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Vietnam November 2012: Toyota Fortuner improves further

January 2nd, 2013 1 comment

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New car sales in Vietnam slow down their fall in November to -4% year-on-year at 8,502 registrations, however the year-to-date total is still down a dismal 28% at 71,860 units. 7th consecutive month in pole position for the Toyota Fortuner at 708 sales and 8.3%, which means it is more dominant than ever in the year-to-date ranking at 5,257 units and 7.3%. The Toyota Innova is up one spot on October to #2 with 628 sales and 7.4%, a full two percentage points above its year-to-date level (5.2%). The Kia Morning also shines at #3 with 556 units and 6.5%, to be compared to 4.7% ytd.

The Toyota Vios is up 2 ranks to #4 while the Toyota Corolla Altis is down 3 to #5 and the Toyota Camry down one to #6. There are however still 5 Toyotas in the Vietnamese Top 6 in November, like in October and year-to-date. Other great performers this month include the Honda CR-V and Toyota Yaris both up 7 spots to #8 and #11 respectively and the Isuzu D-Max up to #21.

Previous month: Vietnam October 2012: Toyota Fortuner and Corolla in command

One year ago: Vietnam November 2011: Kia Morning and Toyota Fortuner lead

Full November 2012 Top 25 Ranking Table below.

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Vietnam October 2012: Toyota Fortuner and Corolla in command

November 16th, 2012 No comments

Toyota Fortuner

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The Vietnamese new car market continues to struggle this year with sales down 21% year-on-year in October to 7,430, bringing the year-to-date total to 63,358 units, down 30% on 2011. The Toyota Fortuner is the most popular model in the country for the 6th consecutive month thanks to 602 sales and 8.1% share, and therefore reinforces its 2012 year-to-date leadership at 4,549 units and 7.2%. The Toyota Corolla Altis stays solid in 2nd place with 477 sales and 6.4%, adding up to 3,567 units and 5.6% year-to-date, #2 also. Like last month the Toyota Innova rounds up the podium with 421 sales and 5.2%.

Notice also the Kia Morning up 2 spots on September to #4 at 371 units and 5%, the Toyota Camry down one but still way above its 2012 year-to-date level at 4.8% share thanks to 359 sales vs. 3.5% YTD, the Honda Civic up 16 ranks to #10 at 120 units and 1.6%, the Honda CR-V up 4 to #15 and 1.3% and the Ford Ranger also up 4 spots to #17 with 84 sales and 1.1%.

Previous month: Vietnam September 2012: Toyota Fortuner and Camry impress

One year ago (almost): Vietnam September 2011: Kia Morning #1 YTD, Chevrolet Spark up

Full October 2012 Top 25 Ranking Table below.

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Vietnam September 2012: Toyota Fortuner and Camry impress

October 15th, 2012 No comments

Toyota Fortuner

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No sign of improvement for Vietnamese new car sales in September: down 31% year-on-year to 7,018 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 55,928 units, down 32% on 2011. The drop deepens to -40% this month for passenger cars… The Toyota Fortuner enjoys its 5th month in a row in pole position with 521 sales and 7.4% and reinforces its 2012 year-to-date leadership at 3,947 units and 7.1%. The Toyota Corolla is #2 in both rankings, hitting 5.8% share in September and 5.5% year-to-date. The Toyota Innova is up one spot to #3 and 5.2%.

Toyota Camry

The other great performer this month is the Toyota Camry, up 2 ranks on August to #4 with 350 sales and 5% vs. 3.3% year-to-date. The Toyota Vios is down 2 to #5, making the Top 5 100% Toyota for the first time in 2012 and potentially in two years. Ford stays really strong in September with the Fiesta and Everest both at 1.6% share in 11th and 12th place respectively, vs. 1.1% year-to-date and the Escape at #18 and 1% vs. #23 and 0.6% ytd. Finally, notice the new gen Kia Picanto at #23.

Previous month: Vietnam August 2012: Toyota Fortuner leads, Ford strong

One year ago: Vietnam September 2011: Kia Morning #1 YTD, Chevrolet Spark up

Full September 2012 Top 25 Ranking Table below.

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Vietnam July-August 2012: Toyota Fortuner leads, Ford strong

September 20th, 2012 No comments

Ford Fiesta

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The Vietnamese new car market is having a year off in 2012: sales are down 33% year-on-year in August to 6,448 units, bringing the year-to-date total to 48,910, down 32% on 2011. The fall is even more severe for Passenger Cars: down 41% to 14,945 units vs. -25% for Commercial Vehicles at 23,373 and -37% for SUV, MPV and crossovers at 9,388. The Toyota Fortuner looks set to follow the Kia Morning as the best-selling vehicle in Vietnam in 2012: it ranks first for the 4th consecutive month in August 495 sales and 7.7% with its year-to-date total standing at 3,426 units and 7%.

Ford Everest

For the second month in a row Toyota monopolises the Top 4 Vietnamese models ranking, and in August the Top 5 is identical to the 2012 year-to-date order. The Toyota Corolla Altis is #2 with 347 sales and 5.4%, followed by the Toyota Vios at 345 units and 5.4% also, the Toyota Innova with 316 sales and 4.9% and the Kia Morning at 262 units and 4.1%. The Toyota Camry is up 2 spots on July to #6 while the Kia Forte resists at #7 and a strong 2.8% share.

Ford has a very robust month, placing no less than 5 models in the Top 20 (only Toyota does better with 6), all at higher market shares than their 2012 ytd levels. The Fiesta leads the charge at #12 with 1.3%, ahead of the Everest at #13 and 1.3%, the Focus at #14 and 1.2%, the Escape at #18 and 0.9% and the Ranger at #19 and 0.9% also. Notice also the Nissan Grand Livina (#9), Mitsubishi Pajero Sport (#13) and Chery QQ (#18) making a rare appearance in the Top 20 in July.

Previous post: Vietnam June 2012: Ford Fiesta back in Top 10

One year ago: Vietnam August 2011: Kia Morning on its way to #1 over Full Year

Full July and August 2012 Top 20 Ranking Tables below.

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Vietnam June 2012: Ford Fiesta back in Top 10

July 26th, 2012 1 comment

Ford Fiesta

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At 5,858 units in June, Vietnamese new car sales are down 23% year-on-year while June 2011 was already down 25% on the previous year… This brings the year-to-date total to 35,725 registrations, down 32% on 2011. The Toyota Fortuner confirms it is the country’s new favourite car with 431 sales and 7.4%, up from 7.2% in May and 6.9% year-to-date.

It is followed by the Toyota Vios stable at #2 with 319 units and 5.4% and the Kia Morning up 2 spots to #3 with 296 sales and 5.1%. The Toyota Corolla Altis ranks #4 again, down from #2 year-to-date, while the Toyota Innova is down 2 ranks to #5 and the Toyota Camry is stable at #6. Ford had a very solid month: the Fiesta is up 5 spots to #10, the Focus up 6 to #11, the Everest up one to #12 and the Escape up to #18.

Previous month: Vietnam May 2012: Toyota Fortuner king of the roads

One year ago: Vietnam June 2011: Chevrolet Cruze on top

Full June 2012 Top 20 Ranking Table below.

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Vietnam May 2012: Toyota Fortuner king of the roads

July 9th, 2012 1 comment

Toyota Fortuner

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Vietnamese car sales are back on BSCB and the situation is getting worse: the market is down 27% year-on-year in May to 5,710 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 29,812 units, down a very dark 35% on 2011. After losing the models pole position to the Kia Morning in 2011, Toyota has regained total control of the models ranking, placing 4 models in the May and 2012 year-to-date Top 4!

The Toyota Fortuner leads the way with 411 sales and 7.2% share this month and 2,044 units and 6.9% year-to-date. The Toyota Vios is up to #2 in June with 315 sales and 5.5% but #3 year-to-date, the Toyota Innova is #3 at 277 units and 4.9% and the Toyota Corolla ranks 4th with 269 sales and 4.7%, just above 2011′s leader the Kia Morning at 266.

Kia Sorento

Further down the ranking, notice the Toyota Hilux at #9, the Honda Civic reappearing in the ranking at #12 with 1.1% share, the Kia Sorento up 6 spots on March to a brilliant 14th place with 1% markets share and the Kia Rio at #18.

Previous post: Vietnam March 2012: Toyota Corolla and Fortuner on top

One year ago: Vietnam May 2011: Kia Morning takes the lead, Ford Fiesta arrives

Full May 2012 Top 20 Ranking Table below.

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Vietnam March 2012: Toyota Corolla and Fortuner on top

April 12th, 2012 2 comments

Toyota Fortuner

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After a 2 month hiatus, Vietnamese car sales are available again and it’s not a good look: down 21% year-on-year in March at 7,525 registrations and at a worrying -37% over the first 3 months of the year at 17,891 units. After losing the models pole position to the Kia Morning in 2011, Toyota has regained control, monopolising the March podium and the 2012 year-to-date Top 4. The Corolla rules this month with 450 sales and 6% share but it’s the new generation Fortuner, #2 in March at 5.7%, that leads in the year-to-date ranking at 1,250 units and 7%.

The Toyota Vios round up the podium at 5.3% in March and 5.6% year-to-date while the Innova, a former best-seller in Vietnam, is #4 in 2012 at 4.8% share. The Kia Morning is #4 in March, the Toyota Camry is up #7 and the Hilux is back in the Top 10 after ranking #16 over the Full Year 2011. An excellent month also for the new Chevrolet Aveo at #13 as well as the Kia Sorento at #20.

Previous post: Vietnam Full Year 2011: Kia Morning ends Toyota domination

One year ago: Vietnam March 2011: Toyota Innova and Vios on top

Full March 2012 Top 20 Ranking Table below.

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Vietnam Full Year 2011: Kia Morning ends Toyota domination

January 14th, 2012 3 comments

Kia Morning in Hanoi, Vietnam December 2010

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December sales down 12% at 10,937 units bring the total 2011 Vietnamese market down just 1% to 110,938 registrations. Big surprise in pole position this year: after at least 10 years of domination from Toyota and 5 consecutive years at #1 for the Toyota Innova, the Kia Morning comes from nowhere (#5) and snaps up the title of best-selling car in Vietnam with sales up a huge 117% on 2010 at 7,095 units and 6.4% share…

Toyota Corolla in Sapa, Vietnam January 2011

The Toyota Corolla is up one spot and 5% to #2 at 6,338 sales and 5.7%, ahead of the Toyota Innova down 19% to 6,005 units and 5.4%, the Toyota Fortuner down 12% to 5,762 sales and 5.2% and the Toyota Vios down 7% to 5,401 units and 4.9%.

Kia Forte in Hanoi, Vietnam January 2011

Daewoos became Chevrolets this year and the Chevrolet Spark (ex-Daewoo Matiz Creative) stays 6th but sees its sales go up 22%, the Kia Forte delivers the best progression in the Top 10 at +165% and 8 spots to #7 and 3,495 sales, the Kia Carens is up 18% at #8, the Chevrolet Cruze up 50% to #9 and the Toyota Camry up 6% but down 3 ranks to #10.

There are two all-new models in the Top 20: the Ford Fiesta landing directly at #13 with 1,810 sales and the Toyota Yaris at #18 with 1,031 units. The Nissan Grand Livina breaks into the annual Top 20 for the first time at #20.

Chevrolet Orlando

In December, the Kia Morning lodges no less than its best market share ever at 9.6% and we welcome a new model in the Top 15: the Chevrolet Orlando at #13 with 186 sales and 1.7% share.

Previous month: Vietnam November 2011: Kia Morning and Toyota Fortuner lead

Previous year: Vietnam Full Year 2010: Toyota Innova and Fortuner fight it out

Full Year 2011 Top 20 and December 2011 Top 25 Ranking Tables below.

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Vietnam November 2011: Kia Morning & Toyota Fortuner lead

December 18th, 2011 No comments

Toyota Fortuner

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October sales data were not communicated, but we are back to our monthly updates for Vitenam this month. November is a very shy month for car sales in the country, down 22% year-on-year to 8,773 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 98,709 units, down just 1%. The Kia Morning confirms its newfound Vietnamese domination and leads the way again this month with 517 sales and 5.9%, reinforcing its 2011 leadership at 6,047 units and 6.1% and on its way to become the first non-Toyota to lead the annual Vietnamese ranking in 8 years.

Just below, Toyota places 4 models in the Top 5 like in September. Helped by its recent facelift, the Toyota Fortuner holds itself in 2nd place with 477 sales and 5.4%, followed by the Corolla Altis at 4.9%, the Vios at 4.1% and the Innova, weak again at #5 and 3.4% share. It was passed by the Corolla year-to-date and is now #3 at 5.5%. Good month for the Chevrolet Lacetti at #6, the Ford Fiesta at #8, the Honda CR-V at #12 and the Chevrolet Aveo at #15.

Previous post: Vietnam September 2011: Kia Morning #1 year-to-date, Chevrolet Spark strong

Full November 2011 Top 20 Ranking Table below.

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Vietnam September 2011: Kia Morning #1 YTD, Chevy Spark up

October 19th, 2011 5 comments

Chevrolet Spark/Daewoo Matiz Creative in Hanoi, Vietnam

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Car sales in Vietnam are up 10% this month at 10,031 sales and up 3% year-to-date at 80,678 units. The Kia Morning has done it. By ranking #1 again in September with 732 sales and 7.3%, it takes the lead of the year-to-date ranking at 4,868 units and 6% vs. 4,687 and 5.8% for the Toyota Innova, and could become the first non-Toyota model to lead year-end Vietnamese sales since at least 2003…

Toyota is meanwhile back in shape with 4 models in the Top 5: the Fortuner at #2 and 6.3%, the Corolla Altis is #3 at 6%, the Vios #4 at 5.8% and the Innova #5 at 5.5%. The other great performer this month is the Chevrolet Spark (previously known as the Daewoo Matiz Creative), up to #6 with 520 sales and 5.2% share. The Ford Fiesta is holding very well at #8 with 3.1% while the Honda Civic is back in the Top 10 at 2.1%.

Previous month: see the Vietnamese August 2011 Top 20 best-selling models here.

Full September 2011 Top 20 Ranking Table below.

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