Fisker Karma Debuts in Europe, Pricing Unveiled at Geneva

The over-discussed Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid finally debuted at the 2009 Geneva Auto Show, with the American manufacturer of premium green automobiles announcing that pricing will start at 78,780 euros, excluding VAT. The Fisker Karma saloon will be sold through a network of 40 retailers across Europe starting early 2010.

“Dealer selection criteria includes a strong and sustained record in retailing premium cars, great customer satisfaction, location and of course an empathy with and an understanding of the market in which they represent us. Most of all we want them to share our vision and excitement for Fisker vehicles and the very positive dynamic it will bring to the automobile market,” said Vic Doolan,
Member of the Board of Directors at Fisker Automotive.

To refresh your memory, the Fisker Karma is an Extended Range Electric Vehicle capable of providing a range of 80.5 km (50 miles). The overall range of 482 km (300 miles) can be easily expanded with the help of a 2.0-liter turbocharged Direct Injection petrol engine. In terms of engine performance, Karma can reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than six seconds, with top speed rated at 201 km/h (125 mph).

Other feature highlights include 22-inch exclusive wheels and large touchscreen display that allows the driver to access most functions of the car.

“To date we have met all development milestones and are on target to start delivering the first cars later this year,” said Koehler, COO at Fisker Automotive.

The American green car manufacturer also announced that European mass-production of the Karma S hardtop convertible concept will start in 2011, with deliveries scheduled to begin later that year.
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