Spyker Set to Debut Electric SUV in November

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Dutch automaker Spyker is planning to debut an all-electric SUV at the 2016 L.A. Auto Show.

It’s rather interesting that the company wants to make a debut in the U.S., considering the brand isn’t very popular here. But today’s Spyker is quite different from Spyker of old, since it emerged from bankruptcy last year thanks to American electric aircraft startup Volta Volaré.

Speaking at a recent symposium for electric aircraft technology, Volta Volaré CEO and founder Paul Peterson spilled details on Spyker’s plans to build electric cars.

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Volta Volaré and Spyker plan to produce and sell aircraft under a new brand called SpykerAero while vehicles will continue to be sold under the Spyker name. The aircrafts will feature extended-range electric powertrains while the vehicles will be pure battery-powered EVs. One of those offerings will be in the form of an SUV, based on the D12 Peking-to-Paris concept. Peterson said that an updated version of the concept will debut this November in Los Angeles with plans of launching it in 2017.

The all-electric variant will be an option however, as the standard model will come with a V12 engine, just like the original concept. Peterson also hinted during his presentation that Spyker could launch a Formula E team to help its development while promoting the brand’s focus and emergence in electric vehicles.

[Source: Motor Authority]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Craig Cole Craig Cole on Apr 05, 2016

    I don't think the world needs *another* boutique exotic-car builder. Spyker, just call it quits already! You failed the first time around, failed again, went under with Saab, just give up at this point.

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    • Perry F. Bruns Perry F. Bruns on Apr 07, 2016

      To me, it looks kinda like they tried to make a Nash Metropolitan CUV.