As the 6th electric car model launched by VinFast, VF 7 adds another piece to the puzzle for the Vietnamese automaker to complete its product range, covering segments A to E. Belonging to the C-SUV group that is very “hot” in Vietnam. , VF 7 is expected to give customers more choices, helping VinFast increase sales, even though there are many competitors.
Designed in the language of “Asymmetric Aerospace” by Torino Design (Italy), VF 7 has typical lines on VinFast cars such as bird-wing shaped front and rear lights. The new car has a unique personality with a coupe-style roof that sweeps back.
The car is 4,545mm long, 1,890mm wide and 1,636mm high, these parameters are somewhat similar to the Mazda CX-5. However, the VF 7 has a wheelbase of up to 2,840 mm (more than some D-SUV models), while the Mazda CX-5 or Honda CR-V is 2,700mm. The ground clearance on the VinFast model is 190 mm.
VF 7 was released in Base and Plus versions, with many differences. The standard version is equipped with 19-inch wheels, an electric motor on the front axle for a maximum capacity of 130kW (about 174 horsepower) and maximum torque of 250Nm. The car reaches a maximum speed of 150km/h and takes about 10-11 seconds to accelerate from 0-100km/h. The distance traveled on a full battery charge is 375km.
The Plus version uses 20-inch wheels, equipped with 2 electric motors with twice the power and torque parameters of the Base version. Full-time 2-wheel drive, maximum speed is increased to 175km/h and acceleration time from 0-100km/h is reduced to 5.8 seconds. The battery pack is larger (75.3kWh compared to 59.6kWh), so the VF 7 Plus can travel 431km after each full charge.
VF 7 is equipped with 8 airbags and active safety systems such as anti-lock brakes (ABS), electronic brake force distribution (EBD), emergency brake assist (BA), electronic stability control (ESC). , traction control (TCS), hill start assist (HSA), anti-rollover (ROM)…
The Plus version is equipped with an advanced driver assistance system ADAS with 11 basic features and 15 advanced features. At the time of delivery, VF 7 will be available with basic ADAS features such as adaptive cruise monitoring, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, rear cross-traffic warning, blind spot warning. , door opening warning, front automatic emergency braking, 360-degree camera system…
Other features such as traffic support in traffic jams, highway driving support, remote parking support… will be updated remotely by VinFast for free in 2024.
VinFast VF 7 Base version costs 850 million VND (excluding battery) and 999 million VND (including battery); The Plus version costs 999 million VND (excluding battery) and 1,199 billion VND (including battery).
In terms of price, VF 7 (battery rental) is more expensive than the starting version of Mazda CX-5 (749 million VND) or Hyundai Tucson (769 million VND). But based on rolling prices from 2024, the price difference between these products will narrow significantly, as electric cars are still free of registration fees, while gasoline/diesel cars are reduced to 10-12%.
The company applies a battery rental package of 2.9 million VND/month for a maximum travel distance of 3,000km/month, and 4.8 million VND/month if traveling more than 3,000km. The battery rental deposit is 41 million VND, which will be refunded to the customer when the customer stops the battery rental contract, returns the battery to VinFast or transfers the vehicle and battery to someone else.
VinFast will accept deposits for VF 7 cars from 12:00 on December 2. With a deposit of 50 million VND that cannot be refunded or canceled, pioneering customers who deposit VF 7 before 24:00 on December 30 will receive a discount of 30 million VND on the selling price and one year of free battery charging at a public charging station. add. Customers transferring deposits will not receive incentives.
It is expected that the first commercial VF 7s will be handed over to customers by VinFast before the Lunar New Year.