Fisker has unveiled the Fisker Atlantic luxury saloon, which the company referred to as Project Nina during its development. Fisker said that it has incorporated what it learned from the production of the $120,000 Karma into the saloon, which is expected to be more appealing to a wider audience.
Atlantic will also be spearheading Fisker’s dream to produce a four-door, $60,000 electric car that will compete with the BMW 5-series. Its head, Henrik Fisker, said that Karma was launched to define the brand. He stated that Atlantic will be sold in bigger volumes but he wanted the brand to be recognized first as a premium maker before it introduces a “cheaper” model.
He promises that the Atlantic would prove that models produced in volume can still be beautiful. He also promised that its interior would be very special. Fisker plans to offer three differently themed interior trim levels, ranging from one that has a sports-styled layout to a luxurious model targeting female buyers. Fisker is planning a convertible version of the Atlantic.
It’s also likely that the model will produce a range of various body styles in the future. It’s likely that this car will be available in right-hand drive. To extend its range, the Atlantic uses a BMW engine. It is expected to be more refined than the GM-based engine that the Karma uses.
This means that the Atlantic is even more aligned with Fisker’s luxury brief. A new platform is used by the Atlantic and it is likely to enter production during the autumn of 2013 at the Delaware plant of Fisker.
It’s possible that the production schedule will be delayed in light of the funding dispute between Fisker and the US Department of Energy. It’s also more probable that the Atlantic would start selling before the Surf, the shooting brake version of the Karma. Do you remember the Sunset introduced in 2009? Sources said that this convertible Karma concept may no longer be produced.