It's official, the 42nd Bangkok International Motor Show (BIMS) will happen this year at the Challenger Hall, Impact Muang Thong Thani. This was confirmed by Grand Prix International Public Company Limited (GPI), the organizer of the annual motor show.

For this year, the motor show will feature two special zones called 'Smart EV City' and 'Glamping' with the theme Shaping the Next Chapter. Starting with the former, the Smart EV City will represent a futuristic city that features electric scooters, electric motorcycles, and electric automobiles. Meanwhile, Glamping will exhibit vehicles that come with camping gear which will cater to those that prefer to experience the great outdoors.

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More than 34 car and motorcycle brands have already confirmed their participation in the exhibition space that will cover nearly 171,000 square meters. The brands that will be present during the 2021 BIMS will include 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.

GIP said that strict health and safety measures will be observed, same as last year. Visitors will be required to wear face masks at all times. Moreover, guests will be required to clean their hands with hand sanitizer before getting into an exhibited car. The width of the gangway between each booth and the main walkway will be expanded to maintain physical distancing.

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“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 on 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 for economic recovery finally shines, especially now that COVID-19 vaccination has already rolled out in Thailand a few days ago,” said Dr. Prachin Eamlumnow, CEO of GPI and Chairman of the 42nd BIMS.

The 42nd Bangkok International Motor Show will be held at Challenger 1-3, IMPACT Maung Thong Thani, from March 24 to April 4, 2021. The show is open to the public from 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM on weekdays, and 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM during weekends and holidays. Tickets are priced at THB 100 each.

With the 2020 Bangkok Motor Show able to attract 1 million visitors, could this year's show attract more?