Introducing VinFast VF 5: competing with Toyota Raize and Kia Sonet

After VF 6 and VF 7 were just introduced at the recent Paris exhibition, VinFast VF 5 Plus has officially launched in Southeast Asia

VinFast VF 5 is a small urban SUV, launched nearly a year ago at the CES 2022 technology exhibition with VF 6 and VF 7. On December 3, 2022, the car was officially launched to the market. Southeast Asia with the name VF 5 Plus.

Positioning, segment of VinFast VF 5 Plus

According to VinFast, VF 5 Plus is a strategic model in the small urban SUV segment, aiming to popularize electric vehicles. The car can compete with Toyota Raize or Kia Sonet but with a more attractive price.

Customers of VinFast VF 5 Plus

Due to the fact that it is a small electric car with a relatively short range, the VF 5 Plus is best suited for customers living in big cities who need a car for daily commuting. In addition, the VF 5 Plus is also suitable to become the second car for those who want to experience electric cars at a low cost.

Outstanding features of VinFast VF 5 Plus

VinFast VF 5 Plus has a wheelbase of 2,513 mm, the dimensions of length, width and height are 3,965 x 1,720 x 1,580 (mm) respectively, the exterior features a set of wheels up to 17 inches in size. The car has a diverse color palette including 16 exterior color options and 3 interior color options.

Similar to VinFast electric car models being sold on the market, VF 5 Plus is equipped with a series of advanced technologies leading the segment such as: Setting up, tracking, remembering driver profiles; Locate the vehicle remotely; Automatic vehicle fault diagnosis; Monitoring and warning of unauthorized intrusion; Recommend automatic maintenance/maintenance schedule… This small electric car model is also integrated with smart applications and utilities such as voice-controlled virtual assistants, online shopping in the car, and software updates. Remote software, Schedule battery charging according to usage habits, Control smart home devices…

The computer-based interior image published by the company shows that the car has a minimalist control area with only 2 screens like the “elders”. The center console is angled towards the driver, while the interior materials have been converted to fabric and imitation leather to lower the cost compared to more advanced VinFast models.

In terms of safety features, VinFast VF 5 Plus is fully equipped with advanced technologies such as: basic cruise monitoring, rear traffic warning, blind spot warning, incoming traffic warning when opening the door , Rear parking assist, Emergency brake assist, Electronic balance system, Hill start assist, Tire pressure monitoring…
Currently on the market, VF 5 Plus has become the cheapest electric car model. And although it is too early to confirm, but with the price and features announced by VinFast, it can be seen that the VF 5 Plus is an attractive small SUV model even when compared to similar sized cars but running on gasoline.

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