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VinFast Unveils the VF6 and the VF7 in Los Angeles

VinFast showed two new electric SUVs at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

  • These smaller SUVs bring the total number of VinFast models to be offered in North America to 4.

  • These models have been designed by Torino Design instead of Pininfarina.

  • The brand has not yet revealed the specifications for these models.

VinFast has yet to deliver its first vehicles to North American customers but this hasn’t stopped it from adding two more models to its lineup, which now comprises of the VF6, VF7, VF8, and VF9.

Both the VF6 and the VF7 are new and they bring a new brand image for Vinfast since they were not styled by the same team that came up with the appearance of the two larger models.

Indeed, the VF8 and VF9 were designed by Pininfarina while the new models were penned by Torino Design.

VinFast VF 6 | Photo: Daniel Rufiange

The main differences between the pairs of SUVs reside in their lighting equipment since the smaller models forgo the traditional headlamps found on the VF8 and VF9 in favour of a split design in which two LED strips form a wide “V” by running along the edge of the hood and then dipping in the middle where they almost meet one another.

The actual low and high beams are located lower on the fascia and toward the side on both models, with the VF6 using strips under the projector for its turn signals and the VF9 putting them in a sort of boomerang shape that surrounds the projector.

At the rear, the similarities are also present, with both models featuring two strips of red LEDs that run parallel to the ground before dipping around the VinFast logo, just like at the front.

VinFast VF 6 | Photo: Daniel Rufiange

Also like the front, the taillamps are separated into two units, with the turn signals and reverse lights being installed in a lower pod on each side.

From what can be seen through the windows, the interior of both the VF6 and the VF7 appear to be very similar to each other but also to the automaker’s existing models.

This means that the dashboard is a very simple affair, with almost all of the controls being integrated into a single center screen, quite similar to the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y.

VinFast VF 7 | Photo: Daniel Rufiange

Unlike the Teslas, however, the VinFast SUVs all appear to have a head-up display that will project the vehicle’s speed directly on the windshield.

Differing in physical size, the VF6 and VF7 will also differ in price, but the company has yet to announce official figures on that subject.

Considering the VF8 starts at $51,250 in Canada, the smaller VF7 is expected to be priced lower than $50,000 and the again smaller VF6 to start at a lower price yet.

It is worth remembering that these prices do not include the battery since VinFast uses a model where owners need to pay for the battery and the vehicle separately.

VinFast VF 7 | Photo: Daniel Rufiange

VinFast VF 7 | Photo: Daniel Rufiange

VinFast VF 6 | Photo: Daniel Rufiange

VinFast VF 6 | Photo: Daniel Rufiange

VinFast VF 6 | Photo: Daniel Rufiange

VinFast VF 6 | Photo: Daniel Rufiange

VinFast VF 7 | Photo: Daniel Rufiange

VinFast VF 6 | Photo: Daniel Rufiange

VinFast VF 6 | Photo: Daniel Rufiange

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