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News VinFast Released the Specifications for the New VF6 and VF7 Electric SUVs

VinFast Released the Specifications for the New VF6 and VF7 Electric SUVs

VinFast announced the complete specifications of its two newest models, the VF6 and the VF7.

  • Both models are compact electric SUVs offered in Eco and Plus trim levels.

  • The VF6 will have a maximum range of 399 kilometres (WLTP) and the VF7 will have a maximum range of 450 kilometres (WLTP).

  • The company began its first US deliveries of the larger VF8 last month.

At the CES in Las Vegas, VinFast released the complete specifications for its VF6 and VF7 compact electric SUVs today.

Despite being launched at the same time, these two models are not directly related since they differ in style, size, and mechanical elements.

The first of the two is the VF6, which is slightly shorter but a little wider than the Chevrolet Bolt EUV, making it among the smallest EVs on the market.

This model will feature a 59.6 kWh battery that will give it a range of up to 399 kilometres in Eco trim and 381 kilometres in Plus trim. This difference is due to wheel size and power levels since the Eco has 17-inch wheels and 174 horsepower while the Plus has 19-inch rims and 201 horsepower.

Since it is only offered in a single motor configuration, the VF6 will be front-wheel drive only, which means buyers who want all-wheel drive will have to look at the VF7.

VinFast VF 6 | Photo: Daniel Rufiange

Larger in size, this model sits between the Volvo XC40 Recharge and the Toyota bZ4X in terms of length while being wider than both.

The VF7 will share its entry-level powertrain with the most expensive VF6, which is to say that the Eco trim level will be front-wheel drive and feature 201 horsepower. Stepping up to the Plus version will add a second motor that brings all-wheel drive and 348 horsepower.

Despite its additional weight and power, the VF7 will offer more range than the VF6 due to its larger 75.6 kWh battery that allows it to drive up to 450 kilometres or 431 kilometres on a charge for the Eco and Plus versions respectively.

Keep in mind that these range estimates are based on the European WLTP method which is known to be more optimistic than the EPA figures used in North America and the actual numbers drivers are usually getting in real-world conditions.

Both electric SUVs will feature advanced driver assistance technologies such as the Highway Assist system which is a level 2 system, Lane Centering Assist, and adaptive cruise control as standard for both of their trim levels.

VinFast also says the VF6 and the VF7 Eco will be equipped with a 12.9-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system which will include a virtual assistant. The VF7 Plus will benefit from a 15-inch screen instead.

The company says early reservations for both models will open in March of this year, but it hasn’t provided a timeline for the expected start of customer deliveries.

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