The Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (VAMA) has recently released the list of the top ten best selling cars in the first six months of 2017, featuring the familiar names of giants in the Vietnamese automobile industry.
|Toyota Vios took the cake in the first half of this year, with 9,688 units sold in total
The two first positions in the list belong to Toyota Vietnam. Toyota Vios ranked first, with 2,681 units sold in June 2017, which were about 1,000 units higher than in May, thanks to a discount programme. In the first half of 2017, a total of 9,688 Toyota Vios units were sold, an increase of 49 per cent compared to the same period in 2016.
The seven-seater passenger car Toyota Fortuner also recorded higher sales in June compared to May. Toyota Fortuner came in second with 7,383 units sold. This was significantly less than Toyota Vios.
The third position belonged to Ford Ranger with nearly 7,000 units sold during the first two quarters of 2017. It had similar sales volumes in May and June.
At the end of May, Ford Vietnam introduced a new version of the Ford Ranger, called Wildtrak 2.2L AT, and at the same time, it upgraded the XL 2.2L MT version sold in Vietnam. The new version as well as the upgrade has enhanced the position of Ford Ranger in the market.
The fourth rank in the list was Toyota Innova with 6,322 units sold. In June, 1,285 Toyota Innova units were sold, an increase of nearly 30 per cent compared to May.
Of the last six positions in the list, four brands are manufactured and distributed by Thaco Group of Vietnam. These four brands include Mazda3 (fifth position) and Mazda CX-5 (seventh), Kia Morning (sixth) and Kia Cerato (ninth).
Honda City ended at the eighth position with more than 3,000 units sold in the first six months of 2017, a growth of 47 per cent compared to the same period in 2016. Remarkably, 654 units were sold in June, and this number is 63 per cent higher than the corresponding period last year.
Ford EcoSport stood at the final position with 2,128 units sold in the first half of 2017. However, if ranked based on sales volume in June 2017 only, this final position should belong to Toyota Camry (319 units sold).
It is noteworthy that the ranking listed only cars manufactured and distributed by members of VAMA. Thus, it excluded brands like Huyndai, which holds a significant market share in the Vietnamese automobile market with many popular models.