A batch of 5,000 VF 8s is headed to the US, Canada, and Europe from November; first international customers expected to receive their vehicles in December 2022.
Vietnamese electric car manufacturer VinFast has delivered the first batch of 100 VF 8 all-electric SUVs to customers who made the earliest reservations in Vietnam. The delivery event was held at VinFast’s manufacturing complex in Hai Phong. The company is now readying to enter the the US, Canada, and Europe.
After these initial deliveries in Vietnam, VinFast plans to export the next batch of approximately 5,000 VF 8s headed to the US, Canada, and Europe from November. The first international customers are expected to receive their vehicles as early as December 2022.
Speaking at the event on September 11, Madam Le Thi Thu Thuy, vice-chairwoman of Vingroup and Global CEO of VinFast – said: "Today's event marks a turning point for Vietnam's auto industry. In this historic moment, we are extremely happy to deliver the first batch of VF 8 all-electric vehicles to our pioneering customers in Vietnam. And very soon, the enthusiasm will be realized by more than 65,000 pioneering customers worldwide."
The VinFast VF 8, an electric SUV made for global markets with a 5-seat configuration, is equipped with ADAS, a series of advanced automated driving features that includes Highway Assist, Automated Lane Changing Assist, Smart Parking Assist, Smart Summon Mode, and Remote Parking Assist. In addition, the VF 8 is equipped with the ‘Smart Services’ package, along with features for controlling and interacting with the vehicle through voice, remote vehicle control which can be accessed via the VinFast app. The package also includes other impressive high-quality user experiences, such as online shopping, and video games that synchronise with your phone.
The VinFast VF 8 has two versions – Eco and Plus. The VF 8 Eco version is equipped with a 260 kW-maximum-power electric motor reaching a maximum torque of 500Nm (approximately 369 ft-lbs) that sustains a range of up to 260 miles after each full charge (WLTP). The VF 8 Plus version is equipped with a 300 kW-maximum-power electric motor reaching a maximum torque of 620Nm (approximately 457 ft-lbs) with a range of up to 248 miles per each full charge (WLTP).
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