Go Auto reports that 100 engineers and automotive specialists are now working at Vinfast’s first overseas branch. Vinfast, a three-year-old car company from Hanoi, Vietnam has now employed former Holden, Toyota and Ford engineers at its Melbourne office.
Although setting up its R&D facility in Australia, Vinfast does not plan to market its cars in Australia. VinFast operates a factory in the northern port city of Haiphong.
Vinfast has the USA as its target market and has outlined its plans to start making electric cars and SUVs. Other markets planned for export include Europe and Russia. Production is expected to begin later this year.