Ford opens showroom in the second city

Ford vehicles are now on sale in Mandalay, as the automaker has opened a showroom and service centre in the country’s second-largest city, according to a press statement yesterday.

The Dearborn, United States-based automaker opened its first Myanmar showroom in Yangon two years ago, partnering with Capital Automotive, a part of local conglomerate Capital Diamond Star Group.

The Mandalay showroom is on the corner of 10th and 78th streets, and includes a vehicle showroom, displaying Ranger pickups and Fiesta superminis, it said. There is also a service centre on site stocked with company spare parts.

Ford Asia Pacific Emerging Markets managing director David Westerman said the Mandalay facility is the next step in expanding the firm’s presence to key locations across the country.

“As Mandalay continues to develop, so do the needs and requirements of our Ford customers,” said U Khin Tun, managing director of Capital Automotive Limited.
He added that there are vehicles including cars, trucks and SUVs on hand for private buyers, while commercial customers such as those in the mining industry will value the local service centre.

Capital Diamond Star Group, helmed by businessperson U Ko Ko Gyi, started out in Mandalay.

While a number of foreign brands have opened Yangon showrooms, they have been slower to open outside the city.

Source: Myanmar Times

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