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  • Award for start-ups recognises VinFast’s successful emergence in European markets
  • Triumph comes four years after VinFast earned the AUTOBEST A Star Is Born award at the brand’s global premiere
  • Jury recognises VinFast’s commitment to Europe as all-electric four-car range showcased at Paris Motor Show

Paris, October 17th 2022 – VinFast, the first Vietnamese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, proudly received the AUTOBEST The Rising Star award in a ceremony at the 2022 Paris Motor Show. The award is to recognise the rapid emergence of VinFast: from a newcomer to leading the pack of ambitious new automotive brands in Europe.

The AUTOBEST jury of experienced European automotive journalists made their decision based on criteria such as business strategy, product line-up, commercial readiness and credibility.

AUTOBEST acknowledged VinFast for its commitment to European markets with more than just a single car: its electric vehicle range spans the segments. The jury also noted VinFast’s purchasing flexibility, innovation, environmental focus, infrastructure, servicing and customer support.

At the 2018 Paris Motor Show, VinFast received the AUTOBEST A Star Is Born award when the company debuted its first two concept cars. After only four years, VinFast has achieved a great leap on its global expansion journey: from two models of internal combustion engine cars to an all-electric range; from a start-up to a driver of the global transition to electrified mobility. This milestone marks a significant development by Vietnam’s only global automotive brand.

“In 2018, VinFast debuted with a bold plan that would traditionally take a long time to deliver. But only four years later, we acknowledge VinFast’s spectacular rise not only as Vietnam’s first global vehicle manufacturer, but also as one of the world’s first to stop production of internal combustion vehicles in favour of an all-electric strategy,” says Mr. Dan Vardie, AUTOBEST Chairman. “VinFast has moved at an incredible speed, from building a highly-automated manufacturing complex with leading scalability in the region, embarking on partnerships with globally-recognised suppliers, to announcing an all-electric line-up and a robust European launch strategy. VinFast has proved itself to be leading the pack of ambitious new automotive brands. We are delighted to present the team with this award and to formally welcome them to Europe.”

Ms. Le Thi Thu Thuy, Vingroup Vice Chairwoman and VinFast Global CEO shares: “We are delighted to be recognised as one of the industry’s youngest, most vibrant automotive brands. This award not only recognizes the hard work of VinFast to electrify mobility, but also marks a Vietnamese brand on the world automotive industry map. We commit to continuous innovation to provide excellent products and an optimal customer experience, while accompanying our European and global customers on their journey towards a sustainable future.”

VinFast’s return to the 2022 Paris Motor Show represents an astonishing rise for the company: from start-up to a pioneering position at the forefront of the global transition to electrified mobility. This remarkable journey is enabled by the speed, determination and ambition of a Vietnamese brand, VinFast’s global intelligence network, and a commitment to a sustainable future for the planet and generations to come.


VinFast – a member of Vingroup – envisioned to drive the movement of global smart electric vehicle revolution. Established in 2017, VinFast owns a state-of-the-art automotive manufacturing complex with globally leading scalability that boasts up to 90% automation in Hai Phong, Vietnam. Strongly committed to the mission for a sustainable future for everyone, VinFast constantly innovates to bring high-quality products, advanced smart services, seamless customer experiences, and pricing strategy for all to inspire global customers to jointly create a future of smart mobility and a sustainable planet. Learn more at: https://vinfastauto.com.


Established in 1993, Vingroup is one of the leading private conglomerates in the region, with a total capitalization of $35 billion USD from three publicly traded companies (as of November 4, 2021). Vingroup currently focuses on three main areas: Technology and Industry, Services and Social Enterprise. Find out more at: https://www.vingroup.net/en.


AUTOBEST is a leading European motoring media organization – representing 32 European countries.  Founded in 2000, AUTOBEST has continuously created new trends and compelling movements in the industry. It is considered an organization that represents the views of Europeans in the automotive field, and influences 91% of vehicle purchases in Europe. In recent years, AUTOBEST has also been a pioneer in promoting the future of the electric vehicle industry, positioning and leading sustainable development trends.