The VinFast VF6 is the smallest vehicle from the Vietnam-based automaker. About the size of the Kia Niro EV, the battery-electric VF6’s striking V-shaped LED “eyebrows” and a range of bright exterior colors hope to liven up the compact electric SUV segment. The VF6 is offered exclusively with a single electric motor driving the front wheels, producing a claimed 174 horsepower in basic Eco mode. Opt for the Plus model and its larger capacity battery pack and the VF6’s output jumps to 201 horsepower. VinFast is still tight-lipped about details on charging time and maximum driving distance. That said, if the larger VF8 and VF9 electric SUVs are any indication, then it’s possible that the VF6 will travel up to 230 miles on a full charge.
What’s new for 2024?
The VinFast VF6 is completely new. It is expected to go into production by the end of 2023.
Prices and which one to buy
Given the limited information currently available, we are unable to provide a trim recommendation for the VF6. Nevertheless, the small VinFast SUV promises to shake up the traditional EV ownership experience. Like VinFast’s other models, the VF6 is expected to offer buyers the option of a monthly battery subscription that is separate from the model’s base price.
EV motor, power and performance
Each VF6 should use a single electric motor that drives the front wheels. VinFast claims the base Eco model’s motor will produce 174 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The more expensive Plus trim, meanwhile, packs 201 horsepower and 228 pound-feet of torque. Details related to the VF6’s battery capacity and general performance remain under scrutiny.
Interior, comfort and cargo
Debuting at the 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show, the VF6 featured a tastefully designed interior with brass-colored trim and door handles complemented by perforated faux leather. We assume this vehicle represents the VF6 at its finest and are curious to see what the interior of a base model looks like. Like other vehicles in the segment, the VF6 seats five.
Infotainment and connectivity
The VF6 features a lone, center-mounted touchscreen display reminiscent of the setup in the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y. Unlike those Tesla models, however, the VF6 complements its large infotainment screen with a heads-up display that displays relevant information. directly into the driver’s screen projecting line of sight. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available, while a voice-activated navigation system is standard.
As more information becomes available, we will update this story with more details on:
- Range, charging and battery life (EVs only, otherwise delete this section)
- Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG (or MPGe)
- Safety and Driver Assistance Features
- Warranty and Maintenance Cover