Cars in Kazakhstan

By Moldir Nurazkhan

“Money may not buy happiness, but I’d rather cry in a Jaguar than on a bus.” -Françoise Sagan

 

Like everybody else in the world, Kazakh people love luxury cars and fast rides. However, there are not very many who can afford mega-expensive vehicles. Therefore, the Kazakh cars presented in this article are pretty unique. 

Let’s start off with the middle class cars.  According to auto.mail.ru, the best-selling car company in 2013 in Kazakhstan is Lada. Second place goes to Toyota and third is Korean brand KIA. 

However, according to the Committee of Traffic Police there are 36 Bentley Continental GTs, 33 Maybachs and two “James Bond” Aston Martins among Kazakhstan citizens (tengrinews.kz).

The most of the costly cars are registered in the South of Kazakhstan; the city of Almaty. 14 of them Maybach 62s, 16 Maybach 57s, 31 Bentley Continental GTs, 4 Ferrari F230’s, both Aston Martins, a Lamborghini Murcielago and 2 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLarens are driven on the streets of “Apple Town” (Almaty).

Also, there are lots of remarkable cars in other cities. Some have distinctive colors and others are tuned up on a very high level. I am a BMW fan, so I noticed several awesome BMW models in Almaty, mainly the M6 and Z4 in particular.

Enough words, time to see these cars. For more photos of notable cars I suggest visiting the group in VK (social network like Facebook) : vk.com/thebestcarsofkz. Photos courtesy of vk.com/thebestcarsofkz and A.Dildabayev.