The BMW X2 model will be introduced in the Vietnam market starting from September 2018. (Photo courtesy Thaco)

Hanoi (VNA) - Local car maker Truong Hai Auto Company (THACO) will introduce the BMW X2 model in Vietnam, just one year after the vehicle first debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show in the US in 2017.

THACO said the newest cross-over model and other imported BMW X1, BMW 118i and BMW 218i have been shipped to Vietnam for the official curtain-raising event this September.

It also said BMW X2 will offer three classes including Base, M-Sport and M Sport X for Vietnamese customers.

According to the company, further models — notably the BMW 7 Series 740Li, 750Li and M760Li X Drive — will be arriving in Vietnam for show-off events later this year.

THACO has been the new official importer of BMW and MINI vehicles in Vietnam following a cooperation deal with the German giant car maker signed in January of 2018. The price of the newly imported BMW car models have not yet unveiled.

According to BMW, the 3-series car model is the most successful in Vietnam. A total of 6,400 cars are now on the road.

BMW has sold more than 10,500 units in the country since entering the market 20 years ago.

The biggest local car maker currently manufactures and distributes the Republic of Korea’s Kia model, Japan’s Mazda and France’s Peugeot.

THACO plans to build three more plants with a total annual capacity of 215,000 trucks, vans and commercial cars, and achieve a localisation ratio of 16 to 46 percent.-VNA