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Vietnam March 2021: Ford Ranger and Hyundai Accent top market up 61.5%

The Hyundai Accent is now #1 year-to-date in Vietnam.

New vehicle sales in Vietnam rally back up 61.5% on Covid-19 impacted year-ago volumes to 30.935 units according to local manufacturers association VAMA. This means the year-to-date tally is now up 35% to  70.952 units. These figures climb to 40.072 for the month and 93.687 year-to-date when adding Hyundai and VinFast who report separately from VAMA.

Hyundai reclaims the brands top spot it held over the Full Year 2020 but less than 300 sales separate it from #3 Toyota (+26.9%) with Thaco-Kia (+68.9%) ending the month in 2nd place. Ford (+138.1%) and Mazda (+92.3%) vastly outperform the market unlike Mitsubishi (+41%) and Honda (+26.3%) rather shy this month. Peugeot (+390.2%) and Suzuki (+125.7%) also impress further down.

The Ford Ranger (+152.4%) surges to lead the Vietnamese models ranking for the month as the Hyundai Accent (+35.7%) edges up one spot on February to #2, snapping the year-to-date lead away from the Mitsubishi Xpander (+43.6%). The traditional best-seller in the country, the Toyota Vios (-14%) goes against the positive market trend and has to settle for third place, ranking at a paltry 5th position year-to-date. The Kia Seltos and Toyota Corolla Cross confirm they are instant blockbusters in Vietnam by rounding out the Top 5. Leader last month, the VinFast Fadil drops to #6 in March but still leads its segment above the Hyundai Grand i10 at #7.

Previous month: Vietnam February 2021: VinFast Fadil and Kia Seltos surprise atop market off -22.9%

One year ago: Vietnam March 2020: Toyota Vios and Ford Ranger top market down -40.7%

Full March 2021 Top 17 All-manufacturers and Top 60 models below.

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