The common North Korean citizen doesn’t have the proper to personal a automobile as that will give them a type of autonomy the Kim household doesn’t approve. Nevertheless, there are a scant few domestically produced automobiles that authorities and well-connected individuals have entry to within the type of Pyeonghwa Motors Corp. That firm was an effort between the Unification Church of South Korea, Fiat, and manufacturing vegetation in North Korea. However except for Pyeonghwa’s unvaried choice, there are few different selections.
Within the Seventies, after the ceasefire on the finish of the Korean Conflict, the Swedish authorities determined to spend money on North Korea because it was experiencing a small interval of rebuilding and optimism. In accordance with NPR, Sweden gave the regime, underneath Kim Il Sung, $70 million value of drugs within the type of each mining tools and 1,000 Swedish-made Volvos, consisting principally of its financial system sedan, the Volvo 144. NPR additionally reported rumors that North Korea by no means really paid for the autos.