Vietnam April 2017: Ford Ranger leads market down 15%

Ford Ranger Vietnam May 2016. Picture courtesy napthungxebantai.vnThe Ford Ranger is the most popular light vehicle in Vietnam this month.

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The Vietnamese new vehicle market marks a pause in April with volumes down a harsh 15% year-on-year to 21.942 units, yet thanks to a solid Q1 score the year-to-date tally is up 1.5% to 86.671 deliveries. Thaco-Kia remains in the brands lead and follows the market at -15% to 30.5% as always earning its pole position to medium and heavy trucks. Thaco-Kia distances Toyota (-10%), Ford (+5%) and Mazda (-24%) with Chevrolet (+10%), Isuzu (+26%), Mitsubishi (+73%) and Mercedes (+103%) all going against the grain and among the best performing brands. Model-wise, as it was the case a year ago the Ford Ranger leaps to pole position despite deliveries down 3%, edging past the Toyota Fortuner (+31%) for 34 sales and the Toyota Vios (-8%) for 68. Year-to-date, the Toyota Vios (+14%) has a comfortable advantage at 6.1% share vs. 5% for the Ranger (-1%) and 4.9% for the Fortuner (+32%). Notice also the Honda City up 31%, the Chevrolet Colorado up 324% and the Mitsubishi Triton up 348%.

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Vietnam February 2017: Toyota monopolises podium in market up 50%

The Toyota Innova ranks #2 in February in Vietnam. 

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After a 13% drop in January, the Vietnamese new vehicle market is back in positive in a spectacular way, surging 50% year-on-year in February to 17.621 units and lifting the year-to-date tally up 9% to 37.853. Thaco-Kia remains the most popular vehicle maker thanks to its medium/heavy commercial vehicle lineup (4.119 sales) without which it would rank 4th brand at 1.763 units below Toyota (3.579), Ford (1.881) and Mazda (1.816). Note that Mazda reaches a world-best 12.4% market share so far in 2017 in Vietnam. Model-wise in the passenger car + light commercial vehicles ranking, Toyota manages to place three nameplates on the podium with the Vios at 5.9% share distancing the Innova at 5.4% and the Fortuner at 5.1%. Year-to-date though, the Mazda3 is #2 and the Ford Ranger #3. Notice the Ford Transit up 6 spots on last month to #8, the Kia Rio up 11 to #12, the Nissan X-Trail up 12 to #14 and the Mazda BT-50 up 6 to #18.

Previous month: Vietnam January 2016: Toyota, Mazda shine in market down 13%

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Vietnam January 2017: Toyota, Mazda shine in market down 13%

The Toyota Fortuner is back up to 4th place in Vietnam. 

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After surging 24% to hit a record 304.427 sales in 2016, the Vietnamese new vehicle market hits the brakes in January at -13% to 20.232 units. Toyota manages to outsell traditional leader Thaco-Kia with 5.318 units and 26.3% share vs. 17.9%, roughly swapping their FY16 levels. Mazda (14.2%) and Ford (12.6%) for their part are frankly above their FY16 of respectively 10.5% and 9.5%. Honda remains 5th while Chevrolet, Mitsubishi and Mercedes all climb one spot, taking advantage of Isuzu’s plunge to #12. Model-wise, the Toyota Vios remains the most popular choice ahead of the Ford Ranger up three spots on December to #2, the Mazda3 up one to #3 and the Toyota Fortuner up 5 to #4. Reversely, the Toyota Innova and Kia Morning both drop 3 spots to #5 and #6 respectively. Notice also the Ford Ecosport up to #10, the Mitsubishi Triton up 12 ranks on last month to #16, the Honda Civic returning to the ranking at #20 and the Chevrolet Trax landing at #43.

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Vietnam Full Year 2016: Toyota Vios leads market above 300.000 units

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After surging 43% in 2014 and 55% in 2015, the Vietnamese new car market continues to gallop ahead in 2016 with deliveries up 24% to a record 304.427 units, the first time new vehicle sales in the country cross the 300.000 annual unit-milestone. Thaco-Kia remains the most popular manufacturer in Vietnam, beating the market at +35% to 80.113 units and 26.3% share. This includes 43.787 Thaco heavy trucks, meaning Kia sold 36.326 passenger cars in Vietnam in 2016, a 56% surge vs. 57.036. and 18.7% for Toyota (+13%). Mazda soars 58% to 32.108 units and 10.5% share, overtaking Ford up 40% to 9.5% ahead of Honda (+38%), Chevrolet (+32%), Hyundai (+41%), Isuzu (+14%), Suzuki (+31%) and Mitsubishi (+47%). Mercedes is up 36% to 11th place.

kia-morning-vietnam-august-2016-picture-courtesy-hiclasscar-comThe Kia Morning soars 78% to 2nd place in 2016. 

In the models ranking, the Toyota Vios signs a third consecutive year in the lead, improving slightly faster than the market at +28% for a 5.8% share. The Kia Morning shoots up 78% and 3 spots to land in 2nd place, ahead of the Ford Ranger (+62%), Mazda3 (+107%) and Toyota Fortuner (+18%). The Toyota Innova, up just 14%, is down four spots to #6. Other great performers include the Mazda CX-5 (+85%), Kia Cerato (+56%), Honda Coty (+81%), Mazda2 (+74%), Kia Sorento (+59%) and Kia Rondo (+113%). The Nissan X-Trail is the best-selling all-new nameplate for 2016 at #37, followed by the Ford Everest (#43), Mitsubishi Outlander (#45) and Isuzu MU-X (#48).

Previous month: Vietnam November 2016: Toyota Vios and Kia Morning dominate

Previous year:  Vietnam Full Year 2015: Toyota Vios stays #1, Mazda3 up 3-fold to #6

Two years ago: Vietnam Full Year 2014: Toyota Vios best-seller for the first time

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Vietnam November 2016: Toyota Vios and Kia Morning dominate

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The Vietnamese new vehicle market slows down its exponential growth in November at just +5% to 28.442 registrations, meaning the year-to-date tally is now up 26% to 270.683. Thaco-Kia (7.296) continues to dominate the manufacturer ranking above Toyota (6.130) but only thanks to its Medium and heavy-truck lineup (3.838). Mazda holds onto the third spot at 9.3% share, ahead of Ford, Honda, Hyundai and Isuzu. In the models ranking, the Toyota Vios cements its leadership thanks to 2.447 sales and 8.6% ahead of the Kia Morning (6.3%), Ford Ranger (4.4%), Toyota Fortuner (4.3%) and Mazda3 (4.2%). All other passenger cars remain below 4% market share. The Toyota Yaris is up 10 spots on last month to #14, the newly-launched Nissan X-Trail gains one to #15 and the Isuzu MU-X is up 4 to #34.

Previous month: Vietnam October 2016: Toyota Vios back in charge, Nissan X-Trail lands

Previous year: Vietnam Full Year 2015: Toyota Vios stays #1, Mazda3 up 3-fold to #6

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Vietnam October 2016: Vios back in charge, Nissan X-Trail lands

Nissan X-Trail Vietnam October 2016. Picture courtesy u-car.com.twNissan now sells the X-Trail in Vietnam. 

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After gaining a whopping 50% year-on-year in October 2015, the Vietnamese new car market surges by a further 26% this year to 28.283 sales, lifting the year-to-date tally up 30 to 242.241 units. The three best-selling vehicle manufacturers Thaco-Kia (+30%), Toyota (+27%) and Mazda (+53%) all beat the market to improve their share, while Ford (+14%) is a little more timid. Honda (+50%), Mitsubishi (+55%), Hyundai (+101%), Nissan (+211%) and Lexus (+169%) impress. Model-wise, the Toyota Vios shoots back up 87% to return to the pole position it holds year-to-date thanks to 2.202 sales, frankly distancing the Kia Morning (+50%), Toyota Fortuner (+47%), Ford Ranger (+13%) and Mazda3 (+103%). The Mazda CX-5 (+129%), Honda City (+133%) and Ford Ecosport (+40%) also post strong improvements. We welcome the Nissan X-Trail directly into 17th place this month.

Previous month: Vietnam September 2016: Kia Morning leads, Ford Ecosport shines

One year ago: Vietnam October 2015: Ford Ranger on podium

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Vietnam September 2016: Kia Morning leads, Ford Ecosport shines

Ford Ecosport Vietnam September 2016. Picture courtesy autobild.deThe Ford Ecosport is up to an all-time high 8th place in Vietnam in September. 

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The Vietnamese new vehicle market is up by another 24% year-on-year in September to 26,551 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 31% to 213.958 units. Thaco-Kia remains the most popular manufacturer, beating the market at +34% to 7.204 sales and 27.1% followed by Toyota at 19.2% (+9%). Mazda surges 48% to third place with 10.7% of the Vietnamese market and Ford is up 41% to a round 10% share. Suzuki (+44%), Hyundai (+182%), Mitsubishi (+60%) and Lexus (+63%) also outpace the record-breaking market. The Kia Morning is the best-selling vehicle in the country for the second month in a row thanks to sales up a whopping 91% year-on-year to 1.641, but that’s only 27 units above the Toyota Vios (+12%), still year-to-date leader. The Toyota Fortuner (+46%) and Mazda3 (+104%) overtake the Ford Ranger (+37%) with the Mazda CX-5 (+95%), Toyota Corolla (+53%) and Ford Ecosport (+64%) – reaching its best-ever ranking at #8 – all posting significant year-on-year gains.

Previous month: Vietnam August 2016: Kia Morning leads, Mazda CX-5 shines

One year ago: Vietnam September 2015: Chevrolet Cruze back in Top 10

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Vietnam August 2016: Kia Morning leads, Mazda CX-5 shines

kia-morning-vietnam-august-2016-picture-courtesy-hiclasscar-comThe Kia Morning is the best-selling vehicle in Vietnam in August. 

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The Vietnamese new vehicle market continues to gallop ahead in August with sales up 29% year-on-year to 23.540, bringing the year-to-date tally up 32% to a record-breaking 187.407 units. Thaco-Kia still owes its market leadership (6.273 sales) to its heavy truck lineup and would be #2 if only light vehicles were counted (3.005) behind Toyota (3.907). Mazda surges 86% to #3, Ford is up 57% to #4, Honda up 119% to #5 and Chevrolet up 51% to #6.

mazda-cx-5-vietnam-august-2016-picture-courtesy-carsguide-com-auThe Mazda CX-5 is up 186% year-on-year to #4 overall in August. 

The Kia Morning takes the lead of the models ranking thanks to deliveries up a splendid 69% on August 2015 to 1.330, ahead of the Toyota Innova (+27%), Ford Ranger (+172%) and Mazda CX-5 (+186%). The Toyota Vios, leader in July, is down 19% to a paltry 7th place this month but holds onto the year-to-date pole position at 9.221 sales (+8%) vs. 9.140 (+120%) for its closest follower the Ford Ranger. Further down, notice also the Mazda3 up 147% to #6 and the Honda City up 2650% to #10.

Previous month: Vietnam July 2016: Toyota Vios reclaims crown in market up 38%

One year ago: Vietnam August 2015: New model pushes Toyota Camry up to #5

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Vietnam July 2016: Toyota Vios reclaims crown in market up 38%

Toyota Vios Vietnam July 2016. Picture courtesy of livelifedrive.comThe Toyota Vios is the best-selling vehicle in Vietnam in 2016.

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Exponential growth has become a bit of a routine in Vietnam with July deliveries up 38% year-on-year to 28.004, leading to a year-to-date tally up 32% to 163.867. Thanks to heavy trucks, Thaco-Kia (+40%) maintains the brands lead with 25.5% share above Toyota (+14%) at 18.5%. Mazda (+75%), Ford (+92%), Honda (+53%), Chevrolet (+61%), Hyundai (+78%) and Mercedes (+66%) follow, all with flamboyant year-on-year gains. Mitsubishi (+73%) rounds up the Top 10. Model-wise, the Toyota Vios (+48%) reclaims its throne both in July with 1.890 sales and year-to-date at 8.357. The Kia Morning (+182%), Mazda3 (+192%) and Ford Ranger (+224%) all post out-of-this-world gains but for the latter this is not enough to cling onto the year-to-date pole position (8.124). Notice also the Ford Transit up 75% to #6 and two new entrants in the rankingL the Mitsubishi Outlander (#37) and Isuzu MU-X (#47).

Previous month: Vietnam June 2016: Ford Ranger takes off

One year ago: Vietnam July 2015: Market continues to surge at +61%

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Vietnam June 2016: Ford Ranger takes off

Ford Ranger Vietnam June 2016The Ford Ranger is now #1 in Vietnam year-to-date in 2016. 

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Vietnamese new vehicle sales continue on their explosive growth: up another 30% year-on-year in June to 24.421 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total halfway through 2016 to a record-breaking 135.863 units, up 31% on the same period in 2015. Once again Thaco-Kia owes its domination in the manufacturers ranking to the tremendous success of its medium-heavy commercial vehicle lineup (4.429 sales) while its passenger cars lineup (2.112) would only push it to #4 overall, below Toyota (3.979), Ford (2.369) and Mazda (2.279), the latter two up a stunning 47% and 69% year-on-year respectively. The Ford Ranger more than doubles its sales compared to June 2015 to 1.429 units and 5.9% share, posting a third consecutive month at #1 and taking the lead year-to-date at 6.868 deliveries (+102%) vs. 6.467 (+4%) for the Toyota Vios. Boosted by the new model , the Toyota Fortuner is up 41% to #2 and 1.212 sales. Notice also the Mazda3 up 50% to #4, the Mazda CX-5 up 125% to #4, Kia K3 up 68% to #8, Honda City up 60% to #12 and the Toyota Hilux up 120% to #15 but only managing less than 1/4 the sales of its archenemy the Ford Ranger.

Previous month: Vietnam May 2016: Ford Ranger resists in pole position

One year ago: Vietnam June 2015: Toyota Vios, Fortuner and Innova on podium

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