Iconic European Car Brands Open Service Centres in Yangon


Myanmar Mini and Volvo own­ers can now rest easy knowing where to next book their high per­formance vehicles in for a service after the two icon­ic European car brands launched official service centres in Yangon.

The launch of the offi­cial Mini service centre by Mini’s Myanmar partner, Prestige Automobiles, means owners of the icon­ic British car, which rose to cult status after featur­ing in the 60’s heist movie The Italian Job, can now source original spare parts and accessories lo­cally.

A team of specialist Mini technicians and mechan­ics will be on hand for af­ter-sale repairs, software updates and KDS wheel alignment.

“We are very delighted to provide special service for Mini fans in Myanmar. Our service center is the only one with after-sale service facilities to fulfill the high quality require­ments of the customer,” said U Chan Mya, man­aging director of Prestige Automobiles.

Volvo may have built its name on safety and reli­ability but the Swedish carmaker is now consid­ered an equal to Audi and Mercedes in terms of style and performance.

It’s little wonder then that the joint venture be­tween local authorized Volvo dealer Performance Auto International, UMG and Wai Family have in­vested $1.8 million in the brand new Volvo Centre Yangon.

The center will cater for sales and one stop after-sale service with the help of factory trained techni­cians.

Volvo Center Yangon has five service bays in a fully equipped state-of-the-art workshop with ac­cess to a Volvo Genuine Parts Warehouse.

“In 2016, Volvo has had a record year delivering over 53,400 cars, an im­provement of 66 percent from last year,” said Jari Kohonen, vice-president of Volvo Car Group Asia Pacific.

“As Volvo eyes another record year in 2017, we are extending to emerging markets,” he said.

Volvo Centre Yangon is located on Dhammazedi Road near Shwedagon Pagoda, while the Mini service centre is located in the Prestige Automobile Car Showroom complex on the corner of Nat Nat Taw Road and Pyay Road in Kamayut.

Mini’s Myanmar part­ner Prestige Automobiles is a subsidiary of car im­porter Octagon Interna­tional Services and has been BMW’s authorized distributor in Myanmar since 2014.

German manufactur­er BMW has owned the rights to the originally British made Mini since purchasing parent com­pany Rover in 1994.

Outside of Myanmar, Mini’s 3 door, 5 door, cabriolet, clubman, coun­tryman and John Cooper models are available in neighbouring Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines, and Indonesia.


Source: Myanmar Business Today

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