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heard the new Subaru XV will be taking pre orders in the motor show. seems like they are going to assemble the cross over in Malaysia and importing with the asean tax tariff. Read from a Thai site that it will be priced similar with the CRV 4wd and the Captiva counterparts.

The HP/weight ratio is ok. But the boxer engine can only do a 10.7sec from 0 -100km.

Opinions?

Can it challenge the CRV as reigning champ?

revive the dying Subaru brand as the Captiva has done for GM’s Chevrolet?

will Madza come up with their CX5+Skyactiv by next year?

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Subaru has generally an excellent reputation abroad (esp. in France) as a performance-related car. However, in Thailand, the big issue (as for other brands) will be the dealership network, cost of parts and servicing. May be bought by some Bangkokians, but competing against the CRV? I highly doubt it, as servicing and dealer network are two things closely watched by thais when they buy a car.

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Subaru has generally an excellent reputation abroad (esp. in France) as a performance-related car. However, in Thailand, the big issue (as for other brands) will be the dealership network, cost of parts and servicing. May be bought by some Bangkokians, but competing against the CRV? I highly doubt it, as servicing and dealer network are two things closely watched by thais when they buy a car.

i hope his link will not get me another warning:

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/business/Subaru-goes-into-top-gear-30186043.html

they are expanding their network, restructuring, etc.

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Mazda will bring the CX5 to Thailand for sure :) Our company is already translating the Owner's Manual from English to Thai :)

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Mazda will bring the CX5 to Thailand for sure :) Our company is already translating the Owner's Manual from English to Thai :)

Wow. Great info.

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If you want I can regularly update regarding new car models which will go on sale in Thailand. Our company handles the translations for Toyota, Lexus, Suzuki and Mazda.

We are now pitching for Subaru, Volvo and Mitsubishi :)

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If you want I can regularly update regarding new car models which will go on sale in Thailand. Our company handles the translations for Toyota, Lexus, Suzuki and Mazda.

We are now pitching for Subaru, Volvo and Mitsubishi smile.png

I would say: Hell YES.....or rather: please please we all would appreciate it (I definitely would!)

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JoeW, you can safely assume many ThaiVisa readers would value information about upcoming model releases and specs. There are a few current posters the rest of us rely on for information in threads like

Anything you can add would be appreciated.

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ID: 9   Posted (edited)

Suzuki APV Replacement for Thailand: Suzuki Ertiga.

Parts from India, Assembled in Indonesia, Shipped to Thailand. They will start shipping to Thailand from March 2013.

Motor is a 1.5 liter gasoline engine.

From what I've heard from people in Suzuki Thailand, there is a chance that Suzuki will launch a new eco-car in Thailand (1.2 liter swift engine) and rebrand the swift to 1.5 liter only.

Not 100% certain yet, so please treat it as gossip.

From January 2013 Suzuki Thailand will produce the Suzuki Swift for the Australian market btw. They haven't expanded their production lines much yet, so expect even longer waiting times for your orders in Thailand.

Edited by JoeW

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As for other replacement car models, we are currently working on the new Toyota Vios (not sure about the release date though).

Also other updates on the way for Toyota Hilux (minor change), Toyota Camry (minor change), Toyota Corolla (New Model, 2014, but no one really cares it seems :))

There are talks about a new Toyota Eco-Car it seems. We haven't gotten the English manual yet, but it seem Daihatsu and Toyota Japan are talking about this.

Our head office in Japan told me that it might be based on the Daihatsu Bo-on, but that's just gossip for now.

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It seems to me that Subarus are very rare cars in Thailand. I own a 1998 Subaru Legacy here in America: I think it would be a great car for Thailand that mimics many cars in the country= small, economical Japanese sedan w/ small displacement 4-cylinder engine.

Regarding the XV, here's an excerpt from American Motor Trend Magazine; SUV of the Year 2013:

"...It's 148 horsepower slow, though tossable while maintaining Subaru's typically supple ride."

" ... 22.4 mpg from hard, real-world driving. . . 4 mpg better than the second-best Mercedes-Benz GL350 Bluetec."

" . . . not the winner, but the one many of us would buy." @ $22,790 base model starting price in USA.

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It seems to me that Subarus are very rare cars in Thailand. I own a 1998 Subaru Legacy here in America: I think it would be a great car for Thailand that mimics many cars in the country= small, economical Japanese sedan w/ small displacement 4-cylinder engine.

Regarding the XV, here's an excerpt from American Motor Trend Magazine; SUV of the Year 2013:

"...It's 148 horsepower slow, though tossable while maintaining Subaru's typically supple ride."

" ... 22.4 mpg from hard, real-world driving. . . 4 mpg better than the second-best Mercedes-Benz GL350 Bluetec."

" . . . not the winner, but the one many of us would buy." @ $22,790 base model starting price in USA.

How about the cx5?

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ID: 13   Posted (edited)

Still the small SUV class winner is the Kia Sportage.in the UK

Edited by ignis

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Mazda CX5 was the crossover SUV of the year for 2012 in Australia. I had the Mrs call into Two Mazda showrooms last week but they did not have any idea as to the release date in Thailand. Speculation from other Thai forums are a release at the motor show in March/April.

The CX5 will be manufactured in Thailand so hoping the price will be on par with the Honda CRV, the top model being 1.6 - 1.7 million.

Fingers crossed, a pearl white one with a set on 22's would look very nice

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ID: 15   Posted (edited)

Mazda CX5 was the crossover SUV of the year for 2012 in Australia. I had the Mrs call into Two Mazda showrooms last week but they did not have any idea as to the release date in Thailand. Speculation from other Thai forums are a release at the motor show in March/April.

The CX5 will be manufactured in Thailand so hoping the price will be on par with the Honda CRV, the top model being 1.6 - 1.7 million.

Fingers crossed, a pearl white one with a set on 22's would look very nice

1.7mil for a Mazda CX5.

1.9mil for a BMW X1.

Hope its not happening.

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Edited by rics21

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