VinFast LUX SA2.0 SUV and A2.0 Sedan: Vietnam’s First Volume-Carmaker Unveils Two New Models In Paris

VinFast aims to export their cars globally by 2020

Vietnamese company VinFast hits the 2018 Paris Auto Show with two new models.

VinFast may be an unfamiliar name to you, but the company aims to make a splash at the 2018 Paris Motor Show with two new models. Dubbed the LUX SA2.0 Sedan and LUX SA2.0 SUV, these models are the Vietnamese company’s first attempt at mass-market models. VinFast will begin delivering these two models to local markets June 2019. Following that launch, the LUX A2.0 sedan and LUX SA2.0 SUV will start shipping out to export markets in 2020.

VinFast sedan. [Photo: VinFast]
The VinFast SA2.0 sedan houses a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four with two available outputs. The lower power option yields 174 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. The top-spec engine makes 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Either option is mated to a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. VinFast also offers an optional all-wheel drive system, in addition to the standard rear-wheel drive setup. The sedan hits 60 mph in 7.1 seconds with the more powerful engine, according to VinFast.

The LUX A2.0 sedan is 195.7 inches long, 74.8 inches wide and 57.6 inches tall with a 116.8-inch wheelbase – about the same size as a BMW 5 Series or Audi A6.

The SUV, on the other hand, is slightly shorter, at 194.4 inches. It’s 77.1 inches wide, 69.8 inches tall with a 115.4-inch wheelbase. It will only be available with the more powerful engine, and will be available with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

Interior design

Inside the VinFast sedan and SUV, there’s a simple, clean-looking design. There are relatively few buttons, and styling cues that take inspiration from other manufacturers. The cockpit and shifter look similar to what BMW offers. The center stack design, on the other hand, looks close to Volvo’s design. Taken together, the 10.4-inch infotainment display dominates the center console, while the cockpit holds a wide range of information and controls for the driver.

VinFast aims to sell the car in global markets, although it remains to be seen whether they’ll try to sell their cars in the U.S. The company will build all its new models at a new 335-hectare plant at Hai Phong, in northern Vietnam.

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