Ambitious Vietnamese automaker VinFast four of its five SUV and crossover models were unveiled at this year’s Paris Motor Show, and it’s gearing up to challenge established European brands on their home turf.

Between the VF 5, 6, 7 and 8 EVs, VinFast covers segments B to E, while the smaller VF 5, which is not in Paris, extends the company’s reach all the way to segment A. This means that legacy brands like Volkswagen , which only has a couple of EVs of various sizes, VinFast really needs to be taken seriously.

The VF 8 and VF 9, the brand’s first production cars, were designed by Pininfarina, while the VF 6 and VF 7, due in 2023, were co-designed by VinFast and Torino Design (and look much better, in our opinion). But each model has a distinctive wing-shaped LED lighting motif that makes them instantly recognizable as belonging to the same family.

VinFast first unveiled its family of electric vehicles at CES 2022 back in January, and the VF 8 and VF 9 are already available for order with delivery later this year. Buyers have the choice of buying the car outright or paying a lower price and adding a monthly fee battery subscription fee.

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$42,200 ($57,000 with battery) VF 8 comes with a Power unit with a capacity of 402 hp. (408 hp), which accelerates it to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 5.3 seconds, and has enough power for an all-electric range of 292 miles (471 km). The larger, seven-seat flagship VF 9 is priced at $57,500/$76,000, has the same power output but a heavier body that increases the range to 369 miles (594 km) and a 60 mph time of 6.3 seconds .

But what about the smaller VF 6 and VF 7 cars you see here? We’d love to tell you more about them, but despite the cars supposedly making their European debut at the Paris Motor Show and a 2023 on-sale date fast approaching, VinFast doesn’t seem to have any technical information available either for one of the cars we could find.

It can be said that the beautiful exterior and minimalist interior design are sure to attract attention. The cockpit of the FV 7 (shown above) is dominated by a large central touchscreen that is slightly angled towards the driver, but it’s nice to see that VinFast has installed some handy hardware keys for basic functions further up the console. We also know that the company plans to build the cars in North Carolina, and its range will come with an impressive 10-year follow-on service package.

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