First Shipment of Cars for Export

Isuzu Viet Nam's Board of managers beside a D-Max car. (Photo: U.C)

The first export shipment of Isuzu D-Max cars was marked with a big ceremony at the Isuzu Viet Nam Company on April 18.

109 D-Max cars heading for South Pacific nations Caledonia, Vanuatu and Samoa shows a new step forward in Vietnam’s car assembling and production industry.

Isuzu Viet Nam is a joint venture between Isuzu Motors Ltd and Itochu Corporation of Japan, with Sai Gon Transportation Mechanical Corporation (Samco) and Go Vap Import-Export Company (Govimex).

Founded in 1995, the company has sold 10,047 cars up to March, 2006. Isuzu Viet Nam produces D-Max 4 wheel drive dual cabs, multi-purpose Hi-Lander, a sport utility, Forward truck and bus chassis.

Isuzu Viet Nam is expected to become a secondary production unit to the parent company in Thailand.

Reported by Tuong Chau - Hoang Uy

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