Vietnamese electric vehicle startup VinFast has unveiled a new electric pickup truck concept at the 2024 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The new concept is called the VinFast VF Wild, and it arrives as the company’s first attempt at a pickup truck model. The concept presents midsize dimensions, and GM currently does not offer an Ultium-based rival.
The new VinFast VF Wild electric pickup concept has an overall length of 209 inches and an overall width of 79 inches. For the sake of comparison, the ICE-powered Chevy Colorado has an overall length of 213 inches and an overall width of 74 inches.
The VF Wild concept also incorporates a power-folding mid-gate that expands the pickup’s bed capacity from five feet to eight feet with the rear seats folded down. To note, the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV also incorporates a mid-gate feature.
Up top, the VinFast concept is equipped with a panoramic roof glass, while in the sides, there’s a set of digital side mirrors that help to improve the vehicle’s aerodynamics. The VinFast VF Wild concept was jointly developed between VinFast and Australian studio GoMotiv, and is the product of more than 8,000 work hours from a team of designers. The styling leverages wide, horizontally oriented styling lines across the front fascia, with thin upper lighting signatures and broad lower bumper elements, while the running gear presents enormous wheels and tires under wide fender flares. There are four doors providing access to the cabin.
Although the VF Wild is still in the concept phase, it is expected to provide inspiration for a future production model that will likely be sold in the U.S.
“We are very proud to introduce the VF Wild concept, which encapsulates our mission to make sustainable, high-quality electric vehicles accessible to a broader market,” said Deputy CEO of Sales and Marketing, VinFast Global, Ms. Tran Mai Hoa. “This is not just a new product in our offering – it showcases our aspiration to venture into the fast-paced and thriving electric pickup truck market.”