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My country, my car: Angkor Car, the first Cambodian car

News Cambodia | September 19, 2012

We all know already the “beer garden”, the mini-mart, coffee shops, hotels and travel agency that call themselves with the historic emblematic of the Angkor temples, without forgetting of course, the Angkor incontrovertible Angkor beer with the slogan “My country, my beer”. But have you ever heard about the Angkor car, the first car produced locally and which its first setting has existed since 2003?

Since, two other models, all created by a passionate, Mr. Nhean Phaloek, have been produced in 2004 and 2010.  The result was congratulated be the Industry, Mine and Energy minister for its modern design that its creator achieved compared with the two previous models, which were built on similar ways. 

For instance, the first Cambodian car did not have any doors and did not include a Honda motor C100. The last model has a motor more powerful, 600cm3, which can reach a maximum speed of 100km/h for a consumption of 6.5l for 100. The 2010 version has a safer starting card, an automatic opening doors system, stereo system that matches with mobiles and MP3 and it seems that the car lights react with the rhythm of the music. The following model should be produced in a factory of Takmao, which is not far from Phnom Penh, and will be for sale  for around $5 000 and is expected on the market at the end of the year 2012.

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