VinFast announces two new compact electric SUVs
What is special about VF 6 and VF 7?
Along with considerably lower projected prices than the VF 8 and VF 9, the VF 6 and VF 7 electric SUVs offer relatively city-friendly dimensions and fairly suave styling. The latter is subjective, but we can quantify the former: the VF 6 is a Chevy Trax-sized runabout of about 167 inches bumper-to-bumper, while the VF 7’s 180-inch length puts it about an inch shorter than a Toyota RAV4.
If you ask us, the smart money is on the VF 7. We’ve seen SUVs of this size dominate the sales charts for both mainstream and luxury brands, and the VF 7’s sleek looks might help it ride the ride. the line and get consideration from both sides. of the fence. The entry-level VF 7s will have a single electric motor rated at around 201 horsepower, while the VF 7 Plus adds a second motor for an impressive total of 349 hp.
But the VF 6 also seems like a smart idea, giving VinFast a head-to-head contender for the Chevrolet Bolt EUV and other pint-sized EV drives. Although the VF 6 only comes with one engine, you can opt for the 201 hp version of the base VF 7, so acceleration shouldn’t be a problem. The basic VF 6 is not far behind with 174 hp.
We expect the VF 6 and VF 7 to be sold with the same unusual battery rental conditions like their larger stable mates, which is a warning to interested buyers. If you want to own your VinFast’s battery, be prepared to pay a lot more than the base MSRP – and even if you’re okay with leasing it, you’ll have to pay an additional monthly payment.
Notably, range estimates were not available at the time of this writing.