Thaco’s first BMW and MINI cars shipped

Thursday, Dec 28, 2017 18:29

One of the first MINI Cooper cars shipped into Viet Nam via Thaco. — Photo

The first 55 cars of Truong Hai Automobile Joint Stock Co (Thaco), including 21 BMW-branded cars and 34 MINI-branded cars, have officially shipped to Viet Nam for year-end distribution.

In addition to already successful cars in Viet Nam, such as the BMW 3 Series, some other sports cars such as the 4 Series (including the 430i Grand Coupe), 528i GT and especially the high-end SUV line, X5, will be released. Under the MINI brand, the arriving shipment includes the Cooper, Cooper S and Countryman.

The new version of the MINI Countryman, appearing in Viet Nam for the first time, is equipped with outstanding features compared with the old version.

The most interesting addition to the Countryman portfolio is potentially the Cooper S ALL4 version, with intelligent powertrain distribution for all four wheels.

Almost four months have passed since BMW Group Asia announced the end of co-operation with Sime Darby, the investor of Viet Nam Euro Automobiles Corp (EAC), and signed a letter of co-operation with Thaco to import BMW, MINI and BMW-Motorrad for the Vietnamese market from January 1, 2018. This is the first shipment of Thaco to land in Viet Nam’s port in preparation for the shopping season at the end of the year.

In the passenger car segment, besides three existing brands including Kia, Mazda and Peugeot, Thaco will distribute two new brands (BMW and MINI).

The appearance of the new BMW and MINI cars by Thaco promises to make the market more exciting and add more value and new options for Vietnamese customers.

In addition to the first car lot landing in Viet Nam, Thaco insists that it will continue to import more cars of the two brands, BMW and MINI, in the coming period. — VNS

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