Source: VietnamNet Bridge
Automakers sold 11,718 cars in Viet Nam in February, a 49 per cent
drop over the previous month, a report released by the Viet Nam
Automobile Manufacturers' Association (VAMA) said.
comprised 6,446 passenger cars, 4,599 commercial cars and 673 special
purpose vehicles, falling 54 per cent, 44 per cent and 21 per cent,
The Truong Hai Automobile Joint-Stock Company
(Thaco) took the lead in February, selling 4,184 vehicles, and claiming
37.5 per cent of the market share. It's followed by Toyota Motor Viet
Nam with 2,367 units, equal to 21.1 per cent of the market share.
VAMA report also showed that more than 9,200 locally assembled cars
were sold in February, a 46 per cent fall over January. Meanwhile, 2,475
imported cars were sold last month, falling 57 per cent.
were still familiar names among the top 10 best-sellers such as Vios,
Morning, Innova and Fortuner as well as Mazda 3, while 660 units of the
Ford Ranger pick-up were sold, taking the lead in its segment.
at a conference held last month, Chairman of VAMA Yoshihisa Maruta said
VAMA members expected to sell about 260,000 units this year, a 10 per
cent increase over last year.
He said it was hoped growth would be
maintained this year, thanks to impetus from the market in 2015, and
additional support from the government in terms of more stable policies.