The Vietnamese model scored much higher than two competitors, Toyota Camry and Mazda6, winning the award in the DE-sized sedan segment.
In the race to win the Car of the Year award in 2021, three models entered the nominations in the DE-size sedan segment, including Mazda6, Toyota Camry and VinFast Lux A2.0. With a score of 82.22, the Vietnamese model won against two rivals that have had many years of “fighting” in the Vietnamese market.
The DE-sized sedan segment is the playground of Vietnamese cars in 2021 when it has been leading the sales table for many months. In particular, in the months of August, September and October, sales increased steadily. Accumulated in 2021, there are 5,729 VinFast Lux A2.0 units delivered to customers, 2,145 vehicles more than Toyota Camry (3,584 units) in second place.
The most prominent appearance of Lux A2.0 is the pair of daytime LED lights that run from the brand logo to the sides, creating a wing-like effect when lit. The main pair of lights are placed low below, creating a seamless connection with two air vents. When viewed directly, Lux A2.0 gives a strong and personal feeling thanks to the visual effects from the air cavity, the grille. In addition, bold embossed veins on the capo add a masculine and sporty character.
Lux A2.0 size is equivalent to E-sized sedans, with a length of 4,973 mm and a wheelbase of 2,968 mm. In the market, E-size luxury cars usually have a wheelbase of over 2,900 mm, while in popular D-size cars, this figure is more than 2,800 mm. Therefore, the VinFast sedan gives the feeling of a car when viewed horizontally.
The interior is finished with soft materials, leather and wood. The dashboard area is designed to be similar to the “brother” Lux SA2.0. 3-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel, combined with metal cladding details. The driver can control many features of the car here such as cruise control, adjust the entertainment system, activate voice commands and some other features.
The center of the dashboard is equipped with a 10.4-inch touchscreen infotainment screen. The interface is displayed in Vietnamese by default, but users can choose another language. The physical buttons are much removed, replaced by controls on the touch screen.
The second row of seats provides comfort for passengers over 1m70 tall. This area has its own air-conditioning vent, two USB charging ports and one AC charging port. On long trips that need to quickly charge devices such as laptops, camera batteries, AC power port is a useful equipment.
Lux A2.0 is equipped with a 2.0 I-4 turbocharged engine, with a capacity of 174 horsepower and 300 Nm of torque for the standard version, while the high-end version has a capacity of 228 horsepower and torque. 350 Nm. The car uses an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission, rear-wheel drive.
The way VinFast handles the suspension and chassis gives the sedan the same stable performance as some E-class luxury cars. Lux A2.0 uses a double-wishbone front and 5-point rear suspension system. , with a horizontal stabilizer bar, so that vehicle oscillations at slow speeds have little effect on occupants.
Lux A2.0 uses rear-wheel drive, so accelerating and keeping the body stable on the highway is an advantage. The hydraulic power steering system, electrically controlled, provides a precise and real experience when driving at high speeds. The faster you go, the more the steering wheel shows the firmness and gives a sense of confidence to the driver. While in the inner city, the car cabin is much quieter.
Lux A2.0 is fully equipped with safety technologies such as anti-lock braking (ABS), emergency brake assist (BA), electronic balance (VSC, ESP), traction control, start assist. slope, reverse sensor, 360 camera…
Currently, VinFast Lux A2.0 sells three versions, the proposed price is 1.12-1.36 billion VND.
Car Awards 2021 is the first professional program in Vietnam to vote and honor the typical car models of the market. VnExpress-Xe organization, in order to create a reputable reference source for readers, systematic, can synthesize the reviews of experts and experienced users.
The Car Awards 2021 ecosystem has a series of events, the focus being on the “Car of the Year” and “Car of the Year” polls for each segment.
“Car of the Year 2021” is the final award of the Car Awards 2021, selected by the Organizing Committee from the top 15 models in each segment. The selected car model must ensure the criteria to meet the current needs of Vietnamese customers, and at the same time update the trends of the world auto industry, be able to forecast and suggest demand for consumers in the future. near future.
The awards in each segment will be selected by the Jury with the structure: 60% of the points come from the Expert Panel and 40% of the points come from experienced readers. The expert panel selected by the Organizing Committee is specialized journalists, vehicle evaluation experts, technical experts, sales and product experts. Meanwhile, experienced readers are those who have used cars for many years and completed professional questionnaires given by the Organizing Committee.
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