Future Vehicles Stun the World! - Motor Expo 2007

Here we go again. We are just a few weeks away from the start of the 24th Thailand International Motor Expo, and the event organisers have decided on a theme: "Future Vehicles Stun the World."

Sure beats last year's effort of "Bionic Vehicles...here, there and everywhere." I still don't understand what they were trying to get at with that one!

Well, here is the thinking behind this theme:

"On this fast revolving planet many phenomena happen, but only some can so stun the world as to almost stop it.
Futuristic technologies that car makers apply to vehicles today and plan to incorporate in future models are undeniably some of the world-stunning phenomena, because they are filled with miracles created by the brains of automotive engineers."

Phenomena, miracles, stun, revolving! Strong. Although I doubt that the Expo will have an effect on the rotation of the Earth, we can expect to see some revolving cars minus the miracles, and "world-stunning phenomena".

The 2007 Expo will start on Thursday 29th November at 12:00, and run until 10th December. Opening times are 12:00-22:00 on weekdays, and 11:00-22:00 for weekend and holidays.

Hyundai is keen to make a big impression, and have reserved the joint-largest floor space at 1496 square metres. It will be interesting to see what Hyundai sets up with such a big area.

Proton is also a newcomer, and I'm particularly interested to see what sort of reception the Malaysian company receives at the show. There is sure to be some interest considering the budget end of the market that Proton will be targeting.

The Motor Expo is not really a true "Motor Show" and the atmosphere is more akin to a giant but extremely crowded showroom. There are even large selections of used cars in the main hall! But this years show does promise a little more than previous years. Toyota will use the show to lift the wraps on the new Altis, and of course we have a few new Protons to look at, and the face-lifted Colorado.

If you are currently in the market for a car, the Expo will be well worth a visit.

If you plan to go and check it out, the directions are here.

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