If you are looking for a brand new open top SUV these days, your options are quite limited. If you live in the United States, you have the new Ford Bronco which is (sort of) a convertible and the Jeep Wrangler, which follows a very similar recipe. In Europe, there is currently only the Volkswagen T-Roc Convertible. Why not take a look at the second hand market?
This is where this truly unique offer comes from. It is a Heuliez intruder, one of only three ever manufactured, and is currently being sold by DK Engineering. If the name doesn’t mean anything to you, here’s what you need to know about this convertible SUV concept.
As Road and track reports, the vehicle is actually based on the previous generation Mercedes-Benz G-Class and has an electrically foldable hardtop. In fact, it is one of the very first mass-produced vehicles with a fully electric and fully functional folding metal roof, which deserves to be admired. On the design side, we see a bit of a Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet as well as clues from the design language of Mercedes in the mid-1990s.
The foundations of the G-Class mean that there is a 3.2-liter inline six-cylinder engine under the hood coupled to a four-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drivem with locking differentials. The good news is that the powertrain should be in perfect condition given the recent complete reconstruction to factory specifications. The electric folding metal roof has also been completely overhauled with all restorations valued at around € 280,000 or around $ 320,000 at current exchange rates.
Speaking of price, there is no exact price at which the cabrio-SUV is currently available. If you are really interested, you should contact the seller for more information, but we bet the final price contains a lot of zeros.