The Vietnamese automaker VinFast has opened five dealerships across the country to-

establish itself as an EV manufacturer in the U.S. The newly opened dealerships include Leith-

VinFast in Raleigh, North Carolina; Smith Haven VinFast in St. James, New York; Principle VinFast Grapevine in-

Grapevine, Texas; Hiley VinFast of Fort Worth in Fort Worth, Texas; and VinFast Wichita in Wichita, Kansas.

At the beginning of the year, these dealerships will be offering the VF 8, a compact all-electric SUV that will be available-

for sale. As part of VinFast's local market expansion plans, the VF 6, VF 7, and VF 9 will be introduced to the market.

Even though VinFast models are not well received in the U.S., the company hopes to attract consumers by-

offering competitive warranties on its vehicles. This is along with a battery warranty of 10 years of unlimited mileage.

A comprehensive retail sales network is essential to VinFast's mission of delivering high-quality electric-

vehicles on time. Its mission for a sustainable future means providing affordable prices and excellent after-sales support.

This was the first year of VinFast's direct-to-consumer model that was used to sell the VF 8 within California as a-

direct-to-consumer product. Since then, the company has shifted its business model from a-

direct sales model to one of franchised dealerships. A large assembly plant set to open in 2025 is being-

constructed near VinFast's Raleigh store, which now holds strategic importance for the company.