HANOI – Thirty years after the fall of Saigon, and despite a plethora of foreign auto makers that have rushed to set up production in the country since then, Vietnam remains the smallest vehicle market in the Asia/Pacific region – with only 40,410 cars, trucks and buses sold in 2004. While yearly sales have jumped as much as 100% in recent times, overall numbers are still too small to support all the producers that now are in the market. In comparison, Malaysia’s automotive industry, one ...
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