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VinFast’s Canadian Roadshow Tour Arrives in Montreal


  • On display are the VF 8 and VF 9 electric SUVs.

  • While not production models, they’re proof that VinFast is serious about its products.

  • VinFast likes to remind all that the word “fast” isn’t in their name by accident


The Vietnamese automaker’s journey has so far been one heck of a ride. In five short years, VinFast has gone from a newly minted company to developing all-electric vehicles, and most recently to buying land in North Carolina for a future assembly plant.

VinFast to Build a Multibillion-Dollar Facility in North Carolina

While their story will surely go down in automotive history as one of the most explosive, they are just getting started. Last November, VinFast premiered the VF e35 and VF e36 (renamed VF 8 and VF 9 shortly thereafter) at the Los Angeles Auto show. Both electric SUVs were well received and within only a few months, online reservations opened, Canadian and US pricing was announced, and the automaker had declared that they were planning on a $4 billion electric vehicle manufacturing facility in North America.

At VinFast’s most recent leg of their ongoing Canadian Roadshow Tour held at the Carrefour Laval, we got to look over both the VF 8 and VF 9. A few members of the local media along with reservation holders were given the opportunity to kick a few tires and get know members of the ever-growing VinFast Canada team.

VinFast VF8 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

The presentation included the Vietnamese manufacturer’s upcoming plans for the province and the country. Specifically, we learned that VinFast has already secured leases for four showroom spaces in Quebec, among other things.

Although both the VF 8 and VF 9 were on hand, only the VF 8 was accessible for close-up viewing. In brief, the dashboard is clean, ergonomic, and convincingly assembled. AS to why only the VF 8 was available for a quick interior tour, as Renaud-Pierre Berube, Chief Sales Officer at VinFast Canada, explains that it has proven to be far more popular in Quebec than the VF 9 according to pre-order figures.

A Vietnamese Automaker in Canada this Fall: Say Welcome to the VinFast VF8

As far as when we can expect to see VinFast vehicles on the road in Canada, the representative indicated that the VF 8 should be ready to go by year’s end. As for the larger three-row VF 9, we’ll have to wait until sometime in 2023.

If you are interested in finding out more about VinFast and its upcoming EVs, you have until June 26th to head over to Carrefour Laval to see the vehicles. If you have any questions, VinFast Canada representatives will be on hand to answer them.

VinFast VF9 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

VinFast VF9 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

VinFast VF8 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

VinFast VF8 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

VinFast VF9 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

VinFast VF8 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

VinFast VF8 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

VinFast Auto Canada Unveiling Event | Photo: Olivier Delorme

VinFast Auto Canada Unveiling Event | Photo: Olivier Delorme

VinFast Auto Canada Unveiling Event | Photo: Olivier Delorme

VinFast VF8 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

VinFast VF9 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

VinFast VF9 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

VinFast VF9 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

VinFast Auto Canada Unveiling Event | Photo: Olivier Delorme

VinFast VF9 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

VinFast VF9 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

VinFast VF9 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

VinFast VF8 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

VinFast VF8 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

VinFast VF9 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

VinFast VF9 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

VinFast VF8 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

VinFast VF8 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

VinFast VF8 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

VinFast VF9 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

VinFast VF9 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

VinFast VF9 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

VinFast VF9 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

VinFast VF9 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

VinFast VF9 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

VinFast VF9 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

VinFast VF8 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

VinFast VF8 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

VinFast VF8 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

VinFast VF8 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

VinFast Auto Canada Unveiling Event | Photo: Olivier Delorme

Renaud-Pierre Berube, Chief Sales Officer, VinFast Auto Canada | Photo: Olivier Delorme

Renaud-Pierre Berube, Chief Sales Officer, VinFast Auto Canada | Photo: Olivier Delorme

John Lindo, Director, Corporate Communications, VinFast Auto Canada | Photo: Olivier Delorme

VinFast Auto Canada Unveiling Event | Photo: Olivier Delorme

VinFast Auto Canada Unveiling Event | Photo: Olivier Delorme

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