VinFast Snags Two Asean NCAP Five-Star Safety Ratings

Cherryl Anne Cruz

The name VinFast may not be as well-known as the other automotive giants like Toyota and Mitsubishi.

Still, this Vietnamese company has recently been making waves by earning not just one–but two–five-star ratings from the New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP).

“We are proud that VinFast, a new and the first local vehicle manufacturer in Vietnam, has made the initiative to have their cars assessed by ASEAN NCAP,” said MIROS director-general and ASEAN NCAP chairperson Dr. Siti Zaharah Ishak.

“Although this is their first time going through the assessment, we are pleased that VinFast has ensured their newly manufactured cars meet ASEAN NCAP requirement in order to make the cars safer on the road.

The first vehicle to receive NCAP Five Star Ratings was the VinFast Lux A2.0 sedan. It earned an overall score of 88.15, earning the following individual points:

46.89 points – adult occupant protection (AOP)
21.81 points – for child occupant protection (COP)
19.44 points – for safety assist technologies (SATs)

Its VinFast Lux SA2.0 SUV also earned a five-star rating, with an overall score of 84.46 points. Here is a breakdown of its scores:

46.45 points – adult occupant protection (AOP)
22.73 points – for child occupant protection (COP)
15.28 points – for safety assist technologies (SATs)

Meanwhile, its hatchback model, the VinFast Fadil hatchback earned a respectable four star rating. It’s total score was 69.97 points, and scored the following individual points:

32.61 points – adult occupant protection (AOP)
17.91 points – for child occupant protection (COP)
19.44 points – for safety assist technologies (SATs)

About VinFast

This is an auspicious start for VinFast. It’s a very young company, and was started two years ago by Vingroup, one of the largest private enterprises in Vietnam.

VinFast is an abbreviation of Vietnamese words: Vi?t Nam (Vietnam), Phong cách (Stylish, Ph=F), An toàn (Safety), Sáng t?o (Creativeness), and Tiên phong (Pioneer).  They are manufactured at a modern 335-hectare plant complex in Cat Hai, Hai Phong, in northern Vietnam.

VinFast is the first Vietnamese manufacturer to attend a major international car show. Last October, it unveiled its first two models, the the LUX A2.0 sedan and the LUX SA2.0 SUV at the Paris Motor Show, and received international acclaim.

 

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