Autos aus Japan kennen wir seit Langem. Autos aus China auch immer mehr. Aber Autos aus Vietnam, das ist neu. Der Hersteller VinFast jedoch kommt aus dem südostasiatischen Land und zeigt auf dem Pariser Autosalon 2018 zwei Fahrzeuge, die erstaunlich schick aussehen. Dahinter steckt, wie schon bei so vielen schönen Autos, das italienische Designerhaus Pininfarina.

Mehr zu Pininfarina und VinFast:

Die Linien der Limousine erinnern etwas an einen BMW 5er, doch der Grill mit dem V-Logo (ein Verweis auf Vietnam und die Marke VinFast) ist eigenständig:

VinFast Sedan By Pininfarina
VinFast Sedan By Pininfarina

Den gleichen Grill trägt auch das SUV:

VinFast SUV By Pininfarina

Technische Informationen zu den Fahrzeugen gibt es noch nicht, ja noch nicht einmal Namen für die gezeigten Designstudien. Oder sollten es schon Serienmodelle sein? Man darf gespannt sein.

Bildergalerie: Limousine und SUV von VinFast

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VinFast honours Vietnam’s proud and dynamic beauty through creativity and world-class design


  • Debut models feature perfectly balanced proportions with a contemporary, timeless design reflecting the Vietnam’s proud and dynamic beauty
  • Distinctive front grille incorporates asymmetric VF motif
  • Sedan and SUV represent the powerful, progressive spirit of a new, energetic and developing Vietnam
  • VinFast makes its global debut with the presentation of two world premiere models at the Paris Motor Show on 2 October 2018

Hanoi, 10 September 2018 – The first two cars from new Vietnamese car company, VinFast, display its philosophy of ‘Vietnamese – Style – Safety – Creativity – Pioneering’ through a world-class design language developed with the world-renowned Pininfarina design team in Italy. The two premium models – a sedan and a SUV – will be given their world premieres at the Paris Motor Show on 2 October 2018.

From a starting point of exceptional proportions, designers from VinFast and Pininfarina created timeless cars that each feature a long wheelbase and elegant, truly inspiring styling. A long bonnet, classic trunk and horizontal body lines create a symmetrical, sophisticated and elegant beauty for the premium sedan. The SUV’s more muscular bonnet and bold, purposeful character lines endows it with a more sporty identity, as if it is poised to break free.

One specific highlight of the debutant’s design language is prominent at the front of both its new cars. The chrome V emblem at the centre of the grille is confidently and distinctively symmetric. To the right is a horizontal chrome splint that combines with the LED daytime running lights to create an italicised F-motif, representing the second syllable of VinFast, and a unique asymmetric flourish. From the central V emblem radiates the bold and lean crease lines that run over the bonnet, creating a fresh and modern look, reflecting the pride of Vietnam’s first car manufacturer to reach for the world.

“The strong, distinguishable design, enhanced by elegant lines and refined details, gives our cars several distinctive highlights,” explains David Lyon, Director of Design at VinFast. “First and foremost, these emanate around the V logo in the grille which references the country of Vietnam, as well as the Vingroup and VinFast brands. In conjunction with Pininfarina, we have carefully sculptured each body line to express the natural beauty of Vietnam and the warm-hearted and dynamic characteristics of its people through a modern and world-class design language.”

The proud and energetic styling of the VinFast sedan and SUV are also heavily influenced by the new company’s progressive approach to design. Breaking all traditional car development rules, VinFast gave the people of Vietnam the opportunity to determine the styling direction at the very start of the design process. More than 62,000 people voted when presented with 20 design sketches from four world-renowned Italian car design houses. Starting with ItalDesign’s winning concepts, the cars’ designs have since been developed and completed by Pininfarina. Designed for the Vietnamese people based on a selection made by the Vietnamese people, these debut VinFast models can truly be regarded as national products of Vietnam, embracing the pride and ambition of its citizens.

As planned, just a year since the public design vote, VinFast will present the sedan and SUV on the international stage at the Paris Motor Show (press conference: 10.45am* CET on 2 October 2018), before introducing them to the Vietnamese public at the end of the year.

With its debut in Paris, VinFast will become Vietnam’s first automotive manufacturer to participate in a major international motor show, signalling the confidence, pioneering approach and global outlook of a new and energetic brand.