Two models of electric car and a small sedan from Ital Design have been voted the favourite by Vietnamese people in a contest organised by Vingroup.
Titled “Choosing lovely car with VinFast-2”, the contest was organised by VinFast Manufacturing and Trading Company Limited from March 8-18.
Nearly 300,000 people took part in the contest.
Electric car IDG EV A and small sedan IDG ICE A were the top models, with 22.8 per cent and 21 per cent votes, respectively, out of 36 models, thanks to their fashionable style. The overall design closely resembles the design of electric vehicles and small cars around the world, while some models incorporate subtle Oriental symbols, such as bird wings or flaming eyes with fire inside.
Both the winning models have the iconic “V” symbol flying up on the car head, denoting the pride of Viet Nam.
The IDG EV A emphasies the width with definitive lines, expressing its sporty and dynamic style. The design of IDG ICE A, on the other hand, highlights both simplicity and sophistication.
Nguyen Viet Quang, Vice President and CEO of Vingroup, said following the success of “Choosing Love with VINFAST-1”, the group decided to hold another contest, putting their trust in the consumers’ taste.
“Our goal is not only to create modern, trendy and world-class VinFast cars but also to showcase the pride of the Vietnamese car brand,” Quang said.
According to him, the contest achieved two criteria: choosing the right car designs in the shortest time. The process of determining the winners was public and transparent as everything was announced on the website, www.binhchonmauxe.vinfast.vn, in the presence of representatives of the Trade Promotion Agency under the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
The first prize was a voucher worth VND200 million to buy VinFast products and was won by Cu Hoang Dat, a resident of Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) in the province of Gia Lai. Other lucky winners received valuable prizes such as two vouchers worth VND50 million each, 30 vouchers worth VND10 million each and 100 VINID GiftCards worth VND2 million each.
The award ceremony will be held on March 24 at the Almaz Food and Conference Centre in Ha Noi.
According to the company’s plan, VinFast will launch its electric car and small car by the end of 2019, earlier by a year. The company will also launch two models of sedans and SUVs, which are being developed based on the design voted by consumers in the “Choosing lovely car with VinFast-1” contest held at the Paris Motorshow in October 2018 and in Viet Nam in December 2018.
In just over four months, VinFast has announced 56 designs for four models: sedans, SUVs, small cars and electric cars, made by the world’s leading car design studios. At present, the company is focused on urgently completing other works, including construction of a factory in Dinh Vu-Cat Hai economic zone in northern Hai Phong City, collaboration with major partners in building factories and development and production of vehicles. — VNS