China’s Wanxiang auto parts group appears ready to unleash the Fisker Karma back into the automotive world.
The group teased the rereleased model in a single image this week, promising an unveiling sometime during April.
The chosen image appears to be an original photo from Fisker (top of page), which suggests earlier reports stating a similar styling approach would be maintained by Wanxiang appear correct.
Wanxiang was believed to be maintaining the styling with a view to fast-tracking its return to the market, and therefore, ensuring sales commence as soon as possible.
The long, grooved bonnet from the original Karma appears in the image, as does the ‘squeezed’ side profile and exaggerated wheel arches.
The Karma’s interior remains a mystery, along with its range-extended electric powerplant, with Wanxiang revealing nothing on the re-born model’s power, recharging or range figures.
Wanxiang has included the phrases “It’s on. Luxury Energized. Energy Optimised,” with its teaser image, which perhaps points to an improvement in some area of the Karma’s drivetrain.
The Fisker brand was acquired by Wanxiang in 2014 after financial hardship and reliability issues with the Karma forced its sale, and reports suggest the parts giant will rename the model Elux Karma.
Further reports suggest a price for the reborn Karma of around AU$173,000 - around 20 percent higher than the previous price under Fisker.
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