There's just one major catch.
Vanderhall is best known for its quirky three-wheelers like the Carmel and Venice, but back in July, the US company made its first venture into the off-roading segment with the Brawley, an electric rival to the Ford Bronco and Jeep Wrangler. Since the Brawley was unveiled, Vanderhall has released new photos, specifications, and pricing details of its electric Jeep Wrangler rival.
In terms of dimensions, the Brawley measures 147.5 inches long, 76 inches wide, and 69.5 inches high, with a 112.5-inch wheelbase. With its 35-inch tires, 22-inch suspension travel, and 18-inches of ground clearance, the Brawley is designed for serious off-roading, combined with the instant torque provided by the electric powertrain.
Speaking of which, power is sourced from four electric motors, with one on each wheel producing a combined 404 hp and 480 lb-ft in the range-topping GTS variant. Since all four wheels can move independently, the Brawley comes with four off-road modes including eCrawl, eTank, eCrab, and eSteer, allowing the off-roader to perform Rivian R1T-style tank turns and crab walks like the GMC Hummer EV.
Two battery packs are available: a 40kWh or 60kWh, with the larger battery providing up to 200 miles on a single charge. With a DC fast charger, the battery can be charged up to 80 percent in under an hour.
One of the most distinctive styling features is the Brawley's transparent doors providing extra visibility, making it easier to avoid obstacles when off-roading. Inside the enclosed cabin are four individual heated leather seats, air conditioning, an analog gauge cluster, and a leather steering wheel, and a Bluetooth sound system.
As impressive as the specifications are, there is one drawback: the Brawley can only be used off-road because it's not road legal. Pricing for the Brawley starts at $34,950 excluding destination charges and Vanderhall is already accepting reservations requiring a $100 deposit.