PSNews - The Vietnam Motor Show 2017 was officially opened on August 1 with a large number of vehicles from 12 famous automobile brands on display.
The Vietnam Motor Show 2017 officially opened on August 1 with the participation of 12 car brands. This year's show has started earlier than previous ones as the manufacturers are eager to heat up the market in the context that the automobile industry is experiencing big changes.
Vehicles on display range from small cars to large ones; from popular cars to luxury ones.
|The Vietnam Motor Show 2017 was officially opened on August 1 with a large number of vehicles from 12 famous automobile brands on display.
The small car segment has seen additional Toyota Wigo and Suzuki Celerio along with the Hyundai Grand i10 model and Kia Morning model.
Meanwhile, in the mid-size hatchback segment, Honda has brought the Jazz model to compete with the Toyota Yaris.
For the MPV segment, Toyota has all three classes: small, medium and large. While the Toyota Innova model is overwhelming its rivals in the mid-size MPV segment, the new Toyota Avanza model is believed to put pressure on the Suzuki Ertiga model in small-size MPV market.
In the large MPV segment, the Toyota Alphard model is still proved to be a heavyweight for Honda Odyssey cars. In addition, Toyota has brought to the show the latest version of Corolla Altis.
At this year’s event, Chevrolet has introduced the new mid-size SUV Trailblazer model to Vietnamese customers. The Trailblazer model uses the same chassis technology with Colorado and two Isuzu models, the MU-X and the D-Max. In addition to the MU-X Limited Editions, this year's Isuzu's pavilion is attractive with its MotorHome model.
|The new mid-size SUV Trailblazer model.
The Mitsubishi booth has the XM Concept, a version of the Expander model, which has just been released to customers overseas. Besides, the Japanese automobile manufacturer has brought to the show the Triton model, which is equipped with decorative accessories.
Mercedes-Benz has put the GLA 2018 at the center of its pavilion.
Ford and Nissan did not bring any new models or upgrades to Vietnam Motor Show 2017, but continued to exhibit a number of car accessories.
Hybrid models continues to be the trend of its products that Toyota Vietnam would like to introduce to Vietnamese customers. The Prius model has been showcased for the third consecutive year.
Meanwhile, Lexus showcases the two luxury models of LS 500h and LC 500h, which has caused a big surprise since they were released to foreign markets a few months ago.
Chevrolet joins this segment with the electric-powered Bolt EV model, one of electric car models with longer-life batteries.
The event will run from 2 to 5 August at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center, Ho Chi Minh City.By Phung Nguyen