Vietnamese car sales continue to impress, after +48% in January, they are up 56% in February at 7,889 registrations. The Toyota Innova builds itself a comfortable margin at 573 sales and 7.3%, with the Toyota Fortuner back to #2 at 443 sales (5.6%).
The Top 5 is identical to the 2010 ranking: the Toyota Corolla Altis and Vios follow only 2 and 4 units behind the Fortuner, and the Daewoo Lacetti is 5th at 4.7%. Notice the Nissan Grand Livina breaking into the Top 20 at 1% of the market.
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The Vietnamese car market starts the year with a bang: it is up 48% with 10,424 registrations. Four Toyotas still dominate, but this time the Innova (6.7%) and Corolla Altis (6.5%) are on top, followed by the Fortuner (5.9%) and Vios (5.8%).
The Daewoo Lacetti (5.7%), Kia Morning (5.5%) and Kia Forte (4.2%) are all in very strong progression, ahead of the Kia Carens also very solid at 3.6%. The Mitsubishi Zinger jumps into the Top 20 at #16 (1.3%).
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The Vietnamese car market is down 26% in December at 11,198 registrations, bringing the 2010 figure to 112,224, down 6%. The Toyota Innova keeps the title of best selling car in Vietnam in 2010 with 7,419 sales and 6.6%. The Toyota Fortuner, #2 at 6,551 sales and 5.8%, is getting closer every month: only 19 sales separated the two models in December.
Two more Toyotas follow: the Corolla at 5.4% (6.3% in December thanks to the restyled version) and the Vios at 5.2%. The Daewoo Lacetti (aka Chevrolet Cruze) reaches #5 in 2010 with 3.8% of the market, ahead of the Kia Morning (Picanto) at 2.9% and the Daewoo Matiz (aka Chevrolet Spark) at 2.6%. The new Kia Forte is also very successful in Vietnam: #14 in 2010, it is already #8 in December with a very solid 3.3% share.
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The Hyundai Avante (Elantra) has now been at the top of the South Korean sales for 5 months in a row, with 12.7% in December. The Hyundai Sonata, #2 this month, should however still be the best selling car in the country over the full year 2010.
The Daewoo Matiz Creative (aka Chevrolet Spark) delivers an excellent 5.3% share and is up to 5th, ahead of a Kia K5 slipping down further, now under the 5% mark at 4.7%. The Kia Soul is at its best this year in 16th at 2.2% and the new Hyundai Accent is #22 and nearly doubles its market share for its 2nd month of sales at 1.5%.
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At 11,198 registrations this month, the Vietnamese market is down 9% year-on-year and 4% year-to-date at 99,798 sales. The Toyota Innova regains its first spot with 811 sales (7.2%) followed by the Toyota Fortuner at an excellent 6.8% (732 sales).
#1 last month, the Kia K3000 delivers another strong month at #3 with 6.5% of the market and jumps to #3 YTD (5.3%). Solid performances also for the Toyota Corolla (#4 at 5.9%), Kia Morning (#5 at 5.1%), Daewoo Cruze (#7 at 3.2%) and Kia Forte (#12 at 2.1%).
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In November, the Hyundai Avante (Elantra) holds the pole position in South Korea for the 4th month in a row, even though it’s slowing down slightly at 12.5% market share.
The Sonata resists in 2nd at 10.4% ahead of the Kia Morning (Picanto) at 6.6%, whereas the Kia K5 (Optima) seems to be stabilising around 5.5% market share in 5th place.
For its very first month of sales, the new Hyundai Accent enters the South Korean ranking at #26 with 1,021 sales. The Daewoo Alpheon (aka Buick LaCrosse) breaks into the Top 20 for the first time at #20 with 1,741 sales.
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YouTube videos of the streets of Libya’s capital, Tripoli, show that in all likeliness, three models should lead the best-selling cars ranking in the country this year: the Chevrolet Optra, old gen Mitsubishi Lancer and Toyota Hilux. It looks like this trio has been on top of the charts for a few years in Libya.
Other successful models include the Toyota Corolla, Nissan Tiida, Mitsubishi L200, and Hyundai Santa Fe, Sonata & Accent.
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