Vietnam’s biggest auto expo canceled again

By Pham Trung   September 8, 2021 | 09:07 am GMT+7
Vietnam’s biggest auto expo canceled again
A model stands next to a Honda Accord car at the Vietnam Motor Show 2019. Photo courtesy of VMS
The Vietnam Motor Show, the biggest automobile expo in the country, has been canceled for the second year running over Covid-19 impacts.

This year’s show was originally scheduled to be held next month.

Members of the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (VAMA) and the Vehicles Importers Vietnam Association (VIVA) said in a joint statement the VMS 2021 has been canceled as was VMS 2020.

Earlier, the VMS 2021 organization board had planned to postpone the expo to the last week of November or the second week of December, but found that such plans were not feasible. The board is expected to make an official announcement about the cancellation soon.

The VMS 2019 in HCMC drew the participation of 15 firms that displayed over 100 new cars. Many firms in the supporting industry also participated in the event that drew over 200,000 visitors.

Vietnam's car sales rose 27 percent year-on-year to over 166,500 units in the first seven months, thanks to a surge in the first quarter.

 
 
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