Automobile sales increase in May

Friday, Jun 10, 2016 17:01

A passenger car of local automaker Truong Hai Automobile JSC. Passenger cars take the lead in sales.

HA NOI (Biz Hub) — The Vietnamese bought over 26,000 cars in May, a 45 per cent increase compared with the same period last year, a report from the Viet Nam Automobile Manufacturers' Association noted.

Of this figure, taking the lead in sales were passenger cars, with 14,039 units, and commercial cars, with 10,312 units, rising 2.2 per cent and 6.7 per cent, respectively. Nearly 1,680 special purpose cars were sold, a reduction of 27 per cent.

The report showed that 19,117 domestically assembled cars and 6,911 imported cars were sold.

Local car-maker Truong Hai Automobile JSC (Thaco) took the lead in the month after it sold 9,960 units, occupying 44.2 per cent of the market share.

Toyota Motor Vietnam ranked second, with 4,277 cars sold, or 19 per cent of the market share. It is followed by Ford, Honda, GM Vietnam and Mercedes-Benz Vietnam. — VNS

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