The first batch of 999 VF 8 has been exported to the United States. This consignment was transported by the Silver Queen, a Panamanian charter ship, and is expected to arrive at a California (USA) port about 20 days after deportation from the MPC port in Hai Phong, Vietnam. The first VinFast customers in the US can expect their cars by the end of December 2022.
This international export is the first batch of 65,000 global orders already placed for VinFast’s VF 8 and VF 9. After this first batch of cars for the US market, VinFast will continue to export more batches of VF 8s to Canada and Europe for customer deliveries in early 2023.
The first VF 9 models will be delivered to customers in Vietnam and international markets in the first quarter of 2023.
In the ceremony, Mr. Nguyen Viet Quang, Vice President and CEO of Vingroup, said: “The export of the first 999 VF 8 is an important event for VinFast and Vingroup and a proud historical milestone for the Vietnamese automotive industry. He claims that Vietnam has successfully produced electric vehicles with high quality standards that are ready to compete in the international market. We hope that when VinFast’s smart electric vehicles hit the streets around the world, they will help promote the image of a new, dynamic and progressive Vietnam to the global audience.”
With luxurious design, integrated advanced smart technologies, affordable pricing and best-in-class after-sales policies, the VF 8 and VF 9 are VinFast’s premium electric SUV models in the D and E segments.
In addition to individual customers, VinFast has also received exceptional attention from fleet companies. At the 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show, November 17-28, 2022, VinFast announced a new order signed with Autonomy, the largest auto subscription services firm in the US.
In addition to the VF 8 and VF 9, VinFast’s line of smart electric vehicles comprises the VF 5, VF 6 and VF 7 in segments A, B and C, respectively. VinFast is expected to start booking VF 5, VF 6 and VF 7 soon to meet the diverse needs of global customers.
The export of the first batch of Vietnamese-made VF 8 units has ushered in a new era for the country’s automotive industry. In addition to affirming Vietnam’s capability, the top export actualizes the country’s passion for mastering auto production held for many generations and contributes to elevating the country’s position on the world stage.
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About VF 8
The VinFast VF 8 is a 5-seater electric SUV in the D segment with overall dimensions of length, width and height of 4,750 mm x 1,934 mm x 1,667 mm, respectively. The vehicles are equipped with an Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), which includes a number of advanced features that will be added and updated regularly, such as Roadside Assistance, Automatic Lane Change Assist, Intelligent Parking Assist, Parking Mode, smart call, remote parking assistance and many more. plus. In addition, a suite of smart services with in-car utility and entertainment functions, such as vehicle voice control, remote vehicle management via VinFast app, online shopping, in-car screen video games that sync passenger phones and much more to provide an immersive experience for users.
The VF 8 has two versions, Eco and Plus. The VF 8 Eco version is equipped with an electric motor with a maximum power of 260kW, a maximum torque of 500Nm and a battery with an estimated target autonomy at full charge of 420 km (WLTP standard). The VF 8 Plus version is equipped with an electric motor with a maximum power of 300kW, a maximum torque of 620Nm and a battery with an estimated autonomy on full charge of 400 km (WLTP standard). The absolute advantage of an electric motor over an internal combustion engine is its ability to instantly reach maximum torque, which helps the VinFast VF 8 to accelerate impressively, run smoothly and provide a completely different driving experience.
VinFast, a member of Vingroup, was conceived to fuel the movement for the global smart electric vehicle revolution. Established in 2017, VinFast owns a world-leading scalability, state-of-the-art automotive manufacturing complex with up to 90% automation in Hai Phong, Vietnam. Strongly committed to the mission of a sustainable future for all, VinFast constantly innovates to deliver high-quality products, advanced smart services, seamless customer experiences, and a pricing strategy for all to inspire global customers to co-create a future of smart mobility and a sustainable environment. planet. Learn more at: https://vinfastauto.com.
Established in 1993, Vingroup is one of the leading private conglomerates in the region, with a total capitalization of $35 billion USD from three publicly traded companies (as of November 4, 2021). Vingroup currently focuses on three main areas: Technology and Industry, Services and Social Enterprise. Learn more at: https://www.vingroup.net/en.