Vietnamese brand VinFast showcased the VF 3 mini e-SUV and the VF Wild pickup truck concept at the 2024 CES in Las Vegas. The company said that the pre-ordering process will begin for the VF 3 this year, with further details to be disclosed at a later date.
The VF 3 kinda looks cute, especially from the front-three-quarter angles. It measures 3,190 mm long, 1,679 mm wide and 1,620 mm tall, which makes it larger than the Citroen Ami but smaller than the Suzuki Jimny 3-door. The example in the photos is riding on 16-inch wheels. Its cartoonishly-cute looks might attract young and college-goers, but I’m not implying that middle-aged ones can’t buy.
The interior has been kept simple and minimalistic, and VinFast promises features including a 10-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto connectivity. And, believe it or not, there’ll also be second-row seats—which when folded, offer a cargo capacity of up to 550 litres.
VinFast didn’t share a lot of details, but estimates that the VF 3 should offer a range of over 201 km (125 mi) on a single charge. Power and torque figures? Come on now.. does it really matter? I mean, most people are gonna buy this for its cute looks and to make random people smile on the streets.
The second product that was showcased at the 2024 CES was, of course, a pickup truck called VF Wild. It is still in the concept stage and we don’t have a date or a year to share, but I don’t think it’s too far away from showing up at your nearest VinFast dealership.
The truck was designed and developed in collaboration with Australian design studio GoMotiv. The design apparently took over 8,000 hours and follows the “Fluid Dynamism” theme. I mean, its lines and curves were inspired by the flowing motion of a superhero’s cape in the wind.
With an overall length of 5,308 mm and a width of 2,006 mm, it falls under the mid-size pickup category. In other words, it belongs to the same category as the Rivian R1T but is slightly smaller.
Notice how the second-row seats are shown to completely fold and move away to increase the bed length (expands from 5 to 8 feet; claimed to be the largest bed in the segment). Understandably, VinFast didn’t share any further details, but I’m fairly confident that the wait isn’t too long.