VinFast| To the world stage

I’m not quite sure if this is going to be a come back to my car review series, but it will definitely be of the interest of the same type of audience.

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A few weeks ago, I had the chance to be part of the launch of two new vehicles at the Paris Motor Show. The company is called VinFast and is a Vietnamese brand launching to the world stage. VinFast got great coverage from International headlines and even David Beckham was present at the press conference where both cars, a sedan and an SUV, both designed by Pininfarina, were launched.

David Beckham launches VinFast at the Paris Motor Show

It’s the first time I’m part of something so big and interesting so it made all sense that I would share it here on the blog.

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While preparing everything for the big day, I also had the chance to know more about the Vietnamese culture and how proud the people are of their own country and what they can achieve. Vietnam is definitely on the list of countries I want to visit.

David Beckham launches VinFast at the Paris Motor Show

But in the meantime, I want to wish a great future to VinFast, because it’s definitely doing a lot for Vietnam and it has a combination of skills and innovation that you just don’t see everywhere. It’s great to see a significant new player in the global automotive industry.

VinFast on Instagram.

VinFast on Facebook.

VinFast on Twitter.

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Fiat 500| A new look

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If you’ve been following my blog you know this isn’t the first time I tried a Fiat 500. It’s one of my favorite cars in terms of design and size and a proof of that is my last year’s review.

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Now I got to that point in my life where I need to buy a new car and the choice is not easy. Also, I want to make sure I buy the right one and to be able to decide I had to try the Cinquecento one more time.

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This time I went for a Diesel, which turned out to be much more economical. In terms of space, I like a small car that I can park anywhere, but also with enough interior space because I like my shopping now and then and I have quite tall friends! Of course my friends will complain, especially if I send them to the backseat, but at least my shopping bags will fit. More shopping, less lifts home.

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Something that let me down on both of the cars was the sound system, so that’s something I’ll have to invest if I decide to go for this car. Even a 5 minutes ride to town needs to have background music. Good sound quality most of all.

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I guess all is left for now is choosing the colours.

 

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Fiat 500 L

After this long summer break, I’m back to experiencing driving new cars and sharing it with you. If you’ve been following my blog, you know I wrote a review of the Fiat 500, you can read it here.

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This time I tried the Fiat 500 L, a car that has nothing to do with the Cinqueciento. It’s much bigger which makes it harder to find a parking space and actually park. In other hand, it has a lot of visibility and since it’s bigger, the spaces, especially at the back are bigger too. You can actually fit in the back seats, no matter your size.

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But when it comes to being comfortable, I’m sorry but that’s not the case, and you don’t need a very long ride to start feeling it. The engine also makes a lot of noise compared to all the cars I drove till now. And if you want to hide the noise with music, the sound system in this car also has a lot of failures.

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Although, if you want to try it yourself or search for more information, click here.

Next month I’ll bring you one of my favourites, so stay tuned.
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