Vietnamese automaker VinFast revealed its Pininfarina-designed sedan and SUV that are to debut Oct. 2 at the Paris auto show.
VinFast is part of Vietnamese conglomerate Vingroup and is led by former General Motors manufacturing chief Jim DeLuca.
The SUV, similar in size to the BMW X5, has a muscular hood and bold character lines for a more sporty identity, VinFast said in a statement. The sedan, about the same length as BMW's 5 series, has a long hood, classic trunk and horizontal body lines.
VinFast's models have a prominent V element on the front. A horizontal chrome splint combines with the LED daytime running lights to create an italicized F-motif, representing the second syllable of VinFast. The V logo in the grille references Vietnam, as well as Vingroup and VinFast, David Lyon, VinFast's design chief, said in the statement.
The automaker plans to launch the sedan and SUV in the third quarter of 2019 and seeks to export the vehicles.