Alfa Romeo plans to import its Mi.To (say "me toe"), becoming the first to offer a serious challenge to the BMW produced Mini.
The Mini started a fashion trend towards small cars among the wealthy when it arrived in Thailand a few years back. Priced around the THB 2 million mark, there is no logical reason to buy one.
The 2005 Thailand International Motor Expo was a bit of a let down for me. It was my first visit to the show, and having attended the Bangkok Motor Show previously the Expo simply didn't cut it as a motor show.
Sure there were cars, and there were girls, but a motor show should have concept cars. The Motor Expo seemed to only be a means for automakers to present their current models and flog them to visitors.
I will be attending this years show, but I'm not expecting much. In the lead up to the start of the show at the end of the month, I'll be sharing cars from the international motoring scene that are not likely to enter the Thai market, but that I would love to see here. Starting with: