Vietnamese carmaker enters US market, makes first deliveries of electric SUV

On March 1, VinFast delivered the first 45 VF 8 City Edition all-electric SUVs to U.S. customers at its nine stores across California, signalling its official entry into the North American market.

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Vietnamese carmaker enters US market, makes first deliveries of electric SUV

VinFast, Vietnam’s home-grown electric car manufacturer, has entered the US market and made its first deliveries to customers. On March 1, VinFast delivered the first 45 VF 8 City Edition all-electric SUVs to U.S. customers at its nine stores across California, which signals the company’s official entry into the North American market.

The City Edition vehicles will continue be delivered to customers at VinFast’s stores or through a home-delivery service in the following days.

The VF 8 City Edition includes 999 vehicles which were imported to the U.S. last December. As a limited edition, the VF 8 City Edition comes with a special financing offer for customers.

The VF 8 City Edition Eco and Plus models have an EPA estimated range of 207 miles / 331km and 191 miles / 305km respectively. The VF 8 City Edition is equipped with a wide range of advanced technologies including ADAS and Smart Services. VinFast firmware over-the-air (FOTA) may provide all VinFast vehicles regular updates designed to enhance vehicle functionality and performance.

VinFast is offering a 10-year warranty for vehicles and batteries, mobile services, 24/7 roadside assistance on its products in the US market. The handover event took place throughout the day at VinFast stores across California.  Gareth Dunsmore, VinFast Deputy CEO, Global Sales & Marketing said: "The event drew tremendous attention from our U.S. consumers. It’s extremely gratifying in fulfilling our delivery promise and to witness the excitement our customers have for the VinFast brand.”

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