Vietnamese carmaker VinFast Trading and Production Limited Company has finalized a contract with leading car designer Pininfarina for the development of two cars, an SUV and a sedan. The two models to be developed by Pininfarina are the two most voted designs by Vietnamese consumers in “VinFast car vote contest” launched in October, 2017. After unveiling 20 concept designs submitted by world-famous design houses, Vinfast asked customers to vote which they thought were both “in line with world trends” and fitting with “Vietnamese tastes and demand”.
Nearly 62,000 participants voted in the contest. The Sedan and SUV designs that collected the most votes were the two that Pininfarina will develop. Vinfast is a member of Vingroup – one of the largest companies in Vietnam. The Company expects to initially produce between 100,000 and 200,000 Vinfast-branded vehicles per year, including five-seat sedans, seven-seat SUVs, and electric motorbikes.