Mitsubishi Motors to sell pickup trucks in Myanmar in 2014

Reuters

TOKYO, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Mitsubishi Motors Corp will start selling its pickup trucks in Myanmar around Januarynext year, it said on Monday, joining the rush by globalcarmakers to offer new vehicles in the Southeast Asian country'snascent auto market.

Mitsubishi Motors, which already has a shop in Yangon thatprovides after service to used Mitsubishi cars, will import itspickup truck L200 from Thailand and sell them in Myanmar, thecompany said in a statement.

Japan's Nissan Motor Co, Suzuki Motor Corp and Mazda Motor Corp, as well as U.S. carmakers FordMotor Co and General Motors, are already selling orhave expressed intentions to sell new vehicles in Myanmar thatuntil recently was under international economic sanctions.

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