Will it include a biometric gun safe again?
Dartz is the Latvian-based automaker that's made a name for itself for building some of the most outrageous and extravagant SUVs in the world. Interiors upholstered in whale foreskin leather, Kevlar body panels, and a biometric safe are just some of the features the bespoke carmaker offers,
The last time we heard from its owner and CEO, Leonard 'Leo' Yankelovich, was last December when a heavily modified Hummer H2 was unveiled. And now, in an email exchange with CarBuzz, Leo has provided us with exclusive information about the firm's next project. And yes, it'll be over the top as always.
Not only will this new SUV be all-electric but it'll also be made with some Chinese assistance. "We are licensing one of our brands (FREZE was bought by our founders in 1910 and was a pioneering EV car maker) to a Chinese company," Leo revealed.
Although he's sworn to secrecy at the moment, Leo did provide us with some details. "What I can tell you is that the car will be big and square like every DARTZ and all-electric. Together with our Chinese design partners, my team and I are continuing to develop this car."
The fact that Dartz is building a typically crazy SUV with an all-electric powertrain through a revitalized sub-brand called FREZE just sounds cool. Unfortunately, we don't know whether the unnamed SUV will be built on an all-new platform or will be based on an existing vehicle. Leo did also clarify the vehicle will be sold worldwide.
In the past, Dartz has gone the latter route with the previous generation Mercedes-Benz GLS serving as the starting point. Whatever the case may be, we can be assured that electrification won't stop Dartz from going overboard somehow. Will it be gold-plated? Bulletproof? What about a Jacuzzi in the rear?
Anything is possible with Dartz, as Leo always loves to say. We expect to have more details and additional photos sometime very soon. The photos below are old images of vehicles from the FREZE brand.