More than 18,388 complete knock down (CKD) units were sold last month, up only 35%, said VAMA.
Total automobile sales in March rose 52% from the previous month to nearly 27,000 units, despite people waiting for prices to further reduce.
Of the total, 16,805 units were passenger cars, up 67%; 8,278 units were commercial vehicles, up 31%; and 1,789 units were special-purpose vehicles, up 45%.
Domestic manufacturer Truong Hai Auto Corporation led VAMA members with 9,468 units sold, occupying 45% of the country’s market share.
Second was Toyota Vietnam with 4,679 units, 20.5% of market share.
Ford Vietnam came third with 2,501 units, 11% of the market share.
Total automobile sales in the first quarter of 2017 experienced a year-on-year increase of 8% to 64,729 units with passenger cars up 23% while commercial and special-purposes vehicles declined by 10% and 13% respectively
In addition, the number of CBUs sold expanded 41% while CKDs slid 1%.