Fisker will restart the production of hybrid Karma as soon as possible

July 12, 2015 at 12:24 pm

New Chinese owners of a brand are planning to produce hybrid Karma and its powerful version Destino with a V8 engine. Within a week after the purchase of Fisker brand by a Chinese company Wanxiang, it was already reported that the new owner is planning to resume as soon as possible the production of hybrid sedan Karma.

2015 Renewed Fisker Karma hybrid sedan photo

2015 Renewed Fisker Karma hybrid sedan photo

Assembling of cars will start together with Valmet Automotive Company, which is located in Finland, but the Chinese want as quickly as possible to replace the production of Fisker brand back home in the United States. Initially the Karma hybrid sedan will receive the same power plant, consisting of a gasoline engine and electric drive as it was before the bankrupt of automaker. Lithium-ion batteries will be provided by a firm A123 Systems, which is also owned by Wanxiang.

2015 Revived Fisker Karma model pic

2015 Revived Fisker Karma model pic

In addition, the Chinese owners of the Fisker plan to join forces with the VL Automotive Company, founded by the famous Bob Lutz. Together, they are going to produce a high-performance version of Karma, which will be equipped with a powerful V8 engine from the Corvette. This modification of the vehicle will be named Destino, and its production will take place in a factory in Michigan, USA. Over the next 18 months Wanxiang plans to sell at least 1,000 hybrid Karma and charged Destino in the United States and at least 500 – in Europe. Prices of these models have not been announced.