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2023 VinFast VF 6 Preview Model Info & Release Date

2023 VinFast VF 6

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More models will continue to join the VinFast lineup in the US, and one of the next ones poised to do so is the 2023 VF 6. The VF 6 will serve as the entry-level offering in the Vietnamese startup’s lineup. We’re still awaiting an official press release from VinFast, but here’s what we know about it so far.

The compact VF 6 sports a bold design that makes it stand out from the other larger models in the VinFast lineup. An LED light bar graces an almost Renault-esque front end and the rear of the car is accented by a floating roof. The VF 6 squat shape and plastic wheel arches make it somewhat reminiscent of a Chevy Trax or Hyundai Kona in profile.

The VF 6’s cabin employs a minimalistic design akin to that of a Tesla. The dash is dominated by a 12.9” infotainment screen, which comes standard with navigation and a virtual assistant. The VF 6 also features a head-up display, and wireless smartphone connectivity is optional.

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According to InsideEVs, both VF 6 trims will be offered in a single-motor front-wheel drive configuration. The base Eco trim develops 174 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque, while the Plus trim sees those figures increase to 201 hp and 228 lb-ft. Both models utilize a 59.6 kWh battery that offers an expected range of 248 miles in the Eco and 237 in the Plus.

Both VF 6 trims come with an array of safety and driver assistance features as standard, including adaptive cruise control, adaptive lane keep assist, lane centering assist, and highway assist. The VF 6 is over-the-air update capable as well.

VinFast hasn’t announced pricing or a release date for the 2023 VF 6 yet, but we expect it to start around $35,000 and for it to go on sale later this year.

The 2023 VinFast VF 6 will compete with the Kia Niro, Hyundai Kona Electric, Nissan Ariya, and Volkswagen ID.4.

Pictured: 2023 VinFast VF 6

Source: InsideEVs

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