Written by Daniel Andzhurov – January 25, 2022
Reviewed by Asaf Kedem
Vietnam's new carmaker VinFast has unveiled a total of five new models. It is looking for a place to build a factory in Germany.
VINGGROUP is one of the largest industrial conglomerates in Southeast Asia. VinFast is the automotive division that also manufactured ICEs (Internal Combustion Engines) with BMW equipment. Now it is all over. VinFast becomes an electric car brand – and it is going to Germany. At the CES (Consumer Electronics Show), five models were presented: ranging from a mini-SUV to a family van. The Vietnamese carmaker even announced prices for the two larger models.
The SUV VF8 will start from €36,133 – and the big van VF9 from €49,280. The sensational ten-year warranty is also available! (Up to a mileage of 200,000 kilometers.) Regarding the technical data of their models, VinFast is still showing restraint, but they have announced that they are looking for a place to build a plant in Germany.
The market launch of the VF8 and VF9 is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2022, while the VF5, VF6, and VF7 will follow in 2023. That will make VinFast one of the first companies to cancel ICE production and become an all-electric car brand before the end of 2022.
Auto Trendy’s take:
VinFast is a 3-year-old start-up, and their achievements are noticeable. It is also worth mentioning the support and expertise which they have received from big OEMs such as BMW and Opel. We, at Auto Trendy, think that the rapid development of technologies makes the perfect environment for new companies to come and grow. However, we witnessed the experience of OEMs being incredibly helpful to start-ups and we are betting that this kind of collaboration is a new automotive trend to be changing the industry for good. We are ready to see more coming from it!