The VinFast VF 7 was launched with 349 horsepower and a range of up to 268 miles
Deliveries of the VF 7 are scheduled to begin in Vietnam early next year, and the electric vehicle will eventually be offered in the United States.
21 November 2023 at 16:01
VinFast continues to expand its electric vehicle lineup as the company launches the VF 7 in Vietnam.
Since we have already seen the crossover on numerous occasions, we will simply notice that the model features a sleek design and a bird-wing-shaped LED light strip at the front. They come with flush-mounted door handles, a “pinched” rear pillar, and alloy wheels up to 20 inches in size.
In terms of size, the VF 7 is 178.9 inches (4,545 mm) long and has a wheelbase that spans 111.8 inches (2,840 mm). To put those numbers in perspective, the crossover is 1.5 inches (38 mm) longer than the BMW X1 and has a 5.8 inches (147 mm) longer wheelbase.
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The interior has a minimalist design where there’s not much besides the 12.9-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. However, the crossover sports “vegan leather” seats, a head-up display, and a distinctive shifter. The Plus model goes further with a two-tone design and a panoramic glass roof.
The entry-level VF 7 has a 59.6 kWh battery pack that powers an electric motor with 174 PS (130 kW / 177 hp) and 184 lb-ft (250 Nm) of torque. The city-focused version will enable a WLTP range of up to 375 km (233 miles).
Upgrading to the VF 7 Plus rewards dual-motor all-wheel drive buyers with up to 349 PS (260 kW / 354 hp) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque. Customers will also find a larger 75.3 kWh battery pack, increasing the WLTP range to 431 km (268 miles). Furthermore, the dash to 62 mph (100 km/h) takes 5.8 seconds.
On the safety front, VinFast said buyers will find adaptive cruise control, blind spot detection, automatic emergency braking, and a forward collision warning system. They are joined by a rear cross-traffic alert system, lane departure warning, and a surround-view camera system.
In Vietnam, the price starts at 999 million dong ($41,383) and rises to 1.199 billion dong ($49,669) for the Plus model. However, customers can get a discount by renting the battery separately.
VinFast will start accepting reservations on December 2 and Vietnamese deliveries are scheduled to begin in early 2024. The crossover will eventually be offered in additional markets including the US.