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Car buyers are told ‘about 50% off registration’


Some car dealers in the North have advised customers that the registration fee is about to be reduced by 50%.

Ms. Minh Hoa, Hanoi, is deciding between imported Subaru Forester and assembled Peugeot 5008, and is somewhat inclined to Subaru’s model. But on the other side, the Peugeot dealer’s consultant said by phone “the registration will definitely be reduced”, plus incentives from the dealer can save more than 100 million dong. Hoa believes and decides to sign a contract to buy 5008.

Since the invoice has been issued, Ms. Hoa is very worried that if the registration fee is not reduced in fact, but if she waits for the car to be unregistered, she will be fined for late payment of the registration fee.

Not only Peugeot, many customers who buy cars from dealers of other brands such as Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, VinFast also said that sales staff advised them to book cars early to enjoy the dealer’s current incentives, because “until the state reduces the registration by 50%”, the agent will cut incentives. This fact happened in the second half of last year, when agents simultaneously reduced the promotion level, the reason was that there was state support for registration.

A Toyota dealer in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Thanh Nhan

Recently, the proposal to reduce the registration fee by 50% for cars manufactured and assembled in the country is expected by car manufacturers and dealers, because it can help stimulate market demand like the second half of 2020. However, so far. The authorities have yet to announce whether this proposal will become a reality or not.

“We still have not received any information about the registration, and are also very nervous,” said a media representative of a Japanese automaker.

Currently, most airlines are waiting for an official announcement on whether the other proposal will be applied or not. Therefore, the sales policy is also not clear.

Long-time car sales experts say that advising customers “about to receive a 50% discount on registration” is just a way to prompt customers to quickly sign a contract. Customers should be sober to decide whether or not the policy applies, only be sure when notified by the authorities.

“Once the customer has signed the contract, if the registration is not reduced, there is no basis to sue the seller”, he emphasized, “best, customers should only focus on the existing offers from agent, should not rely on promises.”

2021 is the bleakest sales year of the car market in many years, because everything has been delayed for a long time due to the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic. July is the lowest sales month in the last 5 years. Companies run promotions all year long in many forms, from discounts, accessories, insurance to maintenance packages. However, customers still want to wait until the end of the year, to be able to enjoy the policies if they come true, or simply to recalculate the source of income in a difficult economic year.

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