Designed by company co-founder, CEO and executive design director Henrik Fisker, the four-door, four-passenger Karma offers luxury car buyers a responsible alternative to traditionally-powered vehicles by combining exotic car styling with advanced powertrain technology that delivers better efficiency and lower emissions than today's best hybrids.
Mr. Fisker is responsible for designing some of the most iconic and desirable luxury sports cars of the modern era, including the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Aston Martin DB9 and BMW Z8.
"We had a chance to change the premium vehicle segment with a new kind of vehicle and a new brand that appeal to consumers who are passionate about the environment, and who wish to drive a beautiful car that reflects their desire to lead a lifestyle of responsible luxury", Fisker said. "We are very excited to be introducing the first factory-built Karma luxury plug-in hybrid in Paris, a city known for inspiring its own passions".
The 300 kW (403 hp/408 PS) Karma reaches 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.9 seconds and a top speed of 200 km/h (125 mph), yet can achieve an annual average economy of 2.4L/100 km (100 mpg) and CO2 emissions of just 83g/km.
To support its ultimate goal of producing more than 100,000 cars per year, Fisker Automotive is building a world-class global importer and retail network to market and service its vehicles.