The Fisker Karma had a tough time since the initial concept was revealed back in 2008. After a number of design and investment issues, the brand was forced to close shop.
But, thanks to the China-based Wanxiang company, the vehicle has been reborn … in the form of the Karma Revero.
The new owners have made a few changes to the hybrid vehicle. These include plug-in charging, a bigger battery, solar roof charger and a new infotainment system. And, of course, the Revero’s price-tag has increased to $130 000 (around R1 860 000).
The vehicle still makes use of a 194 kW turbocharged four-cylinder engine from General Motors, but the electric components now come from BMW. As a result, the Revero now has an electric range of 80 km, thanks to the battery’s 21,4 kWh capacity.
This model will also be faster than the last, with a claimed 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 5,4 seconds (am improvement of around one second). Karma’s claimed consumption figure, meanwhile, stands at 5,4 L/100 km.
The solar panel roof will apparently be able to store 1,5 km worth of range, depending on weather conditions. The new screen inside runs at an impressive 60 fps.
The Revero will be assembled in California. Orders are said to have already been placed.