VinFast launches pickup truck concept, plans to sell mini-EV globally

HANOI: Vietnamese electric vehicle maker VinFast on Tuesday launched a prototype of its VF Wild pickup truck, and said it plans to launch its mini-sized VF 3 model globally.

VinFast did not disclose a timeframe for the VF Wild roll-out or its expected driving range. It is being showcased at the Jan 9-12 CES 2024 trade show in Las Vegas.

The VF Wild concept highlights VinFast's innovative efforts to create a pickup truck with exceptional performance, catering to the new generation of consumers looking for innovation and eco-friendliness without compromising on performance and durability.

With an overall length of 5,324mm and a width of 1,997mm, VF Wild’s dimensions place it in the mid-size pickup category.

Vinfast Wild truck

The mid-size footprint is further enhanced by VF Wild’s flexible bed size. The vehicle combines the practicality of a power-folding mid-gate to provide a class-leading bed length designed to expand from 5 to 8 feet (up tot 2.4 metres) with the rear seats folded down automatically, equipping the VF Wild with the largest bed in its segment.

VinFast said that with the functionality of the expanding bed, work and play can be done in style and comfort. The design also integrates a panoramic glass roof and digital side mirrors to improve aerodynamics.

The VF Wild concept was jointly developed by VinFast and Australian design studio Gomitiv.

The design, developed over 8,000 hours and involving a number of designers, boasts a striking "Fluid Dynamism" aesthetic that is inspired by the flowing motion of a superhero’s cape in the wind.


The company also said on Tuesday its four-seater mini-eSUV VF 3, which has a target driving range of more than 200km per full charge, will be up for sale globally, having initially been aimed solely at the Vietnamese market.

It did not give a timeframe for delivery, but said it would start to take reservations this year. First deliveries of the vehicle in Vietnam are due in the third quarter.

VinFast, which was founded in 2017 and began delivering cars in California last March, had sold around 21,200 units as of the third quarter last year, more than half of them to its affiliate. Its management expects it to break even by 2025. — Additional details from VinFast 

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