The overall look is similar to the Karma, including the “grinning shark” front grille that creates what Fisker calls a “rear-view mirror presence.”
Happy days are here again for Fisker Automotive. The company unveiled a prototype of its long-awaited second model on the eve of the New York Auto Show. The Atlantic is a “luxury four-door sporting sedan with a practical interior.” Like the Karma, the new sedan is a plug-in series hybrid with a four-cylinder gas engine. The overall look is similar to the Karma, including the “grinning shark” front grille that creates what Fisker calls a “rear-view mirror presence.” However, the Atlantic is a bit smaller than the Karma, and is expected to be priced somewhat lower.
Away from the spotlights, Fisker scored an even more important victory this week, as it raised $392 million in a new round of financing, which should give the company the funds it will need to bring the Atlantic to production.
Company co-founder and design chief Henrik Fisker assures us that it will. “This car will be built. It will go into production. We don’t make concept cars and change them for production. This is a promise of what we’ll deliver.” He offered no details about a price or a launch date, but did say that the Atlantic will be priced “in the upper end of the BMW 3 Series range.”
“Fisker Automotive is transitioning from a start-up automaker to a fully-fledged mainstream car manufacturer and the Atlantic is a crucial milestone in that process,” said Fisker’s new CEO Tom LaSorda. “We have a long way to go, but in the near future Fisker intends to deliver this exceptional American-designed, engineered, and manufactured vehicle to showrooms worldwide.”