Is it the true successor to the Land Rover Defender? Yes it is designed and built in the U.S.A. but it seems to have taken loads of design cues from the stalwart British design that was discontinued in 2016.
September 30, 2019
Well, the Bollinger B1 has been designed from the ground up as an all electric vehicle and it would seem, for people who loved the Defender and the Jeep Wrangler. There is a also a pickup version called the B2 (We know!).
Both the B1 and B2 have all-aluminum bodies, all-wheel drive, and powertrains offering 614 horsepower and an estimated EPA range of 200 miles from a 120 kWh battery pack. Both seat four. Bollinger claims the trucks will go from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and have a top speed of 100 mph.
As you can see, they have expiosed rivets and are extremely utilitarian. Many images on the company website show all sorts of possibilities including removably roofs and side panels.
So, we don't expect to see the Bollinger's on UK roads any time soon. To be fair, even Americans don't know how much one will even cost. However, they do plan to export after first production for the U.S. Look forward to seeing them!