Along with the 43rd Bangkok International Motor Show (BIMS) from March 23 to April 3, organizer Grand Prix International PCL (GPI) is also simultaneously staging the 13th Bangkok Used Car Show at the Challenger Hall 1-2 Muangthong Thani.
GPI is joining hands with Krungsri Auto and the Association of Used Car Entrepreneurs in raising the event to international standards in terms of consumer experience.
More than 100 high-end European and Japanese used vehicles are being displayed and sold by leading used car dealers including Auto Master, Sethi Car, Millennium Auto, Master Certified Used Car, Triple M, Yo Ratchada, Target and Carsome.
Apart from second-hand premium European and Japanese cars being offered, there is also a good number of pre-owned sports cars and supercars such as the Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder from Target and the Mercedes-AMG GT S from Triple M.
Popular European premium brands at this year’s Bangkok Used Car Show include Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, MINI and Porsche. There’s a good number of luxury MPVs from Japan as well led by the Toyota Alphard, along with Japanese favorites such as the Toyota Corolla, Toyota Camry, Honda Civic and Honda Accord. Those looking for an electric car will have a chance to pick up some Tesla Model 3s too.
Jaturont Komolmis, COO of GPI and chairman of the Bangkok Used Car Show organizing committee, said both new and used car markets have been heavily affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
“As the pioneer in auto exhibitions in Thailand, we are determined to help stimulate the automobile sector so that it can weather through this crisis and start growing again,” he said.
Dr Prachin Eamlumnow, CEO of GPI, added, “The cars being offered at the Bangkok Used Car Show are all premium vehicles which many are not able to afford if they had to purchase it brand-new due to the high pricing. But being used cars, they become much more affordable, while still offering the high quality of these premium cars.”
Leading auto companies as well as used car dealerships have been taking part in this event since it was first held in 2009.
“Our intention is not only to provide convenience for those who come to purchase used cars at the show, but we also want to raise the standards of the event to the international level, by offering warranties as well as offering sales promotions that are comparable with new cars,” Jaturont added.
“Thailand is one of the leaders in terms of its automobile industry, with a large number of new vehicles being sold every year, and this leads to a large number of used cars circulating into the market as well,” he said. “We can see that the Thai used car market is one with a very high potential, as there are many customers who want high value for money and don’t want to spend as much for a brand-new vehicle.”
In order to provide peace of mind for customers, GPI, the Association of Used Car Entrepreneurs and used car dealers have signed an MOU to guarantee the quality of the vehicles offered at the show.
In terms of financing, main sponsor Krungsri Auto has set up a special booth, offering promotions such as 84-month installment periods and free gifts, along with 15-minute loan approval processing.