Mercedes-Benz Vietnam recalls E-class models on fire risk
(Mar 04, 2015)
Mercedes-Benz Vietnam is recalling more than 1,000 E-class and CLS
models due to a potential fire risk as the rubber hood trim could fall
into the engine compartment.
Ford Motor earlier this week announced its prototype electric bicycle
(e-bike) experiment at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The Truong Hai Automobile Company (Thaco) plans to export locally
manufactured vehicles to Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos as part of its
strategy this year.
Cars sales in January in Viet Nam fell by one per cent to touch 19,979
units, compared with the previous month, but increased by 80 per cent
Chu Lai Open Economic Zone in the central province of Quang Nam withdrew
permission for the Chu Lai-Truong Hai engine manufacturing project at
the end of 2014.
The Vietnam Motors Industry Corporation (Vinamotor) reported a
substantial increase in 2014 profits, which surged nearly 600 per cent
higher than the set target.
The Government will not modify the special consumption tax rate imposed
on cars as proposed by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Director
of the Heavy Industry Department said.
Ford Viet Nam plans to further develop a market for corporate customers as it has done for individual customers.
General Director of Toyota Motor Vietnam Yoshihisa Maruta will become
the new chairman of the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers' Association
(VAMA) for the 2015-17 term.
The auto industry will only develop further in the future if it has
specific policies governing it, the Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung
Hai said at a meeting on Wednesday.
Sacom Investment and Development Joint Stock Company (Sacom) is planning to take over the Vietnam Motors Industry Corporation (Vinamotor), said a
report on the website baodautu.vn.