Mitsubishi Motors Corporation said on Monday it had started selling new vehicles in Myanmar several months after it began service operations.

MMC established a service shop in Yangon in May 2013 and began after-sales service of used MMC-brand vehicles already in the country. Sales of new vehicles have begun through a local company.

Following the Myanmar government's recent revision of taxes on pickup trucks and loosening of restrictions on imports, MMC initially will import the Thai-made L200 pickup truck. It plans to expand the range in parallel with establishing a network of sales outlets and after-sales centres and expects rapid growth.

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Myanmar at a glance




Population in 2011 (estimated, millions) 48.337
Population density in 2011 (per square kilometre) 71.4
Capital city and population in 2011 (millions) Nay Pyi Taw (1.1)
GDP per capita (current US$, 2011) 1144
Currency Kyat (MMK)
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants, 2011) 3.7
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants, 2011) 1



Source: UN
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New Car Sales Begin in Myanmar
TOKYO, October 7, 2013 – Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced the commencement of sales of its vehicles in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Myanmar).
 
MMC established a service shop in Yangon in May 2013, and began after-sales service to used MMC-brand vehicles already in the market. MMC now enters the new car market in Myanmar through a local company with the support of Mitsubishi Corporation.
 
With the Myanmar government's recent revision of taxes on pickup trucks and loosening of restrictions on imports, MMC will import the Thai-made L200 pickup truck. Moving forward, while expanding its new car lineup in parallel with successively establishing sales outlets and expanding after-sales network, MMC will cement its brand in Myanmar's automobile market, where rapid growth is expected.
 
MMC made the concentration of business resources in emerging markets a major strategic pillar of its JUMP 2013 mid-term business plan which the company announced in January of 2011. MMC will work to strengthen its operations in the Myanmar market which holds promise of future growth.
 
L200


Original source: MMC