In the nineteenth year, the Vietnamese company VinFast, which produces licensed but technically simplified BMW models under its own brand, introduced an experienced VinFast Lux V8 crossover, designed to become the flagship of the line. Now the developers have shown a serial version of this machine, and the novelty has received the ambitious name “VinFast President”.
The Vietnamese SUV is an extended version of the BMW X5 (F15). The car has a revised exterior design with a mesh grille, narrow headlight stripes and an air intake on the bonnet. The models also feature additional footrests and contrasting exterior decor. Plus, customers are offered the opportunity to choose a special body color, without limiting themselves to options from the standard palette.
Salon VinFast President 2021 differs from the donor “X-Fifth” redesigned front panel with a horizontal display of the multimedia system with a diagonal of 12.3 inches (on the “German” the latter goes by 10.4 “). In addition, the crossover boasts nappa leather trim and wood décor.
For passengers of the second row, increased comfort is promised (due to the increased wheelbase), but the rear separate seats are not allowed for the Vietnamese SUV. However, the standard three-seater sofa here has heating, ventilation and vibration massage of the side sections, and a glass roof section is located above the passengers’ heads.
Compared to the original X5, the VinFast President crossover has a wheelbase increased to 3,133 millimeters (+200). The car is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine. The Vietnamese received this power unit from their partner, the General Motors concern.
Engine performance reaches 420 hp. and 624 Nm, and it works in conjunction with an eight-speed automatic. The drive of the model is full by default. From a place to a hundred, the flagship SUV is capable of accelerating in 6.8 seconds, and its maximum speed is almost 300 km / h.
Like the original, the new VinFast President 2021 has a wide range of options. In particular, the crossover can be ordered with all-round cameras, an air ionizer and a blind spot monitoring system.
In total, the Vietnamese will release 500 copies of the President model at a price of 4.6 billion dong each (approximately $ 198,000 or 15 million rubles at the current exchange rate). However, the first hundred buyers were given a discount, thanks to which the car can be bought for $ 164,000 (12.4 million rubles).