The early reviews are not very favorable. Hard to imagine how they will recover from this.
The 2023 VinFast VF8 Got Skewered in First Drive Reviews | The Drive
No one at The Drive has yet taken a turn in the VF 8, but at this point, there doesn’t seem to be any reason to. Some choice comments from around the internet back up this decision:
Steve Ewing for InsideEVs: “…the sheer amount of bouncy body motions coming through the VF8’s suspension made being in this electric crossover – and I say this without hyperbole – unbearable.” (InsideEVs’ headline is “Yikes,” by the way.)
Scott Evans for MotorTrend: “I’d be embarrassed to look a customer in the eye when handing over the keys to this vehicle.” He liked the displays, though.
Mack Hogan for Road & Track: “The VinFast VF8 has the worst body control of any modern car I’ve ever driven. Over a 90-minute drive, the 5600-lb SUV never stopped bobbing, swaying, and bucking, producing near-constant head-tossing motions.” He was similarly underwhelmed by the vehicle’s build quality and UX.
Emme Hall for Green Car Reports: “Why Vinfast is intent on rushing this car to market is beyond me.
Hopefully this company fixes all these problems and doesn’t cause people to stay away from EVs in general. (I think they are too small and unknown for this to happen)