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TMV sales up 8% in August

Released at: 10:15, 09/09/2015

TMV sales up 8% in August

Healthy month-on-month figure exceeded by first eight month growth of 31% year-on-year.

by Hung Khanh

Toyota Motor Vietnam (TMV) has announced sales of 3,893 units in August, an increase of 8 per cent (278 units) compared to August last year, in which the northern region saw 1,885 units sold, accounting for 48 per cent, the central region 421 units, or 11 per cent, and the southern region 1,578 units, or 41 per cent.

In the first eight months of the year sales stood at 31,475 units, an increase of 31 per cent compared with the same period of 2014.

August sales in the passenger car (PC) segment reached 2,220 units, up 10 per cent against last August and only a slight decline against July, due to a reluctance among customers to make major purchases in the seventh lunar month, which is a common sentiment in Vietnam. The all-new Vios continued to be the best-selling model in the segment, with 1,062 units sold, followed by the Camry 2015 with 519 units and the Corolla Altis with 400 units.

Sales of commercial vehicles (CV) stood at 1,673 units, an increase of 5 per cent compared to August last year. The leading position was held by the Innova, with 818 units, followed by the Fortuner, with 701 units, up 22 per cent and 2 per cent, respectively, against August last year. These two vehicles accounted for 91 per cent of TMV’s total sales in the CV segment during August.

Among completely-built-vehicles (CBU) imported and distributed by TMV, the all-new Yaris held top position with sales of 239 units in August. Sales of Hilux were 69, Hiace 53, Land Prado 21, and Land Cruiser 11.

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