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Truck Smashes Through Traffic Light In Tahailand, Almost Takes Out Rider 26
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, Dashcam, motorcycles, Offbeat News, Thailand, video on 12 26th, 2017


Multiple cars were damaged and a motorbike rider barely escaped after a small out of control truck took out a traffic light while sliding across the tarmac.

The accident took place in Chiang Mai, the largest city in northern Thailand, and at this time, we can only speculate as to what kick-started this very unfortunate chain of events.

We won’t go as far as to call it a Final Destination-type of incident, but that truck must have crashed at a very high speed, judging by how fast it was actually sliding across the road. Thankfully, that woman on the bike managed to walk away.

At first, it looks as though the traffic light pole landed directly on top of her, but she must have gotten thrown off at precisely the right angle, because moments later, towards the end of the clip, you can see her emerge from behind the Isuzu pickup, running away.

The question is, what happened to whoever was behind the wheel of the truck? The pole went right through the windshield, so all we can do is hope that they were somehow spared as well.

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Ford Ranger Raptor Tipped To Launch On February 7 22
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Ford, ford ranger, Reports, Thailand, Trucks on 12 22nd, 2017


The upcoming Ford Ranger Raptor will reportedly premiere on February 7 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Australian publication Motoring reports that the Ranger Raptor will come equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine, rather than the twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 of the current F-150 Raptor.

Power outputs of this new diesel engine remain unconfirmed but it is expected to deliver slightly more grunt than the 197 hp 3.2-liter inline diesel five-cylinder found in standard Ranger variants. A figure closer to the 241 hp offered by the VW Amarok V6 and 254 hp of the Mercedes-Benz X 350d is possible.

Mated to the diesel mill is set to be the 10-speed automatic transmission Ford co-developed with General Motors.

Underpinning the Ranger Raptor will be the firm’s T6 ladder chassis, also set to be used by the next-generation 2020 Bronco, and aimed at providing the Raptor with admirable off-roading abilities.

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Ford Ranger Raptor Tipped To Launch On February 7 22
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Ford, ford ranger, Reports, Thailand, Trucks on 12 22nd, 2017


The upcoming Ford Ranger Raptor will reportedly premiere on February 7 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Australian publication Motoring reports that the Ranger Raptor will come equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine, rather than the twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 of the current F-150 Raptor.

Power outputs of this new diesel engine remain unconfirmed but it is expected to deliver slightly more grunt than the 197 hp 3.2-liter inline diesel five-cylinder found in standard Ranger variants. A figure closer to the 241 hp offered by the VW Amarok V6 and 254 hp of the Mercedes-Benz X 350d is possible.

Mated to the diesel mill is set to be the 10-speed automatic transmission Ford co-developed with General Motors.

Underpinning the Ranger Raptor will be the firm’s T6 ladder chassis, also set to be used by the next-generation 2020 Bronco, and aimed at providing the Raptor with admirable off-roading abilities.

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Pickup Driver Goes Off-Roading In The Worst Way Possible 14
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, Dashcam, Offbeat News, Thailand, Trucks, video on 12 14th, 2017


It’s not everyday you see somebody just drive off the road in the middle of a city, directly into a body of water. Thankfully, the driver managed to get out.

This accident occurred in Chiang Mai, a city in northern Thailand, and as you can hear, the person behind the wheel of the dashcam car was properly shocked to see what was happening.

According to the description of the video, why the pickup veered off the road and into the water is unknown, yet by referring to the driver as an “old guy”, a medical emergency shouldn’t be out of the question.

Everything looked alright up until the truck started its right turn. Before that, the driver had the presence of mind to slow down, put his blinker on and initiate the turn. Whatever happened, it either occurred right at that moment, or perhaps sometime before, yet the elderly driver was able to remain in control for a brief period of time.

This type of crash could easily have ended much worse, especially if there were people on the sidewalk, directly in the truck’s path.

Note: Mind the slightly colorful language from the dashcam car driver

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Toyota Hilux Goes To Thailand For A Rugged Facelift 17
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Thailand, TOYOTA, Toyota Hilux, Trucks on 11 17th, 2017


Introduced just a couple of years ago, the current Toyota Hilux won’t be due for replacement anytime soon. But it is receiving a bit of a facelift – in one country that is, anyway.

Looking a bit more like the Tacoma we get in the States (particularly up front), the refreshed Hilux is being rolled out first in Thailand, which may seem a somewhat random location until you realize how many pickups we’ve seen produced and introduced there in the past few years alone (including other versions of the Hilux).

Revised front-end styling aside, the particular version of the latest Hilux that’s caught our eye in the Rocco, a sporty-looking version offered with the big double cab in either two- or four-wheel drive with black trim (inside and out), graphics, sports bar, 18-inch alloys, and knobby off-road tires.

While may look ready to take on Ford’s Raptor, the Rocco is purely a cosmetic package. The powertrain remains limited to a 2.4-liter diesel good for as much as 150 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, a 2.8-liter diesel at 177 hp and 332 lb-ft, or a 2.7-liter gasoline engine rated at 166 hp and 181 lb-ft.

Those predisposed towards a more elegant look, however, may prefer the Hilux Revo, with its chrome front grille and gloss black trim.

No word yet on whether any of these changes will spread to other markets where the Hilux is sold. But with the Tacoma and Tundra playing the part in America, don’t expect to see this Hilux or any other making it Stateside.

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Ferrari 812 Superfast Reaches Thailand 22
Oct
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Ferrari, Ferrari 812 Superfast, Ferrari-Videos, Thailand, video on 10 22nd, 2017


Having lifted the veil at the Geneva show earlier this year, Ferrari is now undertaking to roll out the new 812 Superfast in markets around the world.
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Flame On: Speeding Pickup Truck Explodes In Thailand 29
Aug
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, Offbeat News, Thailand, Trucks, video on 08 29th, 2017


In what looks like and certainly is a horrible accident, we're relieved to inform you that nobody was fatally injured.
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Semi Goes Up In Flames After Brake Failure Led To Crash 22
Aug
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, Dashcam, Offbeat News, Thailand, Trucks, video on 08 22nd, 2017


This fully loaded NGV gas truck suffered a brake failure and burst into flames after crashing into multiple vehicles.
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Small Child Uninjured After Opening Door And Falling Out Of Car 12
Aug
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, Asia, Offbeat News, Thailand, video on 08 12th, 2017


Even though watching a kid fall out of a car and almost getting run over by that same vehicle is a very disturbing sight, rest assured that the little one is OK.
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Semi Truck Suddenly Folds Back For No Apparent Reason In Bangkok 25
Jul
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, Dashcam, Offbeat News, Thailand, video on 07 25th, 2017


If what happens in Bangkok, stays in Bangkok, we might never find out why the driver of this semi truck suddenly decided to turn right.
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Amethyst Metallic Porsche 991.2 Targa 4S Is Dressed To Impress 18
Jun
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in porsche, Porsche Exclusive, Porsche-911, Thailand on 06 18th, 2017


This ultra-clean looking Porsche 911 Targa 4S was spotted recently in Bangkok, Thailand, wearing Carrera Sport gloss black wheels and a PTS Amethyst Metallic exterior.
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Thai Driver Crashes And Destroys Friend’s Lamborghini Murcielago SV 25
Feb
Posted by Brad Anderson in Accidents, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Murcielago, Offbeat News, Thailand on 02 25th, 2017


A rare Lamborghini Murcielago SV has been destroyed after crashing in Thailand.
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Thai Driver Crashes And Destroys Friend’s Lamborghini Murcielago SV 25
Feb
Posted by Brad Anderson in Accidents, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Murcielago, Offbeat News, Thailand on 02 25th, 2017


A rare Lamborghini Murcielago SV has been destroyed after crashing in Thailand.
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Toyota Introduces Facelifted Vios In Asia, Indian Launch Possible 24
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in Asia, Galleries, India, Malaysia, new cars, Reports, Thailand, TOYOTA, Toyota Vios on 01 24th, 2017


Hot on the heels of the eighth-generation Toyota Camry debuting in Detroit, the Japanese marque has unveiled another sedan, this time, the facelifted Vios in Thailand and Malaysia, clearly borrowing some design cues from the Camry.
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Thai Road Rage Video Shows Local Celebrity Punching Motorcyclist 8
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in MINI, MINI Countryman, MINI Videos, motorcycles, Offbeat News, Thailand, video on 11 8th, 2016


A fender-bender took an aggressive twist in Thailand's capital, Bangkok, after a motorcyclist rear-ended a MINI Countryman, last Friday.
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