Rare Look Inside A North Korean Car Dealership – Staged Or Real?

Business as usual or a real life Truman Show? We’ll let you decide after watching this video, but either way, color us intrigued, as it’s not every day that we get a glimpse inside a North Korean car dealership.

It was shot by Eric Tseng, who visited North Korea a few months back, in the fall of 2015.

“North Korea appears to have its own auto manufacturer,” wrote Tseng on his YouTube channel. “On a recent visit to the country, we toured the company’s salesroom in Pyongyang. It was hard to discern what was real and what wasn’t.”

It’s been reported that foreign tourists to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) follow tightly controlled and prearranged tours that only go through the best, most modern and developed parts of Pyongyang and other cities, while being accompanied at all times by local guides. Of course, with the exception of always being escorted, you could say the same applies to any tours around the world.

What makes North Korea different are claims that some aspects and parts of the tours are a heavily staged show for tourists – which is what Tseng suspects was happening in this car dealership, and more specifically, the customers interested in the vehicles.

While Tseng was uncertain about the brand, we reported about it back in 2013. It’s called Pyeonghwa Motors and is believed to be one of only two carmakers that ever existed in the country, but it stopped production in 2012 after 12 years. Now, it seems to import cars from China.


Doing A J-Turn In A Smart Car Is Not So Smart

The Smart ForTwo’s center of gravity makes J-turns virtually impossible.

Driven: 2019 Renault Koleos Life Is A Good Family SUV But Not Great

The 2019 Renault Koleos isn’t perfect but it offers great value for the money.

Did You Know The BMW 3-Series Touring’s Rear Window Can Be Opened?

For decades, BMW estate cars have have this feature, but apparently, not everyone knows about it.

1980s VW Golf Bathed In Carbon Fiber With 730 HP Challenges Audi RS7, RS3, R8 V10

Can this carbon fiber Golf accelerate faster than an Audi RS7 and Audi R8 V10 Spyder?.

2020 BMW 5-Series G30 Rendered With Accurately Restyled Front End

The facelifted BMW 5-Series will get less bulkier headlights and a larger grille out front.

2020 Corvette C8 vs C7: Let’s See How They Compare

The all-new 2020 Corvette C8 is a mid-engine supercar with amazing performance characteristics.

2020 Mazda3 SkyActiv-X Does Live Up To (High) Expectations

A petrol-powered engine that works like a diesel but is much more refined quite an achievement in our books.

Alleged Drunk Driver Slams Head-On Into Police Car In Ohio

Any accident in which you’re to blame is to be avoided at all costs; this goes double for hitting a police cruiser.

McLaren 720S Battles It Out Against Lamborghini Aventador S

The Aventador S has more oomph and all-wheel drive, so it must be the winner, right. Right?.

Thought The 812 Superfast Had Slipped Under Mansory’s Radar? Think Again

The Italian supercar features a complete makeover, boasts more power and is named the (ahem) Stallone.