2019 Vanderhall Carmel Boasts 200 HP, Adds Doors And Removable Top

Unlike Vanderhall’s Venice three-wheeler, the 2019 Carmel features a set of doors as well as more interior room to go with the GM-sourced 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbo petrol producing 200 HP, a 10% increase over the Venice’s 180 HP 1.4-liter unit.

Since this 1.5-liter engine is also lighter, it gives this new three-wheeler a 75/25 weight distribution, which is a good thing, according to the autocycle manufacturer.

“The new Carmel emphasizes our ongoing commitment to the autocycle segment,” said the company’s marketing director, Daniel Boyer. “In contrast to other manufacturers in our market, the one and only thing Vanderhall does is manufacture All-American autocycles. We are committed to being the leaders in this segment, and the Carmel is the latest evidence of that dedication.”

Features on the Carmel include the front entry doors, high-performance 4-piston brakes as standard, bespoke 19-inch wheels, LED lights, synthetic upholstery, electric power steering, provisions for accessory air conditioning and a removable roof. The vehicle even comes with heated seats and a two channel audio system with Bluetooth connectivity.

As for performance, the 1.5-liter turbocharged unit also puts down 203 lb-ft (275 Nm) to go with the 200 HP (202 PS). In a straight line, the Carmel can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.5 seconds and max out at 138 mph (222 km/h).

The mono-aluminum chassis and ABS composite body have been carried over from the Venice model, and customers will be able to choose between four distinctive colors: Silver Vintage Metallic, Poseidon Blue Metallic, Ruby Metallic and Pearl White.

more photos...
  • Benjamin B.

    These things are interesting to me. They’re front wheel drive and are only available with a 6-speed traditional toque converter automatic. Not really an enthusiast’s setup on paper.

  • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

    Looks like a hilarious Chinese knock-off of the beautiful Morgan Three-Wheeler.

    • Dude

      Modern/Minimalist =/= Chinese. I like the looks of Morgan EV better but I think this has a unique style that’s more distanced from the 3 wheelers of the 1930s. It certainly has a good place now since that one was canceled.

  • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

    No manual gearbox? No thanks. It’d be the Morgan Three Wheeler for me every time.

Xpeng Says It Has Built 10,000 Units Of Its G3 Electric SUV

Six months after it commenced production, the startup has delivered vehicles to over 220 cities in China.

Audi Delivers 38 New R8 V10s To Customers At Its Ingolstadt HQ

Audi shows that rumors about the death of the naturally aspirated supercar are somewhat exaggerated .

Dune Bashing 101: This Is How You Tackle The Sands, Seat Tarraco-Style

Seat shows six easy rules to follow that will improve your desert-driving abilities.

All-New Peugeot 2008 Available In Petrol, Diesel, And EV Forms

The Peugeot 2008 will reach showrooms next year and looks very similar to the 3008.

If That’s The New Peugeot 2008, It Does Look Stunning

Heavily inspired by the 208, the second-gen 2008 is easily one of the best looking small crossovers.

Watch A 1025 HP Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roam The Autobahn

This Mercedes SLS AMG topped out at near 200 mph but can probably exceed 220 mph.

2020 Bentley Flying Spur Would Make An Elegant Estate

We’d rather have this than a Bentayga, but actual customers beg to differ, so it’s a no-go.

This G-Wagen Kit For The Suzuki Jimny Looks As Good As The Real Thing

No aftermarket body kit comes close to matching this one as far as making a G-Wagen impression goes.

2020 BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe Combines Good Looks With Up To 523 HP

BMW has offically unveiled the new 8-Series Gran Coupe and it offers a twin-turbo V8 with up to 523 hp .

Bentley To Electrify All Models, First EV Coming By 2025

The upcoming hybrids could use the same powertrain as the Bentayga Hybrid.