A member of the TFLcar community sent in a video showing what looks to be the refreshed Karma Revero out testing.
We have another spy shot submission, folks! Today, a TFL community member named Samuel sent in a video of a prototype car out testing in the Los Angeles area. By our consensus, it appears to be a refreshed Karma Revero. Other outlets have reported a similar looking test car out and about in California over the past few months. It’s likely that this is the same car, since it sports the same camouflage pattern.
Don’t call this a Fisker – it’s a Karma. While this car is based on the original Fisker Karma that went on sale back in 2012, the Fisker company itself no longer exists. The current outfit, Karma Automotive, was established in 2015. Chinese auto parts company Wanxiang Group owns Karma. Karma’s headquarters are currently in Irvine, California.
Now, the Revero does currently exist as a revamped version of the original car. However, by “revamp”, not much actually changed. The interior and exterior of the Fisker Karma remain largely intact. Karma’s current Revero uses a turbocharged-four cylinder engine and two electric motors. That combination delivers 403 horsepower and 981 lb-ft of torque, all to the rear wheels.
While that car is more reheated leftovers, this seems, on the surface, to be a bit different. This looks like the company’s first attempt to completely revamp the model. Karma will build this car in small numbers, and we’ll see if this car will be hit with the same issues that plagued the Fisker’s success. Current reports slate this car to go on sale as a 2020 model, but not much information is currently available beyond speculation. Whenever it goes on sale, don’t expect it to be cheap. After all, the current car costs over $130,000.
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