It’s been a few years since Fisker Automotive imploded and production of the Fisker Karma ended, but the plug-in hybrid supercar is set to make a comeback later this year. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the automaker, now named Karma Automotive and owned by Wanxiang Group, will revive the Karma plug-in hybrid later this year under a new name – the Karma Revero.
The original Fisker Karma went out of production in 2012 and although the Revero will look very similar to the original, it’s getting a different name to avoid any association with the old Karma. The other big change is that unlike the original the Revero will not be built in Finland, and will be built in California instead.
Karma Automotive is keeping most of the details under wraps, but it’s expected that the Revero will get a new battery, charger and electrical components. The company recently signed an agreement with BMW to supply electrical components for the Revero, which means that some big changes will happen under the hood. We’ll have to wait and see if the Revero will also get some styling updates to differentiate it from the Fisker Karma.
“There are huge, serious, major upgrades throughout the electronics systems, wiring, charging, battery,” said Jim Taylor Karma’s chief marketing officer. “It just won’t be visible to the naked eye.”
Karma Automotive plans to start taking orders later this year, with the official debut expected to be sometime in July or August.
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