marques brownlee vinfast vf8 review

Auto Focus and Marques Brownlee Review the Vinfast VF8

Marques Brownlee, a tech youtuber also known as MKBHD has shared his thoughts on the Vinfast VF8. Coming off a rather blunt review of a Fisker Ocean that claimed the title of the “Worst car experience he ever had”, Marques walks us through the different quirks and features of this decent looking EV that kind of reminds us of the Mustang Mach-E EV.

The VF8 is a rather new electric SUV entering the North American market from Vietnamese automaker VinFast, and it aims to impress with its blend of style, performance, and technology. Notably designed by Pininfarina, the VF8 features a spacious cabin, generous standard features, and an appealing exterior. For 2024, VinFast has addressed previous criticisms by updating the vehicle’s battery for improved range, revising the suspension for a better ride, and enhancing noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) levels. Additionally, over-the-air updates have been implemented to resolve software issues encountered in earlier models.

Key Vinfast VF8 Specifications and Features:

  • Available in Eco and Plus variants with dual-motor powertrain and standard AWD.
  • Horsepower: 349 hp for Eco and 402 hp for Plus variant; torque of 369 lb-ft for Eco and 457 lb-ft for Plus.
  • Acceleration: 0-60 mph in 5.5-5.9 seconds.
  • Range: Up to 264 miles for Eco and 243 miles for Plus variant with an 87.7-kWh battery.
  • Charging: Capable of charging from 10-70% in 31 minutes at 160 kW, adding around 150 miles of range.
  • Technology: Features a 15.6-inch touchscreen infotainment display, standard eight-speaker audio system for Eco (11-speaker with subwoofer for Plus), and multicolor ambient interior lighting.

Despite these improvements, some issues such as inconsistent functionality and concerns about the effectiveness of some driver assist features were noted. The VF8 competes in a crowded segment against models like the Tesla Model Y, Hyundai Ioniq 5, and Ford Mustang Mach-E, striving to carve out its niche with these updates​​.

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