September 21, 2023


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Vinfast claims 330-mile EPA vary for three-row VF 9

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Vinfast introduced Monday that no less than one of many variations of its upcoming three-row electrical SUV, due for U.S. deliveries later this fall, will obtain a 330-mile EPA vary.

That’s increased than the 300 miles anticipated for some single-motor variations of the upcoming Kia EV9. It additionally seems to tackle the Rivian R1S, which earns as much as 352 miles with its center of three battery choices, referred to as Giant Pack. Vinfast hasn’t made point out of off-road functionality constructed into the VF 9, nevertheless.

The VF 9 additionally gained revised pricing for the U.S. market. The Eco mannequin prices $83,000, and the Plus, which the corporate claims is nice for a 291-mile EPA vary score, begins at $91,000. 

These costs are an amazing hike versus these introduced in April 2022—$56,000 with the bigger battery, as rated right here, or $61,000 in VF 9 Plus kind. That’s as a result of at the moment the corporate was betting on a novel mannequin revolving round a battery subscription.

Vinfast VF 9

Vinfast VF 9

Primarily based on earlier specs verified with Vinfast, and people posted on Vinfast’s client website, the VF 9 seems to have achieved that with the 123-kwh battery pack. The corporate claims a 10-70% DC fast-charging session in 35 minutes.

Vinfast’s claimed vary rankings haven’t but been posted by the EPA.

The VF 9 has dual-motor all-wheel drive, with a single electrical motor offering 402 hp and 457 lb-ft of torque. Vinfast touts the VF 9’s superior driver-assistance options and sensible companies throughout the automobile, noting that they’re “repeatedly up to date.”

2023 Vinfast VF 8 City Edition

2023 Vinfast VF 8 Metropolis Version

Vinfast has come a great distance with its merchandise, in a short time. An early preview of a Vinfast VF 8 prototype final 12 months instructed that the corporate had extra growth but to go in a automobile that was being referred to as a final-stage prototype. In a evaluate of the Vinfast VF 8 in manufacturing kind in Might, Inexperienced Automobile Studies discovered this electrical crossover to be riddled with points, with high quality management everywhere in the map and numerous niggles with the driver-assistance options—though the interface itself was a excessive level of the expertise. 

The VF 9 will initially be exported to the U.S. market, nevertheless it’s one of many fashions the corporate plans to construct in North Carolina beginning in 2024, with a focused 150,000 automobiles for 12 months due from the plant.

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