VinFast is a Vietnamese start-up that has wowed many gearboxes. The brand has been showcasing its upcoming vehicles at various auto shows and the public seems to be impressed. When and how can Americans get their hands on an electric VinFast?
When can you get a VinFast SUV in the US?
VinFast recently unveiled two electric SUVs at CES 2023: VinFast VF 6 and VF 7. Americans can reserve VinFast VF 6 and VF 7 in March 2023. Deliveries of reserved electric SUVs are expected to arrive to new owners near the end of the calendar year . So, you can order a VinFast electric SUV already in the spring and it should arrive in the winter of 2023.
. Its base model, the VF 6 Eco, produces 174 horsepower and 184 Nm of torque. That’s more horsepower than the Kona but less horsepower than sportier subcompact SUVs like the . It has an estimated range of 248 miles.
The final trim level VinFast VF 6 Plus produces 201 horsepower and 228 lb-ft of torque. It has 237 miles of range. The VinFast VF 6 has enough power to keep things interesting and enough driving range to be capable.
Specifications of VinFast VF7
The VinFast VF 7 is the brand’s small SUV. It is approximately 179 inches long. It is only a few centimeters from the length of the Toyota RAV4.
The base trim VF 7 Eco makes 201 horsepower and 228 lb-ft of torque. The small SUV gets 280 miles of range. The VinFast VF 7 Plus produces 348 horsepower and 368 lb-ft of torque. It gets 268 miles of range.
Should you get a VinFast electric SUV?
VinFast, like the electric vehicle market itself, is in its infancy. New EV automakers like Rivian have and produce affordable models. VinFast is in a different boat when it comes to affordability. it claims the VF 6 will start at around $30,000. The VF 7 is expected to start at around $37,000.
If VinFast electric SUVs prove reliable, the EVs could sell well internationally. However, since VinFast is such a new company, it will take some time for American consumers to trust the brand. It’s still too early to recommend buying a VinFast electric SUV, but the company is certainly making a lot of noise in the EV scene. Will you be ordering a VinFast VF 6 or VF 7, or will electric SUVs be a tough ride until more information is revealed?
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