15:16 | 24/04/2019 Society
Vietnamese automaker VinFast announced on April 16 that the firm will officially put its automobile manufacturing factory into operation in June this year, three month earlier than the initial schedule.
|VinFast has shipped batches of cars to 14 countries across Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia to test them for safety and endurance - Source: VNA|
With only 21 months for construction and installation, the upcoming operation of the plant will create a new feat in the world automobile industry, especially for a new business like VinFast.
From the end of the first quarter of this year, VinFast has shipped batches of cars to 14 countries across Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia to test them for safety and endurance against standards in those countries. After the strict crash and technical tests following the international standards, VinFast car models have been evaluated positively.
The testing results have reflected the perfection of production lines and the plant’s readiness level. These are an important basis for VinFast to accelerate the inauguration of its factory.
VinFast Chairwoman Le Thi Thu Thuy said the quality of VinFast vehicles is highly appreciated by leading inspection centres in the world, adding that this confirms the capacity and completion level of production lines of the firm.
VinFast is ready to bring to Vietnamese consumers quality and world-class automotive products, she said.
The VinFast automobile factory was built with the leading scale and modernity in Southeast Asia. The production process at the factory is completely synchronized and closed with workshops for stamping, welding, painting, and assembling.
As scheduled, VinFast will officially sell CUV Fadil model in the second quarter of 2019. Sedan and SUV models branded Lux will reach customers in the third quarter this year.
VinFast, the car manufacturing unit of Vietnam’s largest private conglomerate Vingroup, showed off its first two car models, a sedan and an SUV, at the Paris Motor Show in France last October just a year after the company’s incorporation, grabbing the attention of the local and international media.