David Beckham and Vinfast steal the show in Paris
Global sporting and style icon, David Beckham, helped new Vietnamese car manufacturer, VinFast, reveal its first two vehicles at the 2018 Mondial de l’Auto in Paris earlier today.
Huge crowds of journalists flocked to the Paris Motor Show display of the new brand where they witnessed him unveil the company’s new LUX A2.0 sedan and LUX SA2.0 SUV in what was the vehicles’ world debut.
Vietnamese celebrity, Trần Tiểu Vy – voted Miss Vietnam 2018, was also in attendance as the two vehicles were driven onto the stand in front of hundreds of watching journalists, photographers and videographers.
As the cars were revealed he told the assembled crowd: “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.”
“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,” he added, “The passion that the VinFast team have for these cars is infectious. It’s an inspirational story and I’m really excited to have been part of this launch moment for VinFast.”
VinFast Chairwoman Le Thi Thu Thuy who opened the press conference said: “The Vietnamese people will be immensely proud, honoured and excited to see two such well-known figures unveiling these first cars from Vietnam in such a high profile setting as the Paris Motor Show. Together they represent our intention for VinFast to be a successful automotive brand both in Vietnam and internationally.
”With our ambitious plans to bring these two vehicles to market in such a short time, it was crucial for us to make a big entrance and an immediate impact, and we certainly did that today.”