Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The first 55 cars of Trường Hải Automobile Joint Stock Co (Thaco), including 21 BMW-branded cars and 34 MINI-branded cars, have officially shipped to Việt Nam for year-end distribution.
In addition to already successful cars in Việt Nam, such as the BMW 3 Series, some other sports cars such as the 4 Series (including the 430i Grand Coupe), 528i GT and especially the high-end SUV line, X5, will be released. Under the MINI brand, the arriving shipment includes the Cooper, Cooper S and Countryman.
The new version of the MINI Countryman, appearing in Việt Nam for the first time, is equipped with outstanding features compared with the old version.
The most interesting addition to the Countryman portfolio is potentially the Cooper S ALL4 version, with intelligent powertrain distribution for all four wheels.
Almost four months have passed since BMW Group Asia announced the end of co-operation with Sime Darby, the investor of Việt Nam Euro Automobiles Corp (EAC), and signed a letter of co-operation with Thaco to import BMW, MINI and BMW-Motorrad for the Vietnamese market from January 1, 2018. This is the first shipment of Thaco to land in Việt Nam’s port in preparation for the shopping season at the end of the year.
In the passenger car segment, besides three existing brands including Kia, Mazda and Peugeot, Thaco will distribute two new brands (BMW and MINI).
The appearance of the new BMW and MINI cars by Thaco promises to make the market more exciting and add more value and new options for Vietnamese customers.
In addition to the first car lot landing in Việt Nam, Thaco insists that it will continue to import more cars of the two brands, BMW and MINI, in the coming period. — VNS