Henrik Fisker's Hybrid Car Returns From The Dead With New Owners And A New Name — Good Karma Time?

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Henrik Fisker is best known as the designer behind the Aston Martin DB9, the BMW Z8, however, his venture into building cars, Fisker Automotive, was a complete disaster.

Now Fisker, automotive is back, under a new name, Karma Automotive, a name taken from the only car Fisker produced the Karma hybrid sedan.

Karma Revero Unveiled

The car'sseductive style hasn't aged one day since Finnish designer Henrik Fisker unveiled the Karma as a concept car way back in 2008.

The Reverois a carbon-copy of the original Karma and the four-doorsedan's looks will turn heads wherever it goes.

Karma Revero Unveiled

The new Revero uses the same hybrid powertrain as the original car. A 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine from General Motors acts as agenerator for a 21.4-kWh lithium-ion battery, which drives two electric motors.

The Revero pushes out a total of 397.5bhp and 1330Nm of torque which is sent to the wheels through a single-speed gearbox.

Karma Revero Unveiled

Karma claims the Revero will sprint from 0–60m/h (0–96.5km/h) in 5.4 seconds which is one second faster than the original Karma.

Total electric and combined driving range stand at 80.4 and 482.8 kilometres, respectively.

Karma Revero Unveiled

Karma has upgraded the onboard charger from 3.3 kW to 6.6 kW. Also available, is a 40kW fast charging option, which can charge the Revero's battery from 0–80 percent in just 24 minutes.

Thesolar panel roof from the Fisker Karma returns and adds 200 watts of additional power which can now be used for drivetrainduties as well.

Karma Revero Unveiled

The interiors of the Revero remain the same, though the infotainment system has been transformed.

The 12.3-inch infotainment display features new graphics and can be used to control the A/C as well. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are expected to make their way on to the Revero later.

Karma have added 4G connectivity to the Revero to ensure that the car gets its updates wirelessly.

Karma Revero Unveiled

The Revero is priced at $130,000 (Rs. 86.98 lakh) and prospective owners can start booking the new hybrid this month itself.

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Story first published: Saturday, September 10, 2016, 15:20 [IST]
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