• 2020 Karma Revero

Shanghai Auto Show: Karma Announces 3 New Vehicles

Karma Automotive Plans To Ramp Up of Production

Karma Automotive, the phoenix of the Fisker brand, has spent the past few years revising its business plan, building an all-new factory in Southern California, and this week making the big announcement of what they are calling the “Shanghai Big Three.” It’s a “New Dawn” at Karma.

The Revero gets a refresh

Karma has been selling the plug-in hybrid Revero through its dealer network since late 2016. At the Shanghai Auto Show this week Karma set the stage for fast growth with three new luxury electric vehicles.

First up will be the 2020 Karma Revero GT sedan, with twin electric motors producing 536 horsepower to the rear wheels. Charging the motors is a 1.5-liter, three-cylinder engine supplied by BMW. Expect to see the Revero GT in dealerships later in 2019.

Pininfarina did the bodywork for the upcoming coupe
The Pininfarina retains a distinctive Karma look

On the near horizon is the Karma Pininfarina GT coupe, coming from the famed design company based in Turin, Italy. Based on the 2020 Revero GT sedan, the Pininfarina GT coupe has a completely new body style and interior. Aligning with Pininfarina is an exciting step for Karma.

Finally to All-Electric

Then, in the future, the Karma SC1 Vision Concept will be Karma’s first all-electric car. The full electrification in Karma’s future includes advanced technology such as 5G connectivity. The company is developing a “humanized communication system” of touch, voice, eye and other interfaces that hopes to offer “seamless interaction.”

A look at Karma’s future

Karma CEO Dr. Lance Zhou said at the introduction: “Taken together, our Shanghai Big Three shows what Karma is today, what Karma can be tomorrow, and where Karma is heading in the future.”

Inside the SC1 Vision looks ready to roll

Clean Fleet Report is intrigued by Karma. Their rebirth has been slow, steady and calculated. They plan on delivering highly customizable, hand-built cars that will offer style, luxury and performance. Clean Fleet Report will have updates on all Karma models, including a road test review of the 2020 Revero GT when it is available later this year.

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About Author: John Faulkner

John Faulkner is an automotive marketing professional with more than 30 years experience branding, launching and marketing automobiles. He has worked with General Motors (all Divisions), Chrysler (Dodge, Jeep, Eagle), Ford and Lincoln-Mercury, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan and Toyota on consumer events and sales training programs. His interest in automobiles is broad and deep, beginning as a child riding in the back seat of his parent's 1950 Studebaker. He has a keen appreciation of Art Deco design, no bias for domestic versus foreign makes and loves competition - whether that be F1, IndyCar, Sports Cars, NASCAR or participating in Track Days at places such as Laguna Seca, Thunderhill or Willow Springs. John lives in Dana Point, CA, and enjoys a top-down drive on PCH on an early Sunday morning.

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