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Suzuki releases top seller in Myanmar, looking to Indian success

Japanese automaker plans to move fast as new-car market takes off

New car sales doubled in Myanmar over the past year, offering a huge potential for automakers. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

YANGON -- Suzuki Motor rolled out the popular subcompact Swift in Myanmar on Oct. 15, hoping to replicate its dominance in India by establishing a firm foothold in the country's burgeoning new-car market.

Yangon's Myanmar Plaza shopping center played host to the domestic launch of the Suzuki Swift, described as a "car with world-class standards" by Keiichi Asano, president of Suzuki (Myanmar) Motor. "I'm confident that it will satisfy consumers," he said.

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