Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Isuzu distributor opens showroom near airport

Isuzu distributor opens showroom near airport

Isuzu distributor opens showroom near airport

isuzu show
A model stands in front of Isuzu trucks during an event to mark the opening of a new Isuzu showroom in Phnom Penh yesterday. Photograph: Vireak Mai/Phnom Penh Post

K (Cambodia), an authorised dealer of Isuzu Motors, opened a new showroom near Phnom Penh International Airport yesterday that will be the cornerstone for Isuzu Motors’ planned long-term investment in the Kingdom, a K (Cambodia) official said.

“The new showroom for Isuzu vehicle is to serve our customers and to ease their access,” said Khanchai Kiasrithanakorn, president of K (Cambodia). “This is proving our long-term commitment to Cambodia’s market.”

As a result of Cambodia’s strong economic growth, demand for vehicles have been increasing year-on-year and the number of car dealerships has grown as well.  

Pily Wong, chief executive of Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen Hung Hiep (Cambodia) distributor, said he doesn’t think the market competition would be too tough as each dealer targets a different market segment.

“People from high-class families will buy luxury brands, what we supply, while middle-class people might look for other brands according to what they can afford,” Wong told the Post at the first Phnom Penh International Motor Show last week.

Seng Voeung, motor vehicle division manager of RMA Cambodia, a Ford distributor, said his company currently holds about 30 per cent of the market share in Cambodia.

“The assembly of the 2012 Everest SUV model in Sihanoukville for the domestic market also shows our commitment for long-term investment in Cambodia,” he said.

MOST VIEWED

  • Negotiations on EBA being held

    In an effort to defuse tensions, a senior government official said Cambodia is negotiating with the European Union (EU) on the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade deal, which allows the Kingdom to export goods to the 28-member bloc tariff-free. The EU notified Cambodia on October 5

  • Ministers to tackle sea pollutants

    Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities and members of local communities have collected 77 tonnes of water hyacinth at a Sihanoukville beach, Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall spokesperson Or Saroeun said. He told The Post yesterday that the aquatic weeds had been floating along some of the province’s

  • Chinese police escort deported scam suspects

    Ninety-one Chinese nationals accused of extorting money from victims in a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) scam were deported from Phnom Penh International Airport on Monday under the escort of 182 Chinese police personnel. General Department of Immigration head of investigations Ouk Hay Seila told reporters

  • Sam Rainsy, government group set to clash at IPU Geneva meet?

    Opposition figure Sam Rainsy has been invited to speak at the General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva, according to a former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) lawmaker. A government delegation is also set to attend the meeting, a National Assembly press release