Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — The annual Việt Nam International Motorshow opened on Wednesday in HCM City with 13 leading automakers taking part.
The third edition of the event not only showcases carmakers’ flagship models but also, for the first time, motorbikes and yachts.
Spread over an area of over 10,000sq.m at Sài Gòn Exhibition and Convention Centre in District 7, the exhibition displays over 100 of the latest models of cars from Audi, Dongfeng, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, SsangYong, Subaru, Volkswagen, and Volvo; motorbikes from Harley-Davidson, Triumph, and Royal Enfield; and yachts from Tam Son Yachting.
Besides new models there are also special editions and limited offers.
Audi showcases its latest sporty and luxury models such as TT Coupe, A4, A6, A8L and Q series, and has launched its new A3 Sportback 1.4 TFSI.
At the Dongfeng Motor booth, car lovers can get a look at S50, a sports car the Chinese company launched recently.
Jaguar has brought its XE, XF, XJL, F-Type, and F-Pace while Land Rover has Discovery Sport, Range Rover Evoque, Range Rover Sport AB and Range Rover AVAutobiography.
Mercedes-Benz is showing its sedan collection from the A-Class to S-Class, SUVs and the Maybach S400.
Trần Vĩnh Tuyến, vice chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee, said: “I am confident that events such as VIMS not only meet the demands of consumers better but also promise to be a reputable forum for Việt Nam automobile importers and manufacturers to hold exchanges and seek opportunities for co-operation and development.”
This year the event also showcases vintage cars. A vintage car corner features a collection of iconic automobiles from last century such as the 1967 Mini Cooper, 1949 Audi, 1967 Karmannn Ghia Cabriolet and 1942 Citroen Traction.
Visitors can also enjoy outdoor performances such as a stunt show by Subaru and test drives offered by Jaguar Land Rover.
The five-day auto show also features supporting industry brands like GMD – Dcar, Motul, Anglomoil, and SunTek.
The event is open to the public from 9am to 8pm from Wednesday until Sunday, October 29. — VNS