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NY Motor Show: Fisker Atlantic

The Karma gets a new little brother...

Fisker Automotive has revealed the Atlantic plug-in hybrid design concept at the New York Auto Show.

The company describes the Atlantic as a bold future direction for the brand. The four-door sporting saloon previews a new entry level model that will be sold alongside the Karma and will be aimed at young families.

It has a strong visual link to the Karma, with the similarly curvaceous body giving the look of a coupe, made more so by the deeply sculpted bonnet and sides and the hidden rear door handles. There is a slightly smaller ‘moustache’ grille (we’ve named it that, not Fisker) and the whole car is shorter but taller than the big brother, making it much more practical.

The Atlantic comes equipped with the second generation EVer (Electric Vehicle with extended range) powertrain technology. Technical details are limited but we do know the range extending power output is generated from a four-cylinder engine and can be passed to the wheels via the standard rear-wheel-drive or optional all-wheel-drive.

The range extender is expected to be a non-turbo version of the Karma’s 2.0t engine with around 170bhp. The electric motors will sacrifice power for range so the Atlantic can go further on one charge.

Fisker is yet to confirm a launch date for the Atlantic, but they have previously stated that it could be sold for as little as $45,000. 

Images courtesy of Fisker Automotive

 

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About Tim Oldland

Contributing Editor - Long time petrolhead, automotive design engineer and journalist. Also Social Media Manager for the ecurie25 Group - www.ecurie25.com Tim has worked in the automotive sector for many years, but has been a fan of anything with 2 or 4... read more