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More buyers expected to opt for new left-hand-drive cars

Since the government’s new car import policy permitting only imports of left-hand-drive vehicles into Myanmar from 2018, speculation over the value of existing right-hand-drive cars in the country has risen, prompting rumours of higher prices for such vehicles. While prices have indeed risen, car dealers said consumers ultimately base their purchasing decisions on the car […]

New vehicle import policy disruptive to Toyota’s Myanmar strategy

Sales of Toyota cars are expected to trail behind that of other car makers in Myanmar as a result of the government’s latest vehicle import policy, a spokesperson for Toyota Motor Corporation said. Under the new policy, which was announced and made effective last month, all new imported cars must now be left-hand-drive in accordance […]

Japanese cars enjoy an afterlife in Myanmar, but not for much longer

THE Japanese make cars that last but replace them relatively quickly. The average car in Japan is three years younger than in America. This combination of durable manufacturing and dutiful consumption of a prized national product works out well for the rest of the world; many countries import older Japanese cars in bulk. Secondhand vehicles […]