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VinFast VF 9, an ambitious electric SUV of Vietnamese origin, caught testing in Spain forocars

The young Vietnamese brand VinFast, created just 5 years ago by the powerful VinGroup conglomerate, will officially enter the European market throughout the month of December. in present, The company collects over 65,000 orders for its electrical range globallyThat is why it is planning to build a second plant in North Carolina (USA) to meet the demand.

The VinFast offer will initially include five electric SUVs: VF 5 (Segment A), VF 6 (Segment B), VF 7 (Segment C), VF 8 (Segment D) and VF 9 (Segment E). The first to arrive on the Old Continent will be the last two, who will have to compete against the Tesla Model Y and Model X, respectively.

VinFast is already testing its models on European soil, as the spy photos accompanying this article demonstrate, devoid of camouflage with a VF 9 starring temporary registration. The unit in question has been spotted in the province of Barcelona. Although it is not visible in the images, the VF 8 is also being tested on the roads of our country.

The VinFast VF 8 will be sold in two versions, both with all-wheel drive: Eco (354 CV -260 kW- and 600 Nm) and Plus (408 CV -300 kW- and 620 Nm). An access model will be added later with a single 204 hp (150 kW) engine. Both the Echo and the Plus can be paired with two battery packs, one with 82 kWh capacity and the other with 87.7 kWh.

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Winfast VF 9

VinFast will first arrive in Germany, France and the Netherlands

In Germany, the 82 kWh Eco (420 km WLTP) will cost €43,600, the 87.7 kWh Eco (471 km WLTP) €43,900, the 82 kWh Plus (400 km WLTP) €50,500 and the Plus 87.7 kWh (447 km WLTP) €50,800. Noting that the firm will operate only in Germany, France and the Netherlands in the first phase of its European expansion, His rates for Spain are still unknown,

The VF 9, for its part, will be available with six and seven seats. It will mount the most powerful VF 8 drivetrain (408 hp, 620 Nm, all-wheel drive).However, it will be available in Eco and Plus versions. In this case, the battery capacity will be 92 and 123 kWh. The German market will cost €58,200 for the 92 kWh Eco (447 km WLTP), €58,650 for the 123 kWh Eco (594 km WLTP), €63,150 for the 92 kWh Plus (438 km WLTP) and €63,150 for the 123 kWh Plus (580 km WLTP). ) 63,600 Euro.

These prices do not include battery rental, which is available in two forms: fixed (unlimited kilometers for a monthly fee of 120 Euro in VF 8 and 150 Euro in VF 9) and flexible (Targeted for customers who travel less than 500 km per month). The rent will cover the maintenance and repair of the pack (if its capacity drops below 70% it will be replaced). The purchase of batteries will be allowed from 2024.

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