Fisker Launches the Karma in China This November image

Fisker Automotive will enter China this November when it plans to launch the Fisker Karma in the country.

The announcement was made by Fisker Automotive founder Henrik Fisker who also said that the automaker appointed Joe Chao as executive vice president and CEO of the California-based company’s China and Asia operations, headquartered in Shanghai.

“We’re very excited about having the first environmental-friendly car with extended range in China, and sort of the first super car, if you want, that’s going to enter China with this type of drive train,” said Fisker.

The rear wheel-drive Fisker Karma was introduced in 2008 at the Detroit motor show. It is an extended-range electric sedan that features a 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine and two electric motors, all offering a combined 403 hp and over 1,300 Nm of torque. It can reach 100 km/h in 6 seconds and the speed limit is 200 km/h. The electric engines offer a 80 km range, which can be extended to 483 km with both petrol and electric motors active.

Production of the model began last year and this year until now the automaker manufactured 2,000 units. The price for the Fisker Karma ranges from US$102k to 116k (RM315k to 358k) in the States.