Monday 2 April 2012

Leaked: 2014 Fisker Atlantic

Following a teaser photo and recent spy images, the Fisker Atlantic has been leaked onto the web ahead of its New York debut.

Codenamed Project Nina, the newcomer will slot below the larger Karma and will be positioned as an entry-level model, where it will take on other mid-sized executive sedans. Although no official details have been released, power for the range-extending plug-in hybrid will likely come from a four-cylinder BMW-sourced petrol engine and an electric motor.

Managing director, Henrik Fisker said that lessons learned from the production of the Karma had been incorporated into the new car’s development.

“We launched Karma first to define what the brand was all about,” he said. “Obviously, Atlantic will sell in greater volumes, but we wanted to be known as a premium maker before introducing something cheaper.

“There’s nothing out there like Atlantic. Who says that you can’t have beauty in volume segments?”

The Atlantic is expected to be priced between $48,000 - $60,000 – before incentives – and is likely to launch sometime in 2014, providing the marque avoids further finance issues.

Once the Atlantic goes into volume production, a convertible variant is expected at a later date, possibly spawning other variants. Unlike the Karma, the Atlantic is likely to be offered in right-hand-drive, priced from £40,000.

The sedan will debut in New York this Wednesday 4th April with production commencing in Autumn 2013 in a former GM plant in Delaware.

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