2017 Karma Revero PHEV deliveries to start this month, online configurator is now available

Article by Christian A., on May 4, 2017

The American automotive company Karma Automotive has launched an online configurator for its brand new Revero -- the newest plug-in hybrid sedan influenced by the now obsolete Fisker Karma. Only recently, Karma Automotive announced that it will officially launch the Revero and it then released all the specifications of the plug-in hybrid, including an updated interior.

Karma Automotive will also kick-start its deliveries of the newest plug-in hybrid sedan later this month. The American automaker has secured its first television spot, which aired last weekend on CBS during the 2017 U.S. Open Polo Championship - wherein Karma Automotive was one of the sponsors of the held affair. In the ad called "Delivery", there were scenes of the Revero being shipped to California and Florida, so we can only assume that this is the beginning of the Karma takeover. Karma Automotive's Chief Revenue Officer Jim Taylor said in his speech that the spot symbolizes the rebirth of one of the most renowned silhouettes in automotive history. They felt that this moment in time deserved to be recognized.

New Karma Revero is the modernized version of the now defunct Fisher Karma plug-in hybrid vehicle. Produced in Finland, the Fisker Karma was considered a beautiful flop, with approximately 1,950 models sold before the Fisker Automotive went bankrupt. Afterwards, Wanxiang Group Corp which is based in China, purchased the company's remaining assets in 2014 for $149.2 million.

It then announced plans to build a new factory that will be located in Southern California. In the years that followed, the company talked to Fisker owners and finally gave the go-ahead for a new plant to re-invent the vehicle that will be considered the next-gen model. Karma will utilize the original design and hardware of the Fisker's Karma extended range electric vehicle that was axed in 2012.

In addition, the company has updated and modified its different elements. The modifications included a solar panel roof suited to charge the vehicle's battery because of its fast charging capacity. It also comes with an improved infotainment system and a 2.0 L turbocharged inline 4. Two electric motor will deliver power to the back wheels and will produce a combined 403 hp.

We’ve also learned that several models will be produced in California, where most units will be hand built. However, a larger factory located in China will build most of the upcoming vehicles. Previously, Karma Automotive hinted that the new Revero deliveries will begin in the first quarter of 2017. It also said that it aims to sell as many as 900 units the first year. Well, it’s already May so that means it experienced a slight delay. But then again, a wait of a few months isn’t that significant. This Karma Revero has a base price of around $131,400.

Source: Karma Automotive

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