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Vietnam February 2011: Toyota Innova takes off

March 14, 2011 Leave a comment

Toyota Innova in Hanoi, Vietnam December 2010

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.

Full Top 20 Ranking Table below.

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Vietnam January 2011: Innova and Corolla on top, Kia Forte up

February 18, 2011 Leave a comment

Toyota Corolla in Sapa, Vietnam January 2011

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%).

Kia Forte in Hanoi, Vietnam January 2011

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Vietnam 2010: Toyota Innova and Fortuner fight it out

January 16, 2011 1 comment

Toyota Innova in Hanoi, Vietnam, January 2011

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.

Full Photo Report, Top10 in pictures, Dec & Full Year 2010 Top 20: click on ‘Read more’ below.

Toyota Fortuner in Hanoi, Vietnam, December 2010

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South Korea December 2010: Avante #1 again, Matiz Creative #5

January 6, 2011 Leave a comment

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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Vietnam November 2010: Toyota Fortuner at 6.8%

December 24, 2010 Leave a comment

Toyota Fortuner in HoChiMinh City, November 2010. Picture by my dear Mum and Dad.

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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South Korea November 2010: Avante #1, new Accent at #26

December 5, 2010 Leave a comment

Hyundai Avante

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.

Hyundai Accent

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Libya 2010: Optra possibly #1

November 26, 2010 1 comment

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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