Vietnamese car maker VinFast Auto has officially opened sales of the VF e34, a C-segment electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) with a right-hand drive configuration, marking VinFast’s first offering in the Indonesian market.

The company said in a statement on Thursday that the first VF e34 cars are expected to be delivered to Indonesian customers in the second quarter of this year.

The firm has also introduced a unique battery subscription policy that will help reduce upfront purchase costs and highlights VinFast’s commitment to making electric vehicles more accessible to everyone.

It is noted that VinFast has begun selling the VF e34 in Indonesia, marking a significant milestone in its Southeast Asian expansion.

The VF e34 will have a starting list price excluding the battery of IDR 315,000,000 ($19,859).

With the goal of popularizing green mobility and strengthening its competitiveness in Indonesia, VinFast has also launched a unique, groundbreaking battery subscription policy, helping reduce both the upfront purchase price and ongoing running costs.

It is noted that customers will pay 1,500,000 IDR ($946) per month for up to 3,000 km and 2,600,000 IDR ($1639) per month for distances over 3,000 km.

This approach ensures that the combined cost of the battery subscription and charging remains significantly lower than operating a gasoline car in the same segment for frequent drivers.

According to the battery subscription policy, VinFast will maintain and replace the battery free of charge if capacity falls below 70 percent, reducing the burden of potential battery degradation repair or replacement costs, as well as ensuring peace of mind for customers throughout the ownership of the VF e34.

Additionally, the VF e34 comes with VinFast’s standard ten-year warranty for the vehicle.

“Following our successful debut at the 2024 Indonesia International Motor Show, VinFast is proud to bring its first right-hand drive electric car to Indonesia, marking a significant step in our ambitious expansion plans in Southeast Asia,

“With the modern, powerful, and capable VF e34 model, we aim to support Indonesian consumers on their journey towards a sustainable transportation future,” said Tran Quoc Huy, VinFast Indonesia Chief Executive Officer.

According to the statement, the VF e34 measures 4,300 mm long, 1,793 mm wide, and 1,613 mm tall with a 2,611 mm
wheelbase and 180 mm of ground clearance.

Equipped with an electric motor with a maximum output of 110 kW and 242 Nm of torque, it utilizes a front-wheel drive system for a smooth and efficient ride.

As a result of its 42-kWh battery pack, the VF e34 boasts a range of 318 km on a single charge, making it the perfect companion for daily commutes.

The vehicle is fully equipped with advanced safety features and a suite of user-friendly smart technologies that come standard, including remote software updates, voice control support, battery charging status monitoring, and more.

Additionally, the VF e34 boasts theft risk warnings and the ability to remember user usage habits for a more personalized experience.

As VinFast’s first electric vehicle to lead Vietnam’s green transportation revolution, VinFast opined that the the VF e34 arrives in Indonesia ready to redefine urban mobility.

This smart and dynamic SUV promises a new lifestyle for city dwellers, all while accelerating the growth of the Indonesian electric vehicle market, it said.

It is noted that VinFast is targeting expansion to at least 50 countries in 2024.

In addition to key markets such as the United States, Canada, and Europe, VinFast is building its presence in neighboring countries in Southeast Asia such as India, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines, as well as the Middle East and Africa.

Alongside its Vietnamese operations, VinFast is also accelerating the construction of manufacturing plants in the U.S. and India, with plans for an additional plant in

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