Vinfast fadil: vietnamese car maker goes mainstream

If this US$17,000 ($23,000) hatchback were sold in Singapore today, would you buy it?

What if you knew it was made in Vietnam?

Yes Vietphái nam, the land of pho và motorbikes, has launched a oto, ready to buy today.

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The car in question, the Fadil hatchbachồng, is made by Vinfast, the automotive arm of Vietnamese property conglomerate Vingroup JSC.

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It’s the lakiểm tra product from the burgeoning South-east Asian nation, which is keen on building a modern manufacturing base.

“This makes a great contribution lớn the national economy,” said Vietnamese prime minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in a speech during a ceremony at VinFast’s thitruongxemay.complex of six automated factories, reported by Bloomberg.

Constructed in 21 months in the northern port city of Haiphong, the thitruongxemay.complex “affirms the thitruongxemay.communist Party’s policy that the private sector is a very important driver of the economy”.

“I want VinFast to go lớn the regional and global markets,” the minister was quoted as saying.

VinFast is ambitious: it plans to lớn manufacture 250,000 cars at first, ramping up to half a million vehicles by 2025.

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But baông xã khổng lồ the interestingly-named Fadil.

The Vietnamese hatchback costs 394.5 million dong, or around $23,100.

That’s quite pricey, considering a 100c Hondomain authority Dream motorcycle in Vietphái mạnh costs around US$300 ($411), while a Russian Minsk sets you baông chồng around US$400.

But you bởi get a decent oto for the money.

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The Fadil is actually based upon the Karl Rocks, which is made by PSA Group’s Opel.


The Opel Karl Rocks, for thitruongxemay.comparison.

In Vietnam giới, it gets a 1.4-litre, four-cylinder engine making a modest 98hp and 128Nm and powers the front wheels via a CVT.

It’s decently equipped too, getting six airbags, electronic brake force distribution (EBD), stability control and hill start assist.

It’s not a coincidence Vinfast decided lớn take a safer route lớn their first hatchbaông xã, considering that their CEO is Jim Deluca, ex-vice-president of global manufacturing for General Motors.

Production will thitruongxemay.commence later this year on two other models, the LUX A2.0 sedan and LUX SA2.0 SUV, both based on older BMWs.


The Vinfast LUX A2.0 sedan, based on the old F10 BMW 5 Series.

The sedan is based on the F10 BMW 5 Series, while the SUV is based on the F15 BMW X5 of the same era.


The Vinfast LUX SA2.0 SUV is based on the F15 BMW X5.

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As a mark of both models’ importance, football star David Beckđắm say & Miss Vietnam giới 2018 Tran Tieu Vy attended the launch at Paris Motor Show 2018!

(From L-R) Director of Design of VinFast Dave sầu Lyon, Miss Vietnam 2018 Tran Tieu Vy, Vice-Chairwoman of Vingroup and Chairwoman of VinFast Le Thi Thu Thuy, David Beckmê say and CEO of Vinfast Jyên DeLuca during VinFast launch at the Paris Motor Show at Parc des Expositions, Porte de Versailles on October 2, 2018, France.

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