2025 VinFast VF3 Emerges As Affordable EV SUV For Vietnam, Will It Come To The U.S.?

The Suzuki Jimny is an adorable little off-roader that has become a cultural icon thanks in no large part to its cute styling and impressive off-road capability. However, is imitation the sincerest form of flattery? VinFast thinks so and has unveiled the all-new 2025 VinFast VF3, which is not only aiming to bring the fight to the Jimny, but also be a hot seller for the Vietnamese firm.

VF3 Is Cute And Adorable

Like the Jimny, the VF3 adopts a boxy two-door design, with the company claiming that it has enough room for five passengers. VinFast also says that the VF3 will come with 16-inch wheels and that the large hoops will provide the Mini SUV with plenty of ground clearance. Like all their other offerings, the VF3 will be an all-electric experience, but that’s all we know for now, with the company not revealing final power numbers or how big the battery pack is.

The 2025 VF3 also promises to be a highly customizable vehicle, with VinFast saying that buyers can choose from a wide assortment of colors and that it will come in two trim levels (Eco and Plus). These two trim levels also appear to shoot for high value, with VinFast claiming that the tiny SUV will be “accessibly priced for mass appeal.” VinFast also hopes that the VF3’s budget-friendly appeal will help the VF3 gravitate buyers in the Vietnamese car market, with VinFast seeing the model as a potential hot-selling people’s car.


When Can I Buy One?

The 2025 VinFast VF3 will go on sale in global markets this September, with deliveries expected to begin in early 2024. As for the U.S. don’t count on the VF3 making the jump to our shores anytime soon, with the company potentially having to make extensive revisions to the VF3 in order for it to comply with U.S. regulatory law.

However, while the VF3 will not be formally making the trek to the U.S., its impact will still be felt globally, with sales of the model serving as a very lucrative stream of funding for the company, which in turn can be used to not only expand VinFast’s global presence but also help expand the company’s plans for making a lasting footprint in the U.S. with the VF8 City and Standard Editions just now beginning to make it to the U.S. We look forward to checking it out in person someday and we’ll keep you posted on our thoughts about the VF3 if such an opportunity materializes.