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VinFast electric SUV coming to India in April 2024?

Written by Kanad Kalasur

VinFast Auto is looking to launch its first EV offering for India in April 2024. The Vietnamese EV manufacturer initially plans to launch the VF e34 via the completely built unit (CBU) route. The company will then follow up with 1-2 other offerings.

VinFast e34 : More Details

The e-34 crossover SUV is the smallest offering of the company. This car gets headlamps positioned in the bumper with LED DRLs at the top.

On the inside, the car gets a vertically oriented touchscreen display, along with a dark interior theme.
In Vietnam, bookings for the car opened in march 2021 with the first lot of 100 cars delivered by November 2021. The carmaker says they have around 25,000 bookings in queue currently.

The car is priced from US$ 35,000 though some pre-order customers got the car for US$ 25,600 with a 12-month complementary battery subscription.

The car also gets connected car features like emote software update, vehicle issue diagnosis and warning, remote customer support, itinerary planning, and a charging station location guide.

Powertrain of the VinFast e34

The VF e34 comes with a 148 HP and 242 Nm electric motor. It powers the front wheels and the company claims a 300 km range on a full charge thanks to the 42 kWh battery pack.

VinFast is offering a 10-year warranty on the car. Interestingly, the company also offers a battery subscription model with plans as low as 500 km per month. Under this, the carmaker will replace the battery if it falls below 70 percent of its claimed range.

VinFast Auto Plans for India

According to a media report, the company expects to launch VF6 and VF7 electric SUVs along with a sedan at a later date. Further, the aforementioned models are likely to be locally assembled.

Meanwhile, the carmaker’s VF8 was seen on Indian roads back in June 2022. This is a dual motor SUV with 397 HP and 620 Nm with a WLTP range of 471 km. VinFast aims to compete with Tesla in the Indian market.

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