The VCX-100 Light Freighter represents a conceptual departure from the signature YT line long associated with Corellian shipwrights. The VCX series combines many of the familiar characteristics that one might come to expect from a product of the CEC workshops, but in an entirely original configuration which lends the vessel a great deal of versatility.
Designers dispensed with the YT series' wide bar SRB engines in favor of quad ion thrusters that lend the VCX-100 impressive sublight speeds without sacrificing maneuverability. Partnered with an Avatar-10 hyperdrive, the motivator array is quite attractive to transport pilots that value their time. With five easily-upgradable cargo bays, the VCX-100 is capable of securely handling more freight than any YT design other than the model 1210, which is slower than the VCX-100 and more vulnerable to attack.
But perhaps the most striking innovation is the integrated docking bay built to house a companion VCX-Series Auxiliary Fighter which can be detached from the freighter in order to serve as additional security or even as a utility shuttle. The ability to split-up, and for the pilot to land and negotiate terms of delivery without revealing the cargo's location, made the VCX-100 very popular among smugglers. This could be one of the reasons why the VCX series was discontinued by the Corellian Engineering Corporation.