According to a recent press rumor, the Fisker Karma is finally coming back and the revival model will enter into production this summer, but with a different name and assembly location.
The Fisker Karma counted as one beautiful failure with just 1,950 units produced in Finland before Fisker Automotive had to announce its bankruptcy. With the name in limbo, China’s Wanxiang Group Corp took charge of the company’s remaining assets two years ago after paying $149.2 million. They quickly announced plans to return to production with a revamped version of the Karma and last year they said a new factory would be located in Southern California. The 555,670 square-foot facility in Los Angeles will take care of the new/old Karma revival sometimes this summer. The defunct version was contract-built by Valmet Automotive in Finland.
Since the company has severed all ties with Henrik Fisker, the refreshed model will be named Karma Revero after the brand has been renamed as Karma Automotive. Jim Taylor, chief marketing officer, says the model will come with “huge, serious, major upgrades throughout the electronics systems, wiring, charging, battery.” He also added they are extra cautious in terms of quality to avoid past issues but also hinted the changes “won’t be visible to the naked eye,” – meaning the rather dated, but still beautiful design will come mostly untouched. By the way, since last November Karma has an agreement with BMW, set to deliver powertrain components, including a “wide range of hybrid and EV systems”.