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Vinfast brings Vietnam's first sedan, SUV to Paris

The names might be weird, but the looks are pretty choice.

Andrew Lanxon
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VinFast, Vietnam's first major automaker, showed off its sedan and SUV ahead of the Paris Motor Show, but now they're on display for public consumption.   

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The sedan is named the Lux A2.0, while the SUV is called the Lux SA2.0.

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While both vehicles rely on a 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 gas engine, the sedan is offered with two separate outputs -- 174 horsepower or 228.   

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The SUV, being larger, only comes with the higher power output.     

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Both variants of I4 are mated to a ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic.     

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Rear-wheel drive is standard on both cars, but the SUV can be upgraded to all-wheel drive.

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VinFast asked multiple European design houses to come up with ideas for VinFast's first vehicles, and it put 20 designs online, where Vietnamese citizens could pick their favorites.     

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The winning two designs, which came from Pininfarina, became the bodies seen here.    

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The Lux A2.0 sedan will reach 62 mph in 8.9 seconds with its least powerful engine variant, but that drops to 7.1 seconds with the more powerful output.    

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