VinFast, a Vietnam-based smart electric vehicle manufacturer, has on Tuesday announced that it has officially signed agreements with five dealers in four states across the country, and United States customers can now experience VinFast’s electric vehicles through these dealers.

VinFast said in a statement that the firm expects to expand its dealer network to 125 points of sale across the United States.

In addition to its partnerships with dealers, VinFast said the firm currently operates 13 retail stores and service centers in California.

According to the statement, the first group of VinFast dealers consist of Leith VinFast (Raleigh, North Carolina), Smith Haven VinFast (St. James, New York), Principle VinFast Grapevine (Grapevine, Texas), Hiley VinFast of Fort Worth (Fort Worth, Texas), and VinFast Wichita (Wichita, Kansas).

These dealers will initially begin selling the VinFast VF 8 all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV), with plans to add the VF 6, VF 7, and VF 9 models when they launch in the US market.

“This is an important step affirming VinFast’s commitment to expanding its retail sales network and shortening the time to deliver our products to market,

“Collaboration with dealers allows VinFast to quickly bring US customers high quality electric vehicles, good prices and excellent aftersales policies, further promoting our mission of a sustainable future for all,” said Tran Mai Hoa, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Sales and Marketing, VinFast Global.

Danny Williams, Chief Operating Officer of Leith Automotive Group said they very excited to be one of the first VinFast dealers in the United States and the very first in North Carolina, particularly alongside the VinFast’s groundbreaking automobile manufacturing plant.

“After interacting with VinFast’s executive team and experiencing their vehicles firsthand, we were captivated by the brand and knew it was a perfect addition to the Leith Automotive Group,” he added.

VinFast is an automotive arm of Vietnamese conglomerate Vingroup. Established in 2017, VinFast owns a state-of-the-art automotive manufacturing complex with globally leading scalability that boasts up to 90 percent automation in Hai Phong, Vietnam.

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