VinFast Opens Four Stores To Sell VF 8 And VF 9 Electric Vehicles In California

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The brand is pulling no punches when it comes to establishing itself in the United States.

VinFast, one of the latest automakers to hit the United States, has announced the advent of four new dealerships in California.

The Vietnamese company, which recently showcased two new products at the LA Auto Show, has opened three store locations in Topanga Canyon, Marina del Rey, and Irvine. A fourth location in the city of Torrance is expected to open shortly. VinFast says the new stores will enable customers to experience the VF 8 and VF 9 electric SUVs in great detail and receive information and guidance from dedicated product experts.

The carmaker recently announced the first batch of vehicles would arrive in the USA before year-end, with plenty more to follow in 2023.

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The first VinFast customers will be pleased to know these California stores will be equipped with maintenance facilities.

The four California-based service centers will provide repair services and general EV maintenance. As a reminder, all VinFast EV owners will enjoy a 10-year warranty and 24/7 emergency roadside assistance for the duration of the warranty period.

CEO of VinFast US, Giang Nguyen, said the company is proud to open four additional VinFast locations in California. "[We are] rapidly expanding our retail system to bring direct product experiences to customers and meet their vehicle needs. This will not only be where the customers learn more about VinFast's products but also a place to connect VinFast to the customers and take care of them for a lifetime of car ownership."

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In a nod to Vietnamese culture and design, VinFast says its stores are inspired by the country's natural beauty. This design direction has been mixed with "modern twists" from Western interior design and is said to deliver a "minimalist framework" that highlights the company's Future of Mobility theme.

This is just a small part of the automaker's big ambitions. Following in the footsteps of Porsche, VinFast has plans for an initial public offering (in the USA) where it would trade under the "VFS" ticker symbol. No details have been specified, but some expect the listing to happen before 2022 draws to a close. Failing that, it should happen next year.

For now, the marque plans to sell the VF 8 and VF 9 in the United States, priced at $57,000 and $76,000, respectively. However, VinFast has a rather unique strategy.

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The prices above are inclusive of the battery. The vehicles cost considerably less if you purchase the car and lease the battery pack.

The battery subscription costs $35 monthly for the smaller VF 8 and $44 for the VF 9. However, you're limited to 310 miles a month at that price. Should you travel more than that, you'll be charged $0.11 a mile for the VF 8 and $0.15 for the VF 9. There are unlimited-mile fixed lease options if you require a more accommodating package. These are more expensive, but the monthly fee does not change for the remainder of the subscription period.

If you're interested in getting behind the wheel of a VinFast, additional retail locations include Santa Monica, San Diego, and Berkeley.

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