VinFast will introduce three new electric SUVs this year
VinFast e35 and e36 become VF8 and VF9
Pricing announced for new VinFast SUVs
Vietnamese company VinFast made news last November when it unveiled the VinFast e35 and e36 electric SUVs at the Los Angeles Auto Show. At CES in Las Vegas this week, VinFast gave more details on those two models and announced three more electrified SUVs.
VinFast VF8 and VinFast VF9
Let’s start with the models we already know. The e35 and e36 are changing their names, becoming the VF8 and VF9 respectively.
The VinFast VF8 is a compact luxury SUV whose size is close to the BMW X3 and Audi Q5. Powered by a dual electric motor engine with 402 horsepower and 472 lb-ft of torque, the VinFast VF8 will start at $41,000 in the U.S. which again puts it in the compact luxury SUV category. Its range is estimated at about 300 miles, or 480 kilometers.
The VinFast VF9 is a three-row mid-size utility model that uses the same engine as the VF8, but has an estimated range of more than 600 miles according to early specs. Its price has been announced at $56,000, which is about the starting price of a Mercedes-Benz GLE.
When we spoke with VinFast in Los Angeles, the manufacturer confirmed that it intends to sell both SUVs in Canada this year, with a particular emphasis on Quebec. The company will set up “boutiques” in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. VinFast also told us about its intention to set up several stores in the greater Montreal area and in Quebec City.
Vehicles will be sold in these stores as well as online.
Three New Vinfast SUVs
VinFast took advantage of the Consumer Electronics Show to unveil three more electric vehicles, all of which are sport utility vehicles. They are the VinFast VF5, VF6 and VF7.
As you can imagine, these are smaller models that will fit under the VF8 and VF9.
The VinFast VF5 is a sub-compact electric utility vehicle similar in size to the Chevrolet Bolt EUV with a lower price tag than the latter according to its manufacturer. It would also have a range of over 400 kilometers. The VinFast VF6 and VF7 will be bigger than the VF5, obviously, and would target the small compact SUV segment like the BMW X1 or Volvo XC40 Recharge.
These three models will arrive this year, but there are no details yet on their launch in North America.