Toyota's Vios model (Source: Vios)

Hanoi (VNA)
– Toyota Vietnam sold 5,001 cars in the first month of 2016, up 17 percent compared to the same period last year.

The northern and southern markets captured the lion’s share of 43 percent and 41 percent, respectively, while the central region consumed 16 percent.

Sales of saloon cars reached 2,625, up 8 percent compared to 2015’s January.

The Vios model continues to be the top selling saloon with 1,456 units sold, an increase of 32 percent year-on-year. The Camry model came second with 520 cars sold, but that was a surge of 157 percent compared to the sales recorded 12 months ago.

The number of commercial vehicles sold in the month hit 2,376 units, an increase of 30 percent against last year, with the Fortuner model selling 983 units and the Innova 950 units.

The latest semi-truck Hilux 2015 model made record sales since its introduction last October, with 278 cars sold in January. The model has an accumulated sales figure of nearly 1,000 cars.

Besides these, the Toyota sold a total of 233 Yaris cars, 86 Prado cars, 27 Hiace cars and 52 Land Cruiser cars over the month.-VNA