Vietnamese car manufacturer VinFast has brought four electric vehicles to the Los Angeles Auto Show that it plans to sell in the United States.
The company has already opened pre-orders of the VF 8 and VF 9 in the U.S. and in LA, has also showcased the subcompact VF 6 and compact VF 7. These vehicles cover the B, C, D, and E segments, representing roughly the subcompact to midsize segments in the U.S.
While VinFast has not yet announced full specifications for VF 6 and VF 7 models that will be sold locally, it says that those attending the LA Auto Show will be able to “directly experience the integrated smart technology and the detailed designs of two models, VF 6 and VF 7.” In addition to being able to see these two models on static display, attendees will have the opportunity to experience a VF 8 at the test track area during the event.
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More than 65,000 reservations have been placed for the VF 8 and VF 9 around the world, although it is not clear how many of these have been made in the U.S. What we do know is that VinFast will adopt an intriguing sales model in the U.S. where the VF 8 can be purchased from $42,200 without the battery while the battery is leased for a monthly fee of $35. Similarly, the VF 9 starts at $57,500 without the battery plus a $44 monthly fee for the battery.
Auto News reports that the carmaker received some pushback against this sales model and that it will also sell the VF 8 for $57,000 with the battery and the VF 9 for $76,000 with the battery.
U.S. pricing for the VF 6 and VF 7 has not been announced. However, the duo will be more expensive than originally planned as VinFast is no longer eligible for the $7,500 federal tax credit following the implementation of President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act.