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A mobile charger, discounts, service packages and a seven-day stay for four at a luxury resort in Vietnam: VinFast is rolling out the red carpet for its first customers in Canada.

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A mobile charger, discounts, service packages and a seven-day stay for four at a luxury resort in Vietnam: VinFast is rolling out the red carpet for its first customers in Canada.

In announcing pricing for the VF 8 and VF 9 all-electric sport utility vehicles, the Vietnam-based automaker also announced special benefits for what it calls its “VinFirst” customers.

First, the prices: the VF 8 will start at C$51,250 and the larger VF 9 will start at $69,750.

Canadians now have the ability to stake their place in line for the vehicles expected to arrive by year’s end by placing a refundable $250 deposit. VinFast Canada says 300 Canadians have signed up as of Thursday.

Those deposits will get the buyer a voucher for $3,500 off the price of the VF 8 and $6,000 off the price of the VF 9. As well, they will be offered a mobile charger, the suite of advanced driver assistance systems, a service package and a seven-day stay in a three-bedroom villa at one of sister company VinPearl’s Vietnam resorts.

VinFast Canada spokesman John Lindo said Canadians can expect to see corporate-owned showrooms instead of the traditional dealer network. Its two first vehicles were designed in partnership with Italian design studio Pininfarina.

VinFast is owned by Vingroup, which was established in 1993 and has a total market capitalization of US$35 billion. Its manufacturing complex is located in Hai Phong, Vietnam.

More information on ordering a VinFast can be found at http://wfp.to/QJs.

Kelly Taylor

Kelly Taylor
Copy Editor, Autos Reporter

Kelly Taylor is a Winnipeg Free Press copy editor and award-winning automotive journalist. He's been a member of the Automobile Journalists' Association of Canada since 2001.

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