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VinFast Expands Dealer Network in the US, Wants To Have Hundreds of Them

They have come all the way from Vietnam to conquer the American car market, and they believe they’ve got just the right strategy for it. VinFast announced they plan to extend their dealer network in the US.
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The Vietnamese company has already received more than 70 dealer applications. If they are all approved, VinFast is going to start delivering the models they build through 125 points of sales nationwide. They are also planning to have hundreds of such sales points by the end of 2024, including their current showrooms.

VinFast is already selling four models in the United States, all of them with electric powertrains. The lineup starts with the V6 subcompact SUV available in two variants: the VF 6 Eco with 174 horsepower and 184 lb-ft and a range of 248 miles, while the VF 6 Plus gets 201 horsepower, 228 lb-ft of torque and a range of 237 miles. They both sport a small 59.6 kWh battery pack.

The VF 7 SUV gets 201 horsepower and 228 lb-ft in the Eco variant and 348 horsepower and 368 lb-ft in the Plus one. They are both equipped with the same 75.3 kWh battery pack, which is enough for a range of 280 miles for the Eco and 268 miles in the Plus.

Upper in the range, there is the VF 8. Both trim levels are powered by a dual-motor setup that generates 349 horsepower in the Eco and 402 horsepower in the Plus. The 87.7 kWh battery pack provides them with a range of 264 miles and 243 miles, respectively.

Meanwhile, the VF 9 is a seven-seat SUV that starts at $83,000 in the Eco variant. The two electric motors deliver 402 horsepower, while a larger battery pack, with a capacity of 123 kWh, stores enough energy for a drive of up to 330 miles. The Plus variant gets just as much horsepower, the same battery pack, and 291 miles of range. But the extra equipment justifies the price gap. The VF 9 Plus starts at $91,000.

A ten-year or 125,000-mile warranty for the vehicle and ten-year unlimited mileage warranty for the battery are part of the aftersales plan.

The VinFast’s Parts Distribution Centers can fulfill orders from all regional markets, including the United States, and will support requests coming from dealers.

In an attempt to attract as many customers as possible, VinFast is going to take the Pop-up Mobile Test Drives across Austin, Texas, and other cities and allow everyone interested to see what the VinFast EVs are actually about. The CEO of the company says they are trying to make EVs accessible to everyone.

The presence of dealers on American territory will shorten waiting times and will help the company to meet the demands and needs of the US customers. Furthermore, VinFast is planning to sell cars in up to 50 global markets by the end of 2024.
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