The 40th Bangkok International Motor Show 2019 (40th BIMS) will open its doors for car enthusiasts under the theme of “Enjoyment Of Automobiles” from 27 March to 7 April 2019 at IMPACT Challenger, Muang Thong Thani, Thailand.
Dr. Prachin Eamlumnow, CEO of Grand Prix PCL (the show organiser) and Chairman of the 40th Bangkok International Motor Show, says that the BIMS has been internationally recognised as the “Greatest Motor Show of ASEAN”, thanks to the annual participation of various global leading automotive brands. Last year, the total number of visitors throughout the 12-day event was more than 1.6 million visitors.
This year’s show will feature 33 international automotive brands including Toyota, Lexus, Nissan, Honda, Mitsubishi Motors, Isuzu, Mazda, Subaru, Suzuki, Kia, Hyundai, Audi, Aston Martin, BMW, Bentley, Chevrolet, Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lamborghini, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Maserati, Porsche, Rolls-Royce, and Volvo. FOMM and MIND are newcomers from the EV segment, while this year also marks the inaugural participation of McLaren in Thailand. Fourteen motorcycle companies will also be there including Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Harley-Davidson and Triumph.
This year the BIMS will “travel through time up to its 40th anniversary”, celebrating with special setups that will take visitors back four decades to the time when the show was first held at Lumpini Park in 1979. The exhibition will feature the history of the BIMS along with its development, growth and how the show takes part in the automotive industry.
More than 10 new models are expected to be launched this year, including EVs, hybrids and plug-in hybrids, supporting the Thai government’s policy of developing Thailand as the leader of electric vehicles in the near future.
In response to the growing demand in the SUV market, a specially designed SUV test-drive ground will also be added to this year’s event.
For more information, visit www.bangkok-motorshow.com.