A motorbike driver is seen in Go Vap Districts. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
Honda Vietnam has reported its fall in motorcycle and automobile sales at 36.8% and 7.3% respectively in February.
That is the second month in a row the company recorded sale falls after seeing a growth of nearly 19% for motorcycles and 62% for the automobile last December.
In February, it sold 140,669 motorcycles, down 36.8% compared to the previous month. Specifically, the sale of Wave Alpha – its best-seller semi-automatic model, decreased by 42.6% compared to that in January.
Similarly, Vision – its best-seller scooter model – also saw a sales decrease of 34.9%, and Winner X clutch 27% compared to the previous month.
Previously, the Vietnam Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (VAMM) forecasted that the Vietnamese motorcycle market had entered a period of saturation and was shifting from manual transmission motorbikes to automatic ones. Currently, the automatic transmission motorbike lines account for more than 45% of the market share and will be a strongly growing segment soon when Vietnam’s per capita income increases.
In February, Honda Vietnam also exported 23,917 motorcycles.
Meanwhile, the Japanese manufacturer last month sold 1,385 automobiles, down 7.3% from the previous month. Honda City and Honda CR-V continued to be the two best-selling models of Honda Vietnam with 1,235 vehicles, accounting for 89.2% of its total car sales in February.