JAPAN: Mazda soon to be in all ASEAN countries
Mazda Motor Corporation will soon be selling vehicles in all 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) following the recent addition of Cambodia and announcement of plans to start in Myanmar in the first half of 2014.
In Myanmar, vehicle pre-orders will begin in November at a temporary dealership in Yangon with the opening of the first permanent outlet planned for H1 2014.
Hiroshi Inoue, the Mazda executive officer in charge of new emerging markets operation, excluding Latin America, said: “It’s very gratifying to be able to offer Mazda products to customers in all 10 ASEAN countries.
"In the previous fiscal year we broke our own sales records in leading ASEAN auto markets like Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia. In terms of production in the region, the 2, 3 and BT-50 are being made in Thailand while Malaysia and Vietnam [assemble] models such as the 3 and CX-5.