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Toyota sales up in August

Released at: 12:00, 12/09/2016

Toyota sales up in August

Excluding Lexus, August sales reach 3,907 units, 14 more year-on-year.

by Do Huong

August sales by Toyota Motor Vietnam (TMV) reached 3,907 units (excluding Lexus), an increase of 14 units compared to August last year. Sales in the north stood at 1,529 units (39 per cent), the central region 361 units (9 per cent), and the south 2,017 units (52 per cent).

In the first eight months of the year sales totaled 33,931 units, up 8 per cent (2,456 units) compared with the same period of 2015.

As the seventh lunar month, August can be a difficult month for sales of passenger cars as many Vietnamese prefer not to make major purchases during the month. Sales in the passenger car segment in August reached 1,675 units, down against July and also August 2015. Leading the segment was Vios, with sales of 864 units, followed by Corolla Altis with 403 units and Camry with 260 units.

August sales in the commercial vehicle segment, however, reached 2,232 units, an increase of 20 per cent compared to July and up 33 per cent year-on-year.

A major contribution to sales in the commercial vehicle segment was made by Innova, with 1,035 units, up 27 per cent year-on-year, of which 935 new Innova 2016 were sold during the month after being introduced on July 18.

With the slogan “Luxury - Rigidity”, the new Innova 2016 has a more sophisticated design that enhances comfort and safety features. With a sharp and sophisticated exterior silhouette, a subtle, comfortable and spacious interior, and strong and smooth performance, the Innova 2016 is ideal not only for business use but also for family use.

Following Innova, Fortuner recorded sales of 931 units in August, an increase of 33 per cent compared to August 2015.

Among completely-built-unit (CBU) vehicles imported and distributed by TMV, Hilux retained its leading position with sales of 152 units, 120 per cent higher year-on-year. Sales of Yaris reached 148 units, Hiace 36 units, Land Prado 60 units, and Land Cruiser 18 units.

Toyota sales, August 2016

Segment

Model

CKD/CBU

Aug 2016

Aug 2015

Difference

(Aug 2016 vs. Aug 2015)

 PC

Camry

CKD

260

519

 

Corolla

403

400

Vios

864

1,062

Yaris

CBU

148

239

Total PC (1)

   

1,675

2,220

75 per cent

 CV

Innova

CKD

1,035

818

 

Fortuner

931

701

Hiace

CBU

36

53

Hilux

152

69

Land Cruiser

18

11

Land Cruiser

Prado

60

21

Total CV (2)

   

2,232

1,673

133 per cent

Grand Total

(1) + (2)

   

3,907

3,893

100 per cent

 

Lexus sales up

Despite changes in tax policies on luxury motor cars with big engines taking effect from July 1, sales of Lexus reached 55 units, an increase of 12 per cent compared to July. Lexus sales in the first eight months increased 73 per cent year-on-year, reaching 1,250 units.

Lexus Vietnam is now distributing seven products with nine grades, including LS460L, GS350, ES350, ES250, LX570, GX460, RX350, RX200t and NX200t, through two official dealers: Lexus Centre Sai Gon (Ho Chi Minh City) and Lexus Thang Long (Hanoi).

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