Myanmar 2013: New Photo Album available!

Toyota Belta Myanmar 2013. Picture courtesy of Phoe Thar AungToyota Belta in Yangoon, Myanmar

* See all Myanmar Photo Albums by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Phoe Thar Aung *

Even though no official sales data is available yet for Myanmar, thanks to the generosity of BSCB readers I can share with you a third Photo Album about this country today. You can see the first Photo Album by Ryusuke here and the second Photo Album by Ramon Rivera here. Thanks to Phoe Thar Aung we now have access to a little more information about the Burmese car market.

Myanmar 2Old and new Myanmar license plates

Phoe Thar Aung tells us that due to the government’s deregulation of car imports into Myanmar, the biggest city Yangon is congested with traffic. Therefore, small engine cars of 1300 cc are very popular such as the Toyota Belta, Honda Fit, Suzuki Swift, Mazda Demio. For the Hybrid cars Honda Civic and Honda Insight are popular, too. However, Toyota Prius is a rare sight as its original cost is still expensive.

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Toyota Ractis taxi in Yangoon, Myanmar

In July 2013, the Road Transport Administration Department started to issue license plate in English Language, whereas until now they were issued in Myanmar alphabet. It is expected that by the end of 2014, all the cars will be with English language license plates. In Myanmar license plates are renewed annually. There are 7 Divisions and 7 States in Myanmar. YGN on the plate denotes that the car is registered in Yangon Division, MDY means it is registered in Mandalay Division.

Myanmar 4Yangoon street scene

Red-coloured plates are for commercial vehicles including Taxis, Trucks and Buses, black is for private cars, and white is for diplomats.Taxi’s plates start with AA, BB, CC etc. Starting from CC plates, the registration location as YGN, MDY etc is added. Among taxis, the Toyota Probox is the most popular, followed by the Toyota Corolla and Caldina and Nissan AD.

See all Myanmar Photo Albums below.

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