Automakers report surging demand

Toyota unveils its Corolla Altis 2014 model in Vietnam last month. The company has secured up to 1,400 orders only three weeks after it is launched on the local market - PHOTO: HUNG LE

Hung Le Toyota had earlier expected to sell 600 Corolla Altis 2014 units a month but has secured up to 1,400 orders only three weeks after this model was launched on the local market. … [Read more...]

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September auto sales hit new high

Hung Le According to VAMA, September is the 18th month in a row monthly auto sales had been higher than in the previous years' same period. In previous months of the year, monthly auto sales averaged out at between 12,000 and 13,000 units. The numbers of vehicles assembled domestically and imported last month were 11,232 and 4,917 units, rising by 16% and 73% from August respectively. Sales of small cars were quite high with 10,511 units, rising 30% compared to 5,638 trucks sold in the … [Read more...]

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – October 10

Enjoy your breakfast while reading this summary of important news items: Politics -- Vietnam has always considered fostering the comprehensive relationship with Japan one of its top priorities, the Vietnam News Agency quoted Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc as saying Thursday during meetings with President of the House of Councillors Yamazaki Masaaki and Speaker of the House of Representatives of Japan Ibuki Bunmei in the East Asian country. -- Russia regards Vietnam as a … [Read more...]

Honda Vietnam recalls Civic and CR-V vehicles

Le Hoang According to the automaker, the partition of the driver-side air bags of those units has been wrongly installed, which may cause those bags to malfunction upon collisions. So far, Honda has not received any complaints from customers around the world regarding this defect, and the company after a test has concluded that the error does not affect the operation of the vehicles. However, Honda Vietnam decided to proceed with the check and replacement of air bags for Honda Civic … [Read more...]

ASEAN-made car imports to VN rise sharply over tax cut

Members of the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturer Association (VAMA) have enjoyed steady sales growth in the 17-month period ending in August, but this is not good news for local car assemblers. Sales of domestically assembled cars in the 17 months only rose 27%, while imported cars posted a 66% growth in the same period, according to the VAMA. Such a huge disparity was also recorded in separate months, the association added. In July, the growth of imported cars was 62%, compared to 24% for … [Read more...]

Over 500 orders for Honda City secured after debut

Promotion girls pose next to new Honda City cars at a launch function in Hanoi - Photo: Hung Le

Hung Le The fourth generation version of Honda City is assembled in Vietnam with components imported from Japan, Thailand and other countries in the ASEAN region. … [Read more...]

HVN organize safety driving training for students

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Honda Vietnam, in coordination with the National Traffic Safety Committee and the Ministry of Education and Training, has organized a training session on traffic law and skills for 12th-grade students. On August 9th, 2014, a training session on traffic law and skills for 12th-grade students has been organized in Da Nang for over 300 students from Phan Chu Trinh high school, Da Nang city. … [Read more...]

Automakers drum up sales promotions

Customers inspect a car at an auto fair in HCMC. The local auto market is forecast to retreat in August but rebound in the final months of this year - Photo: Quoc Hung

Hung Le Automakers said many people see the month of wandering souls as bad for buying things, especially those of high value such as cars and homes. This is why automobile manufacturers and assemblers have to carry out promotions to attract customers. … [Read more...]

Vinh Phuc- a boon to foreign investment

Ground breaking ceremony of Suzukaku Vietnam factory in Vinh Phuc on March 19  Honda Vietnam factory in Vinh Phuc

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Motorcycle market needs to be revived

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The Hanoitimes - While motorcycle dealers bemoan the slowest sales in a decade, manufacturers are busy, introducing new models in the hope of triggering a revival. Japanese-funded Honda Vietnam seems to be the busiest motorcycle manufacturer, marketing four new models and face-lifts including PCX 125 and Wave 110 RSX Fi in January, Air Blade in March and Future in June. Honda's compatriot, Yamaha Vietnam, followed with the all new Nozza Grande scooter, which was introduced earlier this … [Read more...]