Two Pininfarina-designed electric vehicles – the VF e35 and VF e36 – for Vietnamese carmaker Vinfast are to debut at the 2021 Los Angeles auto show. The two electric SUVs are the centrepiece of VinFast's ‘Future of Mobility’ theme at this year's auto show.
- The two electric SUVs will be the centrepiece of Vinfast’s display
- Global premiere to take place on November 17
- Vinfast hopes this inspires consumers to make the shift to EVs
VinFast's design team worked alongside Mahindra owned Pininfarina to deliver a modern design language that “combines graceful curves and strong, bold trims while harmonising with sharp, crisp lines in an impressive, eye-catching style.” According to Vinfast, “it creates a ‘Dynamic Balance’ design, giving it power and forward motion. In addition, the interiors are created with an eye for convenience, luxury and seamless driving experiences.”
VinFast also aims to introduce smart technologies that can inspire consumers to switch to EVs. Visitors will get a glimpse of some of these technologies, including Smart Security, VinFast's Traffic and Driver Monitoring System developed by VinAI, Routix, an AI-powered advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) and autonomous driving verification services developed by Vantix. “This smart technology can actively detect errors in the shortest time with incredible accuracy,” says Vinfast.
According to Michael Lohscheller, global CEO of VinFast, “VinFast believes in ‘The Future of Mobility’ – a future where smart vehicles are highly personalised ‘technologies for life’ – that combines eco-friendliness with maximum safety and outstanding driver experiences.”
Lisa Kaz, president and CEO of the LA Auto Show, commented, “Electrification is the biggest transformation the auto show industry has experienced in the past 100 years. The LA auto show is excited to welcome EV automakers, including VinFast, where our visitors will be able to discover Vietnam's first-ever automaker and its all-new EVs.”
The VinFast EV global premiere takes place on November 17.
Apart from designing cars for other brands, Pininfarina has recently introduced the Battista hypercar. Read more on that here.