Thank you for the encouragement, gentlefolk of Autoshite. I've missed you!
I've posted a couple of these before from Chiang Mai... Chery QQ.
It's a Matiz copy with a cheery face (unusual for Chinese tat.)
I think this is a Chery also... an A1?
I've only ever spotted one in the wild before, that was in Adelaide about five years ago, though I did stumble across one for sale online in Chiang Mai last month.
These Hyundai things are EVERYWHERE in Vientiane:
The twin rear wheels looked really tiny to me, so I had a closer look... they're 12"!
The tyres look exactly the same as fitted to the local tuk-tuk taxi things!
A car park.
Another Aygo copy, one of these Hyundai MPV things (also seen EVERYWHERE, I spotted one on Laos plates over the river in Thailand a few years ago)
...and an ESTIMA!
I had to have a closer look at this one... it's LHD, and manual.
I previously presumed that all narrow-bodied ones like this (and my Pleasure Wagon) were all RHD, either JDM as the ones we have in the UK, or sold officially in RHD markets such as Oz.
Europe and USA were sold the wide-bodied version (Previa) officially.
I do miss mine, it's been dormant for a year. Once I'm back in Yorkshire this year, it's resurrection is a priority.
I've seen five or six of them over three days in Laos, quite a high density for anywhere, I reckon. I believe they're still common in New Zealand, right?
Finally for today, this Mk1 transit was quite a surprise, too...
...especially with a side door like that.