As expected, on May 21, THACO will introduce the first Mercedes-Benz bus model that this business distributes. The event will take place at THACO’s factory in Chu Lai.
It is not clear whether this bus model is imported or assembled. However, with THACO’s extensive experience in the field of commercial vehicle assembly, it is expected that German bus models will be assembled in Vietnam. Besides, according to information announced by Daimler from 2020, THACO will install Mercedes-Benz buses, in which the chassis is imported from the factory in Brazil. This factory also supplies chassis components for THACO from the end of 2020, and THACO is responsible for assembling.
THACO factory assembles many models of cars from many different brands.
Also according to information from parent company Daimler, from June 1, 2020, THACO has been the general distributor of this group’s bus segment.
Daimler assesses Vietnam as a key bus market. Bus consumption in Vietnam is even higher than in Spain and Italy according to the German automaker’s assessment in 2020, with about 3,500 vehicles sold up to that time. THACO’s sale of Mercedes-Benz buses in Vietnam not only has an impact on the domestic market but also helps Vietnamese businesses expand their influence in Southeast Asia and Asia as well, according to Mr. Till. Oberwörder, leader of Daimler Buses and CEO of EvoBus GmbH.
Specific information about the new Mercedes-Benz bus model distributed by THACO has not been disclosed. Previously, Daimler said that the engine type for cars in Vietnam is the Mercedes-Benz OM 457. This engine has 2 output options of 349 horsepower and 422 horsepower.
It is not clear which bus model THACO will distribute.
In addition to buses, THACO also distributes trucks bearing the FUSO brand, also of Daimler. THACO currently has 2 sub-brands dealing in commercial vehicles, THACO Bus and THACO Truck. In the first 4 months of the year, THACO sold 8,367 commercial vehicles and mostly trucks. With the sale of Mercedes-Benz buses, THACO’s bus market share is expected to grow in the coming time.
Regarding the bus segment, VinFast also entered the market recently with the first electric bus model. Currently, VinFast buses are operating in parallel with traditional gasoline-powered buses in Hanoi.
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