Vinfast brings details of the VF6 and VF7 models – L’annuel de l’automobile
With the VF8 starting to ship in Canada, Vinfast has provided more details on the upcoming models, the VF6 and VF7.
Compact and electric
Both are electric SUVs offered in Eco and Plus trim levels. The VF6 will have a maximum range of 399 kilometers (WLTP), and the VF7 will have a maximum range of 450 kilometers (WLTP).
The VF6 is slightly shorter and slightly wider than the Chevrolet Bolt EUV. This model will be equipped with a 59.6 kWh battery that will enable it to have a range of up to 399 kilometers in the Eco version and 381 kilometers in the Plus version. This difference is due to wheel size and power level as the Eco has 17-inch wheels and 174 horsepower, while the Plus has 19-inch wheels and 201 horsepower. The model will have front-wheel drive only.
Larger in size, this model falls between the Volvo XC40 Recharge and the Toyota bZ4X in terms of length, while being wider than both. The VF7 Eco will offer the same engine as the VF6 Plus with 201 horsepower. By moving to the Plus version, we will add a second engine that will provide all-wheel drive and 348 horsepower. Despite its added weight and power, the VF7 will offer a longer range than the VF6 thanks to a larger 75.6 kWh battery that allows it to travel up to 450 kilometers or 431 kilometers on a single charge for the Eco and Eco versions.
No release date yet
Both electric SUVs will feature advanced driver assistance technologies such as Highway Assist, semi-autonomous level 2, Lane Center Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control, standard on both their levels. VinFast also states that the VF6 and VF7 Eco will be equipped with a 12.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system that will include a virtual assistant. The VF7 Plus will benefit from a 15-inch screen instead.
The company says that pre-orders for both models will open in March of this year, but did not give a timeline for the expected start of deliveries to customers.
With information from Motor Illustrated
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