Chrysler and Fiat are going Dutch.
The newly-formed Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is being incorporated in The Netherlands, which isn't exactly a hotbed of the automotive industry, but does have a few unique car companies operating there today. So let's say 'hallo' to some of FCA's new corporate neighbors.
Founded by a fashion industry executive in 1999, boutique automaker Spyker is perhaps best-known for it's failed attempt to revive Saab a few years ago, but its Art Deco-inspired supercars filled with aeronautical design elements are some of the most unique and stylish automobiles on the road today.
This tiny company has been hand-building stripped down performance cars since 1978. Priced at around $150,000, its Audi-powered roadsters are among the fastest cars to ever lap the benchmark Nurburgring Nordschleife race track in Germany, besting the likes of the Ferrari Enzo and Porsche 911 GT2.
Burton isn't an automaker in the traditional sense, but it is one of the busiest shops in the Netherlands, turning out retro-style sports cars built on the chassis of the classic two-cylinder Citroen 2CV.
Waaijenberg is big in small cars, producing low-speed neighborhood vehicles like the Canta, which is powered by a 160 cc Honda engine and marketed to the disabled community with available features like a roll-on wheelchair ramp.
Some are quite the treat.