Date: 5 months ago   Category: Auto

The Vietnamese Vinfast brand will present the sedan and the crossover in Paris


At a motor show in Paris the premiere of the two first production models of the new Vietnamese automobile Vinfast brand will be held. The company will present the sedan and the crossover constructed on the BMW X5 and 5-Series platforms of last generation.

Design of novelties is developed with the assistance of specialists of the Italian body studio Pininfarina. From August to October, 2017 designers of both companies have drawn about 20 options of "appearance" of new models. Have involved potential clients who have defined the fate of "firstborns" by vote in the choice of the final versions corresponding to "traditional Vietnamese tastes and world trends". Within a month more than 62 thousand people have participated in poll.

will form the basis of the sedan the BMW 5-Series platform of the previous generation, the crossover - "cart" X5. Cars 178 and 230-strong 2.0-liter petrol turbine motors created on the basis of the BMW N20 block are equipped. As the Vinfast company couldn't buy the license for technology of stepless change of phases of work and raising of Valvetronic valves, the "Vietnamese" engines, will be a little simpler than the source code. In couple he has provided eight-step automatic transmission of ZF and the back or four-wheel drive. Emergence of hybrid modifications of the sedan and crossover is in the future possible.

Experimental production of still unnamed models will begin in March, 2019, the serial release is planned to be started in September on a new object which construction comes to the end near the city of Haiphong, in 113 km from Hanoi.

the First production of the new plant - the electric scooter - will appear this fall. Besides, the company plans to obtain the license for release of the city car of the A-segment which was on sale in Great Britain under the name Vauxhall Viva. In the Vietnamese market the restyling version of model will appear in the fall of 2019.

Besides Pininfarina studio, have involved the Bosch, Magna and Siemens companies in construction of the Vinfast cars. With their help old "carts" of BMW have been finished, in particular passive safety is improved and a number of knots and units is modernized.

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