The Sunset, which is Fisker's third vehicle founded on the underpinnings of Karma, will be available by 2013, company CEO Henrik Fisker has confirmed at the Frankfurt Motor Show. This vehicle will serve as a halo car for the company's product range. The striking convertible was first shown to the public at the Detroit motor show in 2009 and has been largely overshadowed by the ambitious product goals of Fisker.
The company has also launched the Surf Concept, which is a five-door wagon, at Frankfurt and is based on Karma underpinnings, utilizing the same powertrain, says AutoWeek.
The pricing was not provided, but is expected to be more than the sedan versions. Henrik Fisker disclosed that annual sales will be around 2,500 units.
On another note, the company has recently acquired a factory in Delaware formerly owned by General Motors. The company will be manufacturing a more affordable family sedan, dubbed as Project Nina, at this plant.
Fisker Automotive has taken the wraps off the new Fisker Karma S concept at the 2009 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Michigan. The new four-seat Fisker Karma S concept is a plug-in hybrid hardtop convertible that should help preach Fisker’s principle that an environment-friendly vehicle should not compromise driving style and performance. It is underpinned by the same aluminum spaceframe architecture that underpins the Fisker Karma sedan.
Also, it is operated by the same Q-DRIVE powertrain that drives its sedan sibling. The Q-DRIVE powertrain -- designed and engineered by Quantum Technologies for Fisker – allows drivers to travel up to 50 zero-emission miles on a single charge. Powered by a lithium-ion battery pack, the concept’s two electric motors generate up to 403hp of output. This convertible concept is provided with a power retractable hard top that could be folded in a very neat manner into its trunk.
This hard top also provides the Karma S with a distinct design language. Henrik Fisker, chief executive of Fisker Automotive, quipped that their goal was to come up with a singular design language and heritage around its Q-DRIVE powertrain, noting that the Karma S is an extension of the company’s product range that includes eco-conscious vehicles.
Established in 2007 by Fisker Coachbuild and Quantum Technologies and based in Irvine, California, Fisker Automotive is a privately owned carmaker in the United States that manufactures premium green vehicles.