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After shooting up 43% in 2014, the Vietnamese new car market accelerates even further in 2015, gaining an incredible 55% to a record 244.914 registrations. Thanks to particularly strong sales of heavy vehicles that it sells in joint-venture with local company Thaco, Kia is up 81% to take the lead of the brands ranking at 59.518 sales vs. 50.285 (+23%) for Toyota. Ford (+48%), Mazda (+116%), Honda (+28%) and Chevrolet (+43%) show diverse fortunes but all hold onto their ranking year-on-year.
Model-wise, the Toyota Vios gains 50% to remain in the top spot for the second consecutive year with 13.761 sales, losing only scraps of market share at 5.6%, whereas immediate followers Toyota Innova (+26%) and Fortuner (+14%) lose significant share. Just below, the Ford Ranger (+81%), Kia Morning (+87%) and, most impressively, the Mazda3 (+171%) display spectacular year-on-year gains in 2015 to leap up the ladder to #4, #5 and #6 respectively. The Mazda CX-5 (+63%), Ford Ecosport (+145%), Kia Rio (+482%), Mazda6 (+153%) and Mazda2 (+191%) also shine.
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Full Year 2015 Top 20 All-brands and Top 50 models vs. Full 2014 figures below.