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Laos 2012 Update: Chinese models keep spreading

August 13th, 2012 4 comments

MG 6 in Laos 2012. Picture by Howee.

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Thanks to Howee I can share with you more recent pictures of the streets of Laos. While the Toyota Hilux should still be leading the models ranking in the country with the Isuzu D-Max, Kia Cerato Forte, Hyundai Elantra and Kia Picanto also successful, the more interesting development in Laos is the steady spreading of Chinese models in the streets of the country.

JAC Heyue in Laos 2012. Picture by Howee

Chery Riich M1 in Luang Prabang, Laos January 2011. Picture by my dear Mum and Dad

You can see in my original post some pictures of Chinese models taken by my dear Mum and Dad in January 2011 in Luang Prabang. 2012 images kindly shared by Howee show even more Chinese models in the streets, notably the JAC Heyue, MG 3, MG 6, MG 350 and BYD F0…

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Laos: Hilux in the lead, Chinese models on the up

January 15th, 2011 3 comments

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Observation in person during my stay in Laos 5 years ago and through YouTube videos of the streets of Vientiane indicate the Toyota Hilux dominates the car sales in Laos, with even more authority than in neighbouring Thailand where it is built. The Isuzu D-Max is possibly #2.

As far as passenger vehicles are concerned, Korean models seem to be all the rage with the Kia Cerato Forte, Kia Picanto, Hyundai Elantra, Getz & i30 very common. More recent observation by my dear Mum and Dad during their stay in Luang Prabang in January 2011 seem to indicate that Chinese models are starting to be quite successful in the country.

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Kia Cerato Forte in Luang Prabang, Laos January 2011. Picture taken by my dear Mum and Dad.

Chery Riich M1 in Luang Prabang, Laos January 2011.

Chery QQ. Picture: Flickr

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