VinFast announces seven new car models

By Anh Vu   January 15, 2019 | 06:58 pm PT
VinFast announces seven new car models
VinFast factory is seen in Hai Phong city, Vietnam September 25, 2018. Photo by Reuters/Kham
VinFast, Vietnam’s first fully-fledged car manufacturer, plans to launch seven new 'premium' models.

Following the first line of Lux (short for Luxury) automobiles aimed at the high-end segment, VinFast, a unit of Vietnam’s largest private conglomerate, Vingroup, has announced it will launch a Pre (short for Premium) car line with the aim of tapping a larger customer base.

The company has opened a polling page for customers to vote on the seven most popular models out of a potential 35. 

The seven Pre models will include a hatchback and a CUV (crossover SUV) for the A and B segments; one Sedan and CUV for the C segment; and 1 Sedan, 1 SUV and 1 family car for the D segment. 

VinFast will continue to work closely with the famous Italian studios, Ital Design, Torino Design, and Pininfarina on designing the new models.

VinFast showed off its first two car models, a sedan and an SUV, at the Paris Motor Show in France last October just a year after its incorporation, grabbing the attention of the local and international media.

VinFast's first production models built under its own badge hit the streets in August 2019.

According to the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers' Association, total car sales in the country topped 288,000 units in 2018, up 5.9 percent from around 272,000 units in 2017. 

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