CARMEL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Iconic automaker Meyers Manx is set to unveil its innovative Resorter Neighborhood Electric Vehicle at 'The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering' on August 18, 2023. This highly anticipated event will take place at the prestigious Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, California.
The Resorter is a contemporary reinterpretation of a beloved 1970s vehicle, combining Meyers Manx's rich heritage with cutting-edge electric vehicle technology. This unveiling marks a momentous occasion in the company's history and sets a new standard for the NEV market: high-end design and quality construction that encourage exploration, community, and fun. The Resorter brings new levels of functionality to the genre beyond its doubled passenger capacity: the larger chassis enables increased cargo capacity for even more real-world usability.
Following considerable interest from luxury resort operators in tropical locales, the Resorter is also being optimized for fleet users seeking stylish electrified transportation. The vehicle’s dual-motor drivetrain will fulfill the needs of operators around the world with its ability to tow trailers and climb steep hills and rough terrain with ease. With its classic Manx style, premium build quality, and expanded skill set, the Resorter is poised to be the standard setter in the NEV segment.
In addition to the Resorter, Quail attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to take a close look at a functional prototype of the Meyers Manx 2.0 EV. This trailblazing research and development vehicle comes fresh from the challenging terrains of Baja California, where the company performed R&D testing. The offroad-ready two-seater offers a glimpse into Meyers Manx's growing electric vehicle lineup.
Phillip Sarofim, Chairman of Meyers Manx, shared his enthusiasm for the newest addition to the brand portfolio. “Our new model revives a local community aspect of the brand that has been absent since Bruce Meyers built a low volume of original Resorters nearly fifty years ago,” he said. “The pleasure of lower speed driving encourages deeper engagement with one’s surroundings, priorities that are foundational to the Meyers Manx experience.”
“Resorter is an environmentally friendly way to get to know your neighborhood, but also excels in the resort towns that Meyers Manx has historically served,” continued Richard Gauntlett, Head of Brand. “From the backroads of Santa Barbara to the trails of Hawaii, we’re excited to see Meyers Manx at the forefront of resort motoring,” added Freeman Thomas, CEO.
The Manx 2.0 Electric is the first entirely new vehicle from Meyers Manx in nearly six decades, continuing the legacy of performance and style associated with the brand since its inception.
'The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering' presents an immersive blend of luxury and sport-oriented lifestyle experiences, set against the stunning backdrop of the Santa Lucia Mountain range. The event features a collection of vintage sporting automobiles, exceptional cuisine, and the opportunity for attendees to test drive today's luxury vehicles, courtesy of sponsors like Meyers Manx.
About Meyers Manx:
Meyers Manx, the original creator of the fiberglass dune buggy, was founded by Bruce Meyers in 1964 and is now under the stewardship of Phillip Sarofim's Trousdale Ventures. Bruce Meyers' vision of fun and adventure, which inspired him to create the original Meyers Manx, continues to drive the company. Phillip Sarofim is now steering the company towards a global expansion into the EV realm, with a mission to deliver "More Smiles Per Mile" than any other vehicle on the road.
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