The VAMA said September’s auto sales were the highest figure since the beginning of the year. Revenue from cars rose 32% and from trucks 19%, compared to August.
Domestically assembled units were estimated at 7,695, up 18%, while imported automobiles hit 2,090, or 52% more than August.
VAMA members sold 8,465 units in September, representing 20% growth since the comparable period in 2012.
In the past nine months, auto sales totalled 76,884 units—a year-on-year increase of 18%.
Toyota led the market with 2,950 unit sales, followed by Thaco Kia (845 units), Ford (731 units), and GM Vietnam (430 units).
Vietnam’s auto industry is expected to sell 109,000 units by the end of 2013, higher than its yearly 100,000 unit target.