Auto sales grow 55% in 2015

Vietnam sold a total of 244,914 cars in 2015, an annual increase of 55%, the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers Association announced on January 11.

All automotive categories gained momentum, with the sales of passenger cars, commercial cars, and special-purpose cars expanding 44%, 74% and 105%, respectively. 

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Toyota Vios captured the highest sales among Toyota models in Vietnam in 2015. (Photo: VNA)

The number of domestically made vehicles sold last year gained 48% annually, reaching 173,040 cars. Meanwhile, the figure for imported cars soared 74% year on year, with 71,874 units sold. 

According to the General Statistics Office, the total import value of automobiles and automobile parts was estimated at nearly US$6 billion in 2015, of which the import value of automobiles reached US$3 billion.