Vinfast shows e35 and e36 electric SUVs at Los Angeles Auto Show

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As previously reported, Vinfast plans to launch two electric SUVs on the European market next year bring. The Vietnamese manufacturer will now be showing the same two models from 19 to 28.

November at the Los Angeles Auto Show, according to an article from Reuters.

The two models VF e35 and VF e36 are the same as those intended for Europe. In the USA, you should be able to pre-order them in the first half of 2022, and delivery should follow at the end of the year, Vinfast boss Michael Lohscheller wrote to Reuters.

"It's early to make sales predictions, but VinFast will be unveiling two of our newest EV models, the VF e35 and VF e36, at the 2021 Auto Show in Los Angeles this November, marking our official launch in the US." (Michael Lohscheller)

The delivery of the first vehicles on the home market of Vietnam should start this December, according to the Vinfast boss. Lohscheller was still Opel boss until this summer, but then switched to Vinfast due to disagreements with the Stellantis management.

Vinfast was founded in 2017. The brand belongs to the Vingroup group, which grew as a manufacturer of instant noodles in Ukraine. The Group's fields of activity now range from real estate business to smartphones and cars.

In 2018, just one year after it was founded, Vinfast showed a sedan and an SUV at the Paris Motor Show. The cars owed the chic bodies to the Italian designer house Pininfarina, while the internal combustion technology came from BMW.

In January 2021, Vinfast then presented three electric SUVs for the C, D and E segments, i.e. for the compact class, middle class and upper middle class. The larger two are now actually on the market with us as the VF e35 and VF e36, as announced by Vinfast in July.

Picture gallery: VinFast VF e35

Vinfast shows e35 and e36 electric SUVs at Los Angeles Auto Show-electric

Vinfast does not want to announce the exact dates for the two models until the fair in Los Angeles, but there are already rumors on the Internet. According to this, the e35 with a length of 4.75 meters and a wheelbase of 2.95 meters is a competitor to the BMW iX3. Two electric motors with a total of 300 kW are to provide the drive, the 90 kWh battery enables 500 kilometers with one charge.

Picture gallery: VinFast VF e36

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The second model, the VF e36, is 5.21 meters and 3.15 meters in wheelbase, larger than a BMW iX and has seven seats. The e36 gets the same all-wheel drive as the e35, but a 106 kWh battery for a range of 550 km.

According to Reuters, the vehicles are to be offered with battery leasing, which means that you don't have to buy the battery, but pay a monthly rate for it. The cars are produced in Vietnam, but according to Lohscheller they want the possibility of a production plant in the USA "keep an eye on ". Vinfast is also aiming for an IPO in the USA. The exact time has not yet been determined, according to Lohscheller.

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Vinfast plans to sell 15,000 electric cars worldwide in 2022. Because of the lack of chips, the manufacturer lowered its sales expectations dramatically compared to the original target of 56,000 vehicles.

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