This time, we get to see what it can do on the dunes.
If you haven't heard of Vanderhall, we don't blame you. The company typically makes three-wheelers like the Carmel, and even those aren't especially popular on the average street. Still, the company is looking to go mainstream, and what's more fashionable these days than an EV? Its latest creation is indeed all-electric and was teased to us last year as a rival to the Jeep Wrangler. Go big or go home, right? Now, this new electric off-roader, called the Vanderhall Brawley, has been teased to us again but with more than just a shadowy image. Check out the video below to see how the Brawley performs on massive sand dunes.
It's a fun-to-watch video from Little Sahara, Utah, but doesn't tell us anything about the Brawley. Fortunately, Vanderhall's website is far more forthcoming. Although other models are not mentioned, the site tells us that the Brawley GTS will not be road-legal (it doesn't even have airbags) and will produce 404 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque. It will boast 35-inch tires wrapped around 18-inch wheels and will have 22 inches of suspension travel with internal bypass shocks. The cabin will be fully sealed and have a filter to keep the air clean. Speaking of air, a climate control system will be fitted too, along with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a Kicker sound system with Bluetooth. Seating for four adults and a removable roof are promised too.
Each wheel will have an electric motor and the off-roader will have four-wheel steering and anti-lock brakes too. While we're on the subject of braking, the Brawley will also feature regenerative braking, which leads us to the range. According to Vanderhall, you can expect over 200 miles of range on a single charge, although we assume that will require the kind of driving that this sort of vehicle is decidedly not built for. Fortunately, available DC fast charging will allow you to get to 80% in under an hour. Other "features or options" will include heated seats and a ViDAR system, but base pricing has not been announced, although reservations open on July 15, so we assume all will be revealed then.