Class A car sales in August 2022: VinFast Fadil discontinued, Hyundai Grand i10 remains in leading position

19 Sep 2022

August witnessed the withdrawal of 3 car manufacturers, plus the psychology of refraining from shopping, making the A-class car segment extremely gloomy.

The consumption of A-class cars in Vietnam last month has fallen sharply compared to the month before. Specifically, sales in August 2022 only reached 981 units, downed by 37% (from 1,557 units in July). The reason is due to the influence of the superstition of Lunar July, and the discontinuation of 3 car models.

Month VinFast Fadil Hyundai Grand i10 Kia Morning Honda Brio Toyota Wigo
July 766 634 143 14 0
August 329 436 212 4 0
Change -57% -31% +48% -71,4% 0

Accordingly, VinFast Fadil was announced to stop selling from July 15, 2022. In turn, Honda Brio and Toyota Wigo were also withdrawn from the A-class car segment. Therefore, from next month, customers will only have 2 options, including Kia Morning and Hyundai Grand i10.

 

Hyundai Grand i10: 436 cars

Last month, consumer trend still abstained from shopping, so sales of Hyundai Grand i10 in August 2022 decreased to 436 units. However, the car still rose to the top of the segment, surpassing former champion VinFast Fadil. The total number of Hyundai Grand i10 cars sold since the beginning of the year has reached 6,740 units.

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The exterior of the Hyundai Grand i10 is considered fashionable and youthful, bold and Korean. The interior also has many convenient features such as a 5.3-inch multi-information screen, an 8-inch entertainment screen, integrated reverse camera and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity, 4-speaker audio system, as well as cruise control system.

Hyundai Grand i10 is equipped with Kappa 1.2L MPI petrol engine, for a maximum capacity of 83 horsepower and maximum torque of 114 Nm. Combined with the gearbox is a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic, depending on version.

Hyundai Grand i10 has a variety of versions (6 versions), both hatchback and sedan, giving a great advantage over other competitors. The price of Grand i10 is also accessible, ranging from 360 – 455 million VND.

 

VinFast Fadil: 329 cars

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VinFast Fadil recorded sales falling by more than half in August, to 329 units. Total sales of VinFast Fadil accumulated since the beginning of the year until now reached 10,661 vehicles. In the near future, the Vietnamese model will be absent from the sales rankings, leaving the play field to rivals.

VinFast Fadil has a youthful design, outstanding overall size in the segment and relatively spacious interior space. The car is equipped with notable amenities such as a 7-inch entertainment screen, Apple CarPlay / Android Auto connectivity and a 6-speaker audio system. The heart of Fadil is a 4-cylinder in-line engine, with a capacity of 1.4L, producing a maximum capacity of 98 horsepower and maximum torque of 128 Nm. It comes with a CVT gearbox, providing a smooth driving experience.

Fadil’s safety system is a big plus, having an advantage over competitors when fully equipped with technologies such as ABS/EBD brakes, ESC, ROM system, HSA… In addition, in the high-end version, VinFast Fadil also has a reverse camera and sensor.

 

Kia Morning: 212 cars

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Despite consumer trend, Kia Morning had an unexpected rise and was the only positively growing model in the segment. Specifically, 212 Kia Morning units were sold in the past month, up by 48% compared to the previous month. For the past 8 months, 3,454 Kia ​​Morning units have been sold to the Vietnamese market. When the A-segment is gradually narrowed, Kia Morning’s chance to break through will be greater.

The biggest attraction of the Kia Morning lineup lies in the two high-end versions GT-Line and X-Line when possessing eye-catching looks as well as customizable interiors. Notable features of the car include an 8-inch entertainment screen and 6-speaker sound system, push-button start.

In addition, there is a Kappa gasoline engine, 1.25L in capacity, for a maximum capacity of 83 horsepower and maximum torque of 120 Nm, combined with a 4-speed automatic transmission.

Kia Morning 2022 has quite a lot of price advantages when it ranges from 304 to 439 million for 6 versions. This is also the model with the lowest starting price in the segment. When the segment has only one other rival, Hyundai Grand i10, Kia Morning’s sales promise to be significantly improved.

 

Honda Brio: 4 cars

Honda Brio sold only 4 units in August. Honda also announced to stop selling Brio in Vietnam market as it does not meet Euro 5 emission standards. This is the second A-class model to be discontinued in Vietnam. Accumulated since the beginning of 2022, Honda has delivered 1,948 Brio units to customers.

Honda Brio bị khai tử tại thị trường Việt Nam bởi lý do không đáp ứng được tiêu chuẩn khí thải EURO5.

Not inferior to its rivals in terms of exterior design or interior comfort, Honda Brio is even highly appreciated for its quality, design, and engine performance. Outstanding equipment on the car can be mentioned as a 6.2-inch central touch screen, Apple CarPlay connectivity and a 6-speaker audio system.

Honda Brio 2022 uses a SOHC gasoline engine, 1.2L in capacity, producing a maximum of 89 horsepower and maximum torque of 110 Nm. The engine is combined with a CVT gearbox, promising to bring a smooth operating experience. Honda Brio has a high listed price from 418 to 454 million VND and has fewer versions than rivals. The difference in price is mainly due to exterior color.

 

Toyota Wigo: 0 cars

In August 2022, Wigo has officially disappeared from the product catalog on the website of Toyota Vietnam. Before closing the race in the A-class car segment, Toyota Wigo has sold 488 units since the beginning of 2022.

 

The price of Toyota Wigo is listed at VND 352 million for the MT version and VND 385 million for the AT version. Compared to the 4 names mentioned above, Toyota Wigo has a mid-range price and does not differ much. However, this model was imported in Vietnam and there were few promotions and discounts, so it was generally difficult to break through.

In terms of comfort, Toyota Wigo has nothing outstanding compared to rivals. Toyota Wigo 2022 is equipped with a smart key, push-start button, and the air conditioner is still mechanical. The entertainment system is a 7-inch touch screen. AT version has a Smart Link phone connection.

The heart of Toyota Wigo is a 4-cylinder petrol engine, 1.2L capacity, producing a maximum capacity of 87 horsepower and maximum torque of 108 Nm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic transmission.

 

Conclusion

In August, the number of A-class cars sold in Vietnam has dropped sharply, partly because of the fear of shopping, another part being car manufacturers have stopped distributing products. With the disappearance of VinFast Fadil, Honda Brio, and Toyota Wigo, the A-class car segment in Vietnam will only have 2 representatives, Hyundai Grand i10 and Kia Morning. This will make the A-class segment continue to be gloomy. However, this will be a breakthrough in sales for 2 affordable car models from Korea.

 

Source: tinxe.vn

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