At Japanese, Korean, even Chinese names among the car manufacturers, they have long since become accustomed to Europe. Now another Asian provider is added: Infant from Vietnam wants to take 2022 the well-planned undertaking, to conquer the European market, Germany inclusive. The order books should open in the first half of 2022, first deliveries in the fourth quarter.
Design from Turin
Which models first go to the start was now on the car show of Los Angeles to visit. How it's time spirit, trend and environmental needs, VF E35 and VF E36 are purely battery-electric vehicles. The SUV dress comes from the tailoring of Pininfarina in Turin.
Large format: The E36 offers seven seats on three rows of seats. AUM / INFANT
The E35 plays with 4.75 meters in length in the league of the BMW IX3, which reaches up to seven-seat E36 approximately the dimensions of the X7 (which does not drive electrically). As a drive source, both all-wheel SUVs use a 300 kW / 408 hp Dual-engine concept with 640 Newton meters of torque. Differences will result in the battery size: The E35 is 90 kWh, which is to be reached for 500 kilometers ride, the E36 creates about 550 kilometers thanks to a 106 kWh battery.
Test drive in front of the front door
For standard equipment, this is now common — tracking, dam and freeway assistant, parking automatic, infotainment with voice control. There is nothing known about prices, a battery leasing is conceivable. The sales concept: Conventional dealers will not exist. Instead, showrooms will open in the important metropolises, in which the models can be visited. For test drives, the vehicle is brought to the customer, the delivery of the new acquisition is also directly to the front door. From there it is also picked up if service or maintenance work is pending, mobility meanwhile grants a replacement car.
Any mistrust of the quality-credited North American and European buyers should disperse the reference to participation tested staff and no less proven partners. When CEO has committed Infant Michael Lohscheller — right, that's the former boss of Opel. From Pininfarina's share of the creative process was already mentioned; In addition, the Vietnamese work together with BMW, Siemens, Bosch and Magna Steyr.
Dual engine concept: The E36 also has four-wheel drive. Infant
A small kitsch is by no means. The fact that the company founded in 2017 is Vietnam's only and thus largest automaker, may not be enough as a recommendation. Even more, however, that Infant can refer to about 200,000 car new registrations each year on the home market. And then there is the speed with which the new production site in Haiphong has been built: Within 21 months, a factory out of the ground was mapped on the artificial island Cat HAI, the area comprises 335 hectares, the capacity ranges for 950,000 vehicles and 300,000 Scooters per year.
Money from the billionaire
Production site: Infant factory in Vietnamese Haiphong. Infant
The required small change of 3.5 billion US dollars did not lack. Infant belongs to the VW Group, a mixed corporation, whose boss and shareholder (30 percent) Ham That Along has become the first billionaire and at the same time the richest man Vietnam.
Incidentally, the future drivers and drivers of VF 35E should not be concerned and VF36E should not have to do: at the EUROCAE crash test, both models have the top rating of five stars to the goal.