You can think of the VF 7 as VinFast's answer to the Toyota RAV4, which means it could very well end up being the most popular of VinFast's electric SUVs. Small enough for tight urban spaces but theoretically substantial enough to hold its own on the open road, the VF 7 should appeal to a broad cross-section of electric-SUV shoppers.
Looking at Vietnamese startup VinFast's burgeoning model lineup, it's no mystery where the VF 7 fits in. We've been hearing about the two-row VF 8 and three-row VF 9 electric SUVs for a while now, and the extra-small VF 6 is waiting in the wings for shoppers with no space to spare. But the gap between VF 6 and VF 8 is significant — the latter is about the size of an Acura RDX, which is one of the longer small luxury SUVs. That leaves plenty of room for a more compact but still versatile SUV that could feel just right to a lot of American drivers.
Detailed specifications have yet to be released for the VF 7, but like its smaller VF 6 sibling, it seems to have more cutting-edge styling than the larger VF 8 and VF 9. That should only help its cause in the image-conscious EV marketplace. If VinFast gets the pricing right, look for the VF 7 to be the driving force in the company's U.S. sales.