VinFast starts testing VF e34 e-SUV in India

At 4.3m, VinFast VF e34 e-SUV is about as long as the Hyundai Creta.

The India-bound VinFast VF e34 electric crossover has been spied testing in the country for the first time. We confirmed the Vietnamese EV maker’s plans to launch the VF e34 in India along with the Tata Nexon EV rivaling VF 5 a few weeks ago.

  1. VF e34 to be launched in FY25 as a CBU
  2. Direct rival to upcoming Tata Curvv EV, Hyundai Creta EV, Maruti eVX

Also see: VinFast India likely to begin innings with VF 5, VF e34 e-SUVs

VinFast VF e34 spy shots: design, features

The test mule has been spotted wearing no camouflage, revealing what to expect from the India-spec model. The VF e34 will be brought to the country as a completely built unit, meaning that it will share its styling with the foreign-spec version. The rear-end of the car gets tail lamps that are similar in shape as the ones seen on the Maruti Ertiga. However, the lamps have an additional lighting element that extends from both ends to the middle of the tailgate.

On the sides, the VF e34 gets plastic body cladding, chrome window garnish, while the side mirror reveals its 360-degree camera as well as blind spot warning function which will be a part of the ADAS suite. Furthermore, it will get split LED headlamps at the front along with an enclosed grille.

While the interior hasn’t been revealed in the spy shots, it will be equipped with a vertically-stacked 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a fully digital driver’s display, among other creature comforts.

VinFast VF e34: specs, launch timeline

The VF e34 is powered by a 41.9kWh battery pack that powers a front-mounted 150hp, 242Nm electric motor, and has an NEDC-certified range of 318.6km. With a fast charger, the VF e34’s battery can be charged from 10-70 percent in 27 mins.

The VF e34 will be a direct rival to the upcoming Tata Curvv EV, Hyundai Creta EV and Maruti eVX.While the initial plan is to import it as a CBU, it will slowly be localised. The battery is likely to be imported from the Indonesia plant, once the localisation starts in India. VinFast will also launch the Tata Nexon EV, Mahindra XUV400 rivaling VF 5 along with the VF e34 to mark its India entry.

The carmaker commenced its India plant construction in February this year, which will help it make products for the domestic market while also ready made-in-India EVs for exports.

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Also see:

VinFast VF 3 EV SUV design patented in India

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