s registration number. On August 24, around 4pm, the Sri Thep Rescue team in Phetchabun province was alerted by the Sri Thep…

  • Crime News

    Cyberattack: Thai cybercrime suspects arrested for 77 million baht luxury vintage car scam

    The suspects thought to be behind the cyberattack on the Department of Land Transport (DLT) were yesterday taken into custody. The breach caused damages estimated at a colossal sum of 77.35 million baht. The two suspects, 38 year old Satian and 44 year old Sarisorn, are expected to face charges for introducing false information into the computer system and unlawfully…

  • Eastern Thailand News

    Thai women’s harrowing flood ordeal in car shared online (video)

    A harrowing ordeal involving two friends in a car during a sudden flood in the eastern Rayong province recently made waves in the world of social media. The video footage, revealing intense rainfall leading to an unexpected deluge, went viral almost instantly after one individual named @userwjbvropsex89 posted it on TikTok yesterday. @userwjbvropsex89 #น้ำท่วมระยอง #ฝนตกน้ําท่วม #ปิ่นทอง6 #ไทยคูน #ระยอง ♬ เสียงต้นฉบับ –…

  • World News

    Lamborghini’s electrifying road ahead: Supercars to go electric by 2028

    Luxury Italian auto manufacturer Automobili Lamborghini revealed its roadmap to electric transformation, aiming to electrify all of its supercar models by the year 2028. This significant shift comes as a strategic response to the global thrust towards mitigating climate change impacts, resulting in Lamborghini’s electrification. The bold Lamborghini electrification transition is underpinned by ongoing research and technological developments at the company,…

  • Central Thailand News

    Lopburi driver escapes train collision in last-second leap after car stalls on tracks

    A driver’s split-second decision saved his life as he escaped from his car just moments before it was hit by an approaching train. The Suzuki Swift, driven by a 50 year old man, stalled on the tracks in Chai Badan, Lopburi today, leading to a dramatic scene and a minor traffic interruption. Montri Naebnian’s vehicle veered off the road while…