The brand-new 2021 VinFast EV is in the works, according to the latest reports. It is an all-electric SUV that will go on sale in the United States. Yes, you read that correctly. You must remember VinFast manufacturer. It is an automaker that promised electric SUV a couple of years ago. And it’s happening.
Moreover, VinFast is known for its rebuilding of the BMW 5 Series and X5 SUVs. The new electric model will debut this November at the Los Angeles Auto Show. We can expect its arrival in the first quarter of 2021. Some details are already available, so we are bringing to you everything we know about the arriving all-electric SUV.
2021 VinFast EV Looks Compact
The upcoming 2021 VinFast EV has been spied recently. The brand’s first EV showed its first prototype in Hanoi. However, heavy camouflage didn’t reveal that much. As the BMW X5-based VinFast Lux model, new electric SUV comes with the split headlights and almost the same glasshouse. Its design is inspired by Pininfarina, like most of the VinFast vehicles. As for the SUV’s size, it will be a smaller model than the C-segment.
That will place new VinFast EV in the segment with Hyundai Kona Electric. And just like Hyundai, the forthcoming EV will also feature a gasoline-powered variant, and it will ride on one of the BMW engines. Unfortunately, we can’t predict what hides beneath the camouflage. More details will become available before vehicle’s debut in November.
As we said, the company’s first EV is designed by Italian design house Pininfarina. The 2021 VinFast EV is the product of a joint venture, and it will provide up to 310 miles of all-electric driving range. A lithium-ion battery pack that already powers brand’s electric vehicles such as scooters is in the offer.
According to various reports, the most powerful variant will produce 402 horsepower and the e-AWD system will be optional. However, more precise details like transmission and additional mechanics specifics should be soon available to the public.
2021 VinFast EV Release Date
In the first quarter of the year, VinFast sold slightly over 5,000 vehicles in its home market. That is more than Ford, Mazda or Mitsubishi managed to sell. The all-new 2021 VinFast EV will surely catch a lot of interests, once it arrives. However, the ultimate goal is to sell its new SUV in the United States. According to various reports, VinFast will debut this November at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The COVID-19 outbreak could reschedule this Auto Show, so a new brand’s model could be previewed at the beginning of 2021.
If that truly happens, then new VinFast EV will go on sale next July. The manufacturer invested around $2 billion to make sure its vehicles will become available in the United States. Beside new all-electric SUV, VinFast offers LUX A 2.0 sedan and the Fadil model, which is rebadged Opel Karl version. Name and price are not available yet, unfortunately. However, LUX SA 2.0 is a company’s SUV that already exists so new all-electric variant could wear a similar name.