Thirteen car brands on display at VMS 2016 hinh anh 1Some car models displayed at the VMS 2015 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Thirteen car manufacturers with the latest models and technologies of various categories, from private cars to commercial vehicles, will be showcased at the Vietnam Motor Show (VMS) 2016.

The annual exhibition, whose theme is "Accelerate to Celebrate," is expected to welcome 150,000 visitors to the Culture Place on 91 Tran Hung Dao Street, Hanoi, between October 5 and 9.

Spread over a total display area of 15,000sq.m., visitors will have the opportunity to not only enjoy the experience, but also purchase high quality products at reasonable prices.

The well-known car brands include Chevrolet, Ford, Fuso and Honda, as well as Hyundai, Isuzu, Kamaz and Kia, along with Lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Peugeot and Toyota, which will display the latest market trends, from the sporty to elegant.

They will also showcase their impressive practical knowledge of modern automobile technologies, such as auto driving, fuel efficiency, environmental friendly system and in-car multi-entertainment integrated system.

VMS 2016 will also introduce an overwhelming number of small-size and medium-size cars, which most consumers will be able to afford.

"In this 12th show, we are focusing on medium-class models to satisfy the increasing demands of the Vietnamese in this range. Our expectation is to enable consumers to live a more convenient and comfortable life through all the brilliant, yet affordable options", a representative from Vi e t n am Automobile Manufacturer's Association (VAMA), said.

Besides this, a wide range of models will be introduced, such as SUV, sedan, family, and commercial, as well as luxury or specialised cars and pickup trucks. Fuso, Hyundai and Kazma are expected to bring more choices to trading partners in the transportation business using truck lines and specialised vehicles.

At VMS 2016, visitors will also find several car accessories, auto spare parts, insurance companies and banks in the large display area.

VAMA, the exhibition's organiser, said promotions and interactive activities are being held during the event. All visitors can avail GrabCar's services with two rides back and forth to the event.

The Vietnamese automobile industry sold 28,004 units in July, marking a 16 percent increase over the previous month, according to VAMA.

Among them, 17,514 units were passenger cars, up 36 percent over June. Meanwhile, 9,334 units were commercial vehicles and 1,156 units were special-purpose vehicles, down 10 percent and two per cent, respectively.

With this strong growth of the Vietnamese automobile market in recent months, it's projected to achieve total sales of about 300,000 units this year, including imported ones, because the prices of many models with low engine displacement have fallen since July 1 and the demand for vehicles usually increases towards the end of the year.-VNA