David Beckham launches VinFast at the Paris Motor Show

PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 02: (L-R) , Miss Vietnam 2018 Tran Tieu Vy, CEO of Vinfast Jim DeLuca, Vice-Chairwoman of Vingroup and Chairwoman of VinFast Le Thi Thu Thuy, Director of Design of VinFast Dave Lyon and David Beckham pose for a picture during VinFast launch at the Paris Motor Show at Parc des Expositions, Porte de Versailles on October 2, 2018, France. (Photo by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images For VinFast) *** Local Caption *** Dave Lyon;Tran Tieu Vy;Le Thi Thu Thuy;David Beckham;Jim DeLuca

Global sports star and style icon, David Beckham, this morning joined new Vietnamese car brand, VinFast, at the Paris Motor Show for the official unveiling of its first two cars. Beckham shared his enthusiasm for the new models – the premium LUX A2.0 sedan and LUX SA2.0 SUV – which VinFast will build at a new, purpose-built factory in Vietnam from September 2019.

The presentation was witnessed by international media and a large crowd of enthusiastic onlookers inside the Show halls, as well as by a global audience who tuned in to witness the unveiling live over the internet.

“Vietnam is such a beautiful country and I can see how the VinFast design team have been able to bring some of that beauty alive in the lines of these amazing new cars,” commented David Beckham.

“I’ve always been a car fanatic, and it’s a thrill to be here in Paris to celebrate the arrival of a new carmaker on the global stage. When I met you and your colleagues backstage earlier, the passion that you all have for the cars is infectious. It’s an inspirational story and I’m really excited to be part of this launch moment for VinFast.”

VinFast is a subsidiary of Vingroup, the largest private enterprise in Vietnam. With 25 years’ history, Vingroup is aiming to become a world-class technology, industry and services provider. VinFast is the first brand to be launched as part of this strategy.

Deliveries of the first VinFast cars – a sedan and a SUV – will commence in Vietnam from September 2019. In addition, VinFast is developing a wide range of other vehicles, including electric cars, city cars, electric buses and electric scooters. The company also plans to export to international markets in the coming years.

VinFast vehicles will be manufactured at a modern 335-hectare plant complex in Cat Hai, Hai Phong, northern Vietnam.

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