VinFast releases specs for VF 6 and VF 7 electric cars
Vietnam’s electric car manufacturer VinFast is lining up its next two models, following the VF 8 and VF 9. At CES, VinFast specified the VF 6 and VF 7, their new B and C segment electric cars. Vinfast expects to open reservations this coming March.
The Vinfast V6 and V7 are electric crossovers that the company reportedly unveiled as design studies a year ago at CES 2022. The market launch had initially focused on the two large models, VF 8 and VF 9; now, the next two series EV will follow.
First, the VF 6: At 4.29 meters, the model is about as long as a VW ID.3 – with a width of 1.82 meters and a height of 1.59 meters; these dimensions also correspond to the VW compact electric car except for a few centimetres. The wheelbase is 2.73 meters. The battery is stated at 59.6 kWh, but it is not specified whether this is a gross or net value.
Like the two well-known models, the VF 6 is available in two variants, called Eco and Plus. In the VF 6 Eco, a 130 kW e-motor with a maximum of 250 Nm torque drives the front wheels, making 399 kilometres possible, according to WLTP. At least, that is the target value communicated by the company. The VF 6 Plus is slightly more potent, with 150 kW and 310 Nm, but it can only cover 381 kilometres. Another difference: The base model is on 17-inch wheels and the Plus on 19-inch wheels. Prices are not yet known.
The VF 7 also differentiates between Eco and Plus. But first, the body is 4.55 meters long with a wheelbase of 2.84 meters, 1.89 meters wide, and 1.64 meters high – so it is easily comparable with a VW ID.4. The battery in both VF7 variants has a capacity of 75.3 kWh.
However, the difference between the Eco and Plus powertrains is more significant than in the VF 6: The engine in the VF 7 Eco is the same as in the VF 6 Plus, so it is the 150 kW front-wheel drive with 310 Nm and in this case, a WLTP range of 450 kilometres. 19-inch rims are standard here. The VF 7 Plus, on the other hand, has an electric all-wheel drive with two motors, and power and torque are correspondingly higher at 260 kW and 500 Nm. The range of 431 kilometres is just below that of the FWD model. Here, 20-inch rims are mounted ex-works, and 21-inch rims are optionally available. But here, too, no prices are known yet.
Inside, both series rely on a 12.9-inch touchscreen (the exception is the VF 7 Plus with 15 inches), and they also have a Level 2 highway driving assistant and the ability for OTA updates. Although there is already quite detailed technical data, Vinfast does not provide any information about the installed charging systems.
” VinFast always strives to bring diverse vehicle options to meet the demands of most customers while pushing the transition from ICE to all-electric vehicles,” said Le Thi Thu Thuy, vice chairwoman of Vingroup and CEO of VinFast. “I believe that these models will resonate well with young customers who are passionate about technology and exhilarating driving experiences.”
With reporting by Sebastian Schaal.
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