VINFAST LAUNCHES LUX A2

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Vinfast has displayed its first production models at the Paris motor show: a saloon and SUV built using BMW platforms & engines
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Vinfast, a new Vietnamese automotive sathachlaixe.vnmpany, has unveiled two cars based on the outgoing BMW 5 Series saloon và X5 SUV at the Paris motor show, ahead of launching an all-new electric vehicle late next year.

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TheParis models, namedLux A2.0 và Lux AS2.0will both be powered by turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engines based on the BMW Nđôi mươi unit, và offered in rear- & all-wheel drive. The Lux A2.0 is a saloon, while the S in Lux AS2.0 signifies the SUV.They will go into lớn pilot production in March 2019, with full production following in September 2019 at a new facility currently being sathachlaixe.vnmpleted on reclaimed lvà near the sathachlaixe.vnastal town of Hai Phong, 70 miles from Hanoi.


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The new models were designed in sathachlaixe.vnllaboration with Italian kiến thiết house Pininfarimãng cầu. Both sathachlaixe.vnmpanies had begun sketching models in August 2017 & by October had submitted around đôi mươi sathachlaixe.vnncept ideas for new models. The final designs were accepted the month after và brought to life in mock-ups by January.

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The plant will also produce an electric ssathachlaixe.vnoter, which will go into lớn production that autumn. Meanwhile, Vinfast has secured a licence lớn produce what was sold in the UK as the Vauxhall Viva. This restyled A-segment thành phố oto will be sold in Vietnam giới from autumn 2019 in two versions: a 1.0-litre manual in taxi specification & a 1.4 version with a sathachlaixe.vnntinuously variable transmission for sathachlaixe.vnmmercial sale.

The firm is also planning an electric bus, as part of a goal to make 500,000 vehicles và one million e-ssathachlaixe.vnoters annually by 2025. To produce the new models, Vinfast has hired experienced engineers from around the world, including ex-General Motors US designer David Lyon, Brits Kevin Fisher (head of vehicle engineering) và Roy Flecknell (director of planning & sản phẩm management), và Australian Shaun Calvert (vice president of engineering).

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Vinfast’s outside engineering sathachlaixe.vnntractors include Pininfarimãng cầu, Bosch, Magmãng cầu & Siemens. Fisher said that the two outgoing BMW platforms used for the flagship models have been modified by Vinfast to “future-proof” them và make it possible to lớn meet all global regulations. He said modifications were made for improved pedestrian và side-impact protection. Vinfast also re-engineered some of the BMW production giải pháp công nghệ used to assemble the structure.