At the moment, the line of "native Vietnamese" brand consists of two cars-Lux A2.0 sedan and Lux SA2.0 crossover. They are built on the BMW platform, which is the basis, for example, the sedan 5 series of the previous generation. 2-liter engine (also of Bavarian origin), which is equipped with both models, develops depending on the version of 176 HP or 231 HP.
In April this year, the design of the sedan and crossover was patented in our country. According to Kommersant, around the same period, the management of VinFast began negotiations with GAZ group on the possible localization of the Assembly of " Lux " in Russia, but the dialogue did not develop because of the sanctions risks. According to the publication, now the Vietnamese have returned to discuss the idea of entering the Russian market-but directly with the government.
The issue was discussed at the government Commission, which was attended by Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov. Details of the discussion are not reported, but it is known that VinFast expressed readiness to start deliveries next year. About the new localization of speech does not go.
Market players, however, doubt the success of a new brand for Russians, which intends to try itself directly in the conservative premium segment: the ambitions of VinFast can play a bad joke with an unfamiliar brand.