Vietnam’s luxury automobile maker Vinfast has seen a surge in demand for its VF8 and VF9 electric SUVs from a US-based car subscription service.
Vinfast, a subsidiary of Vingroup that launched in 2019, is looking to expand into the American and European markets. The VF8 and VF9 SUVs are the company’s entry point into the market, and they’ve already amassed nearly 65,000 reservations around the world. By 2026, they hope to sell 750,000 EVs annually.
Dual electric motors power the VF8, a two-row, five-seat SUV designed by Pininfarina. The Eco trim produces 348 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, while the Plus trim boosts those figures to 402 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque. Comparatively, the VF9 has a dual electric motor power train that generates 402 horsepower and 457 lb-ft of torque, allowing it to sprint from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in less than 6.3 seconds.