Fisker Karma is preparing for a comeback, as the first prototype of the upcoming Revero model has rolled off the production line.
Henrik Fisker is the man who brought into the automotive world the first luxury car, namely Karma. However, it finally proved to be an unsuccessful story and the company announced its bankruptcy in 2013. The following year, China’s Wanxiang bought the remaining Fisker assets and hopes for an entirely new beautiful premium electric sedan started to re-emerge. Last year, it announced plans to restart production in a new 550,000-square feet plant in Moreno Valley, California. And a prototype of the comeback model, called Revero, has just rolled off the assembly line, a sign that we will finally going to see the final product this summer, with sales expected to start by the end of the year.
After the reliability flop of the original model, the renamed brand Karma Automotive has been looking for partnerships to bring some trustworthy technology to its new car and it announced last year that it closed a deal with BMW for the Germans to supply battery charging systems and some of its electric-drive components.
Karma reportedly plans to produce and sell around 150 Revero models in 2017, with a rumoured starting price of 135,000 dollars. There are also plans for a smaller and more affordable version to be launched by the end of the decade.