VIETNAM, HANOI - Media OutReach - 11 March 2019 - On March 6 in the northern city of Hải Phòng, the first VinFast Lux SA2.0 car rolled off the assembly line, marking the success of the "made in Vietnam" commercial automobile production test.
Lux SA2.0 vehicle has a beautiful design and powerful performance.
It is equipped with
a turbo-charged DOHC 2.0L four-cylinder engine, with a capacity of 228hp and
maximum torque of 350 Nm. The gearbox on the car is a ZF 8-speed automatic
transmission and it has a two-axle vehicle drivetrain capable of providing
torque to all its wheels simultaneously with top safety features such as front
radiator disc brakes, rear disc brakes, an ABS system, electronic stability
control systems and parking assist sensors.
This is the most
modern car production cycle in the world. The first prominent step is the
engine assembly line, capable of automatically manufacturing the body, machine
face cover, plating cylinder and crankshaft machining. The second outstanding
item in the closed production cycle is the paint workshop with its modern
machinery and equipment using automation technology from Durr Group (Germany).
The modern stamping
and welding workshops are automated with up to 1,200 robots. VinFast is now the
first automaker in Việt Nam with the ability to do self-stamping and welding at
an international-standard quality.
The entire cycle is
connected via automatic conveyor belts and managed by the Siemens Manufacturing
Lê Thị Thu Thủy,
Vice President of Vingroup and Chairwoman of VinFast, said: "We are on the
right track and are always consistent with the goal of creating high-class
products, contributing to bringing Vietnamese brand to an international level
and joining hands with domestic enterprises to promote the industry in general
and automobile production in particular."
The first cars of
the trial production phase will be transferred to many countries such as
Austria, Australia and South Korea to verify the quality.
It is expected that
the first VinFast Fadil and VinFast Lux vehicles will be handed over to
customers in the second and third quarter of this year, respectively.
VinFast has closely co-operated with hundreds of various partners and
suppliers in Việt Nam and aboard. The Company has reached important
co-operation agreements with leading names such as BMW, General Motors, Magna
Steyr, AVL, Bosch, Siemens, Pininfarina, Ital Design, GROB-WERKE, Eisenmann,
Schuler, Durr, ABB, FFT and EBZ.