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Shanghai-Volkswagen Exports to North Korea

Published on March 10, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

This pic was taken during a visit from a delagation from Myanmar to a militairy base in North Korea. The honoured guest were driven around in at least three Shanghai-Volkswagen Passat Lingyu sedans. The Passats have North Korean militairy plates with a red star and a black number.

The head of the delegation and his North Korean counterpart did a bit better, they were driven around in the old stretched Benz S-class you see on the very right. To be fair to Shanghai-VW; it might have been the Chinese government who bought the Passats and gave them to their “all weather friends” from North Korea.

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  1. A Xi Mu- March 20, 2011 Reply

    This time you are wrong, my friend!

    The shown cars are european Passat B5GP, not the chinese LingYu! I guess those are the light armoured (B3 armour level) versions, that were produced and sold from VW directly.

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