VinFast announces names of its debut models: ‘LUX A2.0’ and ‘LUX SA2.0’

Hanoi, 1 October 2018 – VinFast, Vietnam’s first volume car manufacturer, has confirmed the naming of its first two cars, which will make their world premiere appearance on 2 October at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. Highlighting how they are being positioned as world-class, premium-quality models, the sedan will be called LUX A2.0 and the SUV will be called LUX SA2.0.

The reference to ‘LUX’ references the premium, sophisticated qualities of the debut models from the pioneering Vietnamese brand. These cars will spearhead VinFast’s market launch when series production begins in Vietnam in September 2019.

The letter ‘A’ is a reference to the very high standards of product quality that will be met, and also signals VinFast’s goal to become the leading automobile manufacturer in South East Asia. It also stands for VinFast’s ‘Ambition’ in the automotive market as the company aims to grow into a global car brand. The addition of the ‘S’ distinguishes the SUV from the sedan.

Finally, the ‘2.0’ suffix represents the capacity of the engine – in litres – powering the cars.

The model names are conceived to be short, easy to read and share, memorable, and suitable for most languages around the world. After the LUX nameplate, VinFast will introduce further models with names that represent the positioning of each within the car market.

VinFast is currently cooperating with leading automotive experts from Europe and North America, including BMW, Bosch, Magna Steyr and Pininfarina. These partnerships with the world’s best technical experts are helping Vietnam’s first volume car manufacturer to endow the LUX A2.0 and LUX SA2.0 a unique proposition of ‘Vietnamese identity – Italian design – European technology – International standards’.

The LUX A2.0 sedan and the LUX SA2.0 SUV will be officially presented at the Paris Motor Show from 2 to 14 October 2018 at the Paris Motor Show. The LUX A2.0 and LUX SA2.0 are expected to launch in the Vietnamese market in September 2019.

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Notes to editors

VinFast will livestream its global debut and the world premieres of its sedan and SUV models at the Paris Motor Show 2018 at 10.45am CET on 2 October 2018. The livestream will be available on VinFast’s official Facebook (@OfficialVinFast), Twitter (@VinFastofficial) and Instagram (@vinfastofficial) pages, and on its media site at www.vinfastmedia.com.

More information and high-resolution images are available at: www.vinfastmedia.com.

To arrange executive interviews on press days at the 2018 Paris Motor Show (2 and 3 October), or for general media enquiries, please contact:

Will Reeves: Tel: +44 1622 766513 / Mob: +44 7738 885986 / will.reeves@pfpr.com

Matt Moore: Tel: +44 1622 776681 / Mob: +44 7715 075992 / matt.moore@pfpr.com 

About VinFast

VinFast is a subsidiary of Vingroup, the largest private enterprise in Vietnam. With 25 years’ history, Vingroup is aiming to become a world-class technology, industry and services provider. VinFast is the first brand to be launched as part of this strategy.

Deliveries of the first VinFast cars – a sedan and a SUV – will commence in Vietnam from September 2019. In addition, VinFast is developing a wide range of other vehicles, including electric cars, city cars, electric buses and electric scooters. The company also plans to export to international markets in the coming years.

VinFast vehicles will be manufactured at a modern 335-hectare plant complex in Cat Hai, Hai Phong, northern Vietnam.