Vietnamese automaker Vinfast is in the process of registering patents for its sedan and SUV models in Russia.

Images of VinFast's sedan and SUV Lux have been included in the database of the Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property.

VinFast is shipping 155 of its cars to 14 countries across Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia to test them for safety and endurance against standards in those countries.

VinFast, the car manufacturing unit of Vietnam’s largest private conglomerate Vingroup, showed off its first two car models, a sedan and an SUV, at the Paris Motor Show in France last October just a year after the company’s incorporation, grabbing the attention of the local and international media./.