34 Car and Motorcycle Companies Confirmed – With Intensive COVID-19 Preventive Measures
Grand Prix International Public Company Limited (GPI) is ready for the 42nd Bangkok
International Motor Show, which will be held from 24 March to 4 April 2021 at Challenger Hall,
IMPACT Muang Thong Thani. More than 34 car and motorcycle companies have confirmed their
participation in the exhibition space of over 170,960square meters. This year,visitors will witness
the new special zone dubbed “Smart EV City” that featuresthe lifestylesof new generation people.
Theapplication of strict COVID-19 preventive measures in conformity with government policy will
be carried out for the utmost public hygiene.
The 42nd Bangkok International Motor Show is organized under the theme concept of
“Shaping the Next Chapter”. The epidemic crisis has caused impacts significantly on people’s
lifestyles and social responsibilities, which leads to the development of innovations and
technologies to suit the new way of everyday life. Novel visions and conceptual ideas are the
consequences of improvement to restore the nation’s economy for public wellness and living
Dr. Prachin Eamlumnow, CEO of GPI and the Chairman of the 42nd Bangkok International
Motor Show said, “It has been over a year now that the outbreak of COVID-19 epidemic hit
Thailand and all over the world. This has inevitably caused an impact to the entire economy of
Thailand including the automotive industry, in which Thailand is a world-class production hub of
many renowned brands. However, with the strong collaboration between the government and
private sectors to fight against this crisis, the sign foreconomic recovery finally shines, especially
now that COVID-19 vaccination has already rolled out in Thailand a few days ago.”
“So, this year, Bangkok International Motor Show will play a vital role in propelling
Thailand’s economy. The exhibition space of 170,960 square meters, packed with more than 34
participating car and motorcycle companies is the proof that Bangkok International Motor Show
is one of the greatest automotive shows in South East Asia.”, Dr. Prachin added.
The participating car and motorcycle companies of the 42nd Bangkok International Motor
Show are Ford, BMW, MINI, Suzuki, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Maserati, Peugeot, Mazda,
Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Great Wall Motors, Nissan, Toyota, Lexus, Honda, Audi, MG, Isuzu,
Mitsubishi, Porsche, Bentley, Volvo, Kia, Subaru, Hyundai Truck& Bus, TAKANO, AP Honda,
Suzuki Motorcycle, Yamaha, Harley-Davidson, BAJAJ, KTM and Husqvarna
Smart EV City is the new zone that has been specially designed to represent a theme of
a futuristic city that responds to the modern-day lifestyle where demand for a product serving
multi-purposes of usage and able to ease one’s life is the new trend. Visitors will experience
automotive innovations, electric motorcycles, electric scooters as well as other innovative
products and cutting-edge technology in this zone.
Moreover, everyone is invited to visit the GLAMPING zone, another lifestyle zone featuring
vehicles equipped with camping gear that facilitate recreational travelers. Those who fond of
camping and spend life with nature will love this area.
Regarding the standard measures of visitors screening in order to prevent the spread of
COVID-19 for the safety of all, Mr. Jaturont Komolmis, COO of GPI and the Vice Chairman of the
42nd Bangkok International Motor Show revealed that it is necessary to ask for the kind
collaboration from all visitors to wear a face mask at all time when visiting the show and to always
have their hands cleaned with hand sanitizer before getting into an exhibited car as same as last
Mr. Jaturont also said, “The gangway width between each booth and the main walkway
will be expanded to reduce congestion of the venue. To increase the confidence of automotive
companies and visitors, the 42nd Bangkok International Motor Show obtains “Amazing Thailand
Safety and Health Administration” (SHA) certification from the Tourism Authority of Thailand, thus
this year the COVID-19 preventive measures will be strictly applied as usual to meet the New
Normal way of life and to go in line with the policy given by the Ministry of Public Health and the
Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).”
The world is moving fast, so does consumers’ behavior amid the upcoming digital society
era. The organizer has developed the mobile application called “Car Buddy by GPI” to enhance
the service for exhibitors and visitors. This application will help setting up visitor database and
allow us to analyze visitor behavior in order to serve their needs in a more efficient way.
Mr. Peeraphong Eamlumnow, COO of GPI and the Vice Chairman of the 42nd Bangkok
International Motor Show said, “Car Buddy by GPI application is another service developed by
GPI to facilitate and enhance visitors’ experience when visiting Bangkok International Motor Show.
The application also features as a hub for searching information about the car including car
maintenance, service center, repair garage, roadside assistance, search tool, DIY maintenance
as well as campaigns and promotions from various car companies. Thus, when it comes to buying
a car, making a decision is easier than never using only one app, Car Buddy by GPI.”
The 42nd Bangkok International Motor Show will be held at Challenger 1-3, IMPACT Maung
Thong Thani, from 24th March 2021 to 4th April 2021, at 12.00-22.00 hrs. on weekdays, and 11.00-
22.00 hrs. on weekends and holidays.
The ticket price is 100 Baht. Every purchased ticket will have a chance to win a Ford Everest, a Ford Ranger, and motorcycles that worth more than 2.7 million Baht, requiring the ticket holder to scan the QR code on the ticket and complete the questionnaire.
Schedule of the 42nd Bangkok International Motor Show
V.I.P Day : Monday 22nd March 2021
Press Day : Tuesday 23rd March 2021
Public Days : Wednesday 24th March – Sunday 4th April 2021; Total 12 Days
Weekdays, from 12.00 to 22.00 hrs.
Weekends & Holidays, from 11.00 to 22.00 hrs.
Venue : Challenger 1-3, IMPACT, Muang Thong Thani