Fisker Will Skip 2011 NAIAS
Instead, Fisker Automotive confirmed for GreenCarReports that the company will not use the 2011 North American Show but the Geneva Auto Show that will take place in March next year. This way, Fisker presents the new cars before the official debut of the model in the United States, scheduled to take place in March or April.
As always, people are thinking that the main reason behind the decision to skip an auto show is the unstable financial situation, but Fisker representatives claim this is not the case.
In a recent interview with Autonews, Henrik Fisker said the 2008 Detroit display the company had at the NAIAS proved to be a wrong solution, mostly because it has estimated that production would begin in late 2009 with a price tag of $80,000. Now, after the economic recession has almost passed, Fisker confirmed the car will be released in 2011, while the price will go around $90,000.
"It was premature," he told the aforementioned source. "But it couldn't be helped. We had to show the world what we were planning."
autoevolution will be attending the 2011 NAIAS, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.