International motor show attracts nearly 128,000 visitors hinh anh 1At ​the Vietnam International Motor Show 2016 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
Almost 128,000 people have visited the five-day Vietnam International Motor Show (VIMS 2016) recently held in Ho Chi Minh City.

The official website and Facebook Page of the October 26-30 event recorded a total of 2 million visits and comments.

General Director of the official Audi importer in Vietnam Laurent Genet said the success made the exhibition a highlight of the auto sector this year.

The VIMS displayed more than 150 auto models of 16 brands ranging from luxuries like Bentley, Lamborghini and BMW to affordable ones such as Nissan, Suzuki and Ud Trucks.

It featured hundreds of pavilions showcasing car components, accessories and advanced technologies first seen in Vietnam.

A special feature of VIMS 2016 was the announcement of Ibeacon – a totally new application allowing users to update detailed information on hi-end car brands and explore VIMS activities.

On the sidelines of the event, a conference on prosperities and challenges facing the sector amid free competition took place. It also discussed the State’s role and put forth solutions to ensure fair competition and prevent trade frauds.

In 2015, Vietnam’s automobile market set a record with 245,000 units sold, according to the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturer's Association (VAMA).

In the first half of 2016, nearly 126,800 cars were sold on the Vietnamese market, a 31 percent year-on-year increase.

VAMA expects that automobile sales for this year will reach 260,000 units, a year-on-year rise of 10 percent.-VNA