Daniel01
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The Karma Revero Is A Slightly Updated Fisker Karma And That's A Good Thing

Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:46 pm

The Chinese company that bought bankrupt Fisker, Wanxiang, made a crucial decision when it came to resurrecting the Karma: the basic exterior design would be left pretty much the same. I think this was a pretty smart idea, since the look of the car was never the problem: the crappy build quality, the cramped interior, and the willingness to catch fire were far more pressing issues. Now they’ve revealed the car, and, yes, it looks mostly the same.

The name of the car has changed, too. Instead of being known as the Fisker Karma, the Fisker part has been dropped, the model name has shifted to become the company name, and a new model name, Revero, has sneakily slid in.

So, what we’re looking at today is the Revero, and, like the Karma of yore, it’s a handsome, striking design. The basic design of the Karma was always athletic, feline, and imposing, like some sort of bionic sex-lion, and you can say the same about the Revero, because it seems to be pretty much unchanged.

Read more at: http://jalopnik.com/the-karma-revero-is-a-slightly-updated-fisker-karma-and-1785144109

aidan
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Re: The Karma Revero Is A Slightly Updated Fisker Karma And That's A Good Thing

Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:28 pm

This is a beautiful vehicle


"The 2017 Karma Revero (nee Fisker Karma) was formally unveiled to the public and to Fisker owners tonight at an event in the canyons of Laguna Beach, south of Los Angeles.

Executives of the company formed from the bankrupt wreckage of Fisker Automotive pledged that they've fixed the car's 2012 problems, while maintaining the striking design that gives the range-extended electric luxury sedan such public appeal.

And, they said, the chairman of Chinese parts maker Wanxiang, the new owner, had told them to take the time needed to get it right—so they still wouldn't say when they intend to put the car on sale, though it'll likely be within a few months.

DON'T MISS: 2012 Fisker Karma Plug-In Is Real, But Will Company Survive? (Feb 2012)"

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/110 ... fotainment

jimmyjon
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Re: The Karma Revero Is A Slightly Updated Fisker Karma And That's A Good Thing

Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:37 pm

The new Revero is manufactured in Morena Claifornia rather than Finland as it has been in the past. It has a solar panel roof and has structural updates to meet increased safety standards. It looks like they took it seriously to upgrade from the old and the exterior is hot as usual.

sam
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Re: The Karma Revero Is A Slightly Updated Fisker Karma And That's A Good Thing

Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:11 pm

From Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/ ... la-wannabe

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"From a distance, the new Revero looks nearly identical to the original Fisker Karma (see: phoenix, ash) but with a few tweaks along the grill, long bi-xenon headlights, and side vents. There are also unique, hand-painted emblems on the front and rear of the body that signify the update. Inside, the Karma’s infotainment system has been streamlined so that it is more intuitive and simpler than its predecessor, and functions such as Apple CarPlay are also new to the Revero.

Revero has three drive modes and regenerative braking. It gets the equivalent of 403 horsepower on its rear-wheel-drivetrain, which includes a 260-horsepower, turbocharged four-cylinder engine sourced from GM and a 21.4 kWh lithium ion battery. Top speed is 125 miles per hour, with a 0-60mph sprint of 5.4 seconds, or .2 seconds slower than the $93,200 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid.
The car’s solar-cell-covered roof helps it reach a total driving range of 300 miles; electric-only range hits just 50 miles. You can charge it to 80 percent of capacity in 24 minutes, if you have a special charger. Using a 120-v, 16-amp charger, it takes 10 hours.
It’s No Tesla
James Taylor is the chief revenue officer of Karma Automotive.
James Taylor is the chief revenue officer of Karma Automotive. Source: Karma Automotive
Did you catch all that? Yes, unlike the pure-electric plug-in Tesla Model S and Model X SUV, which are excellent vehicles, the Revero uses electricity, gas and solar power to run. “It will be the first car sold in the U.S. powered by electricity, gas and solar,” company execs repeated like a mantra in press materials and statements.
In fact this new Karma Revero straddles the Old World (engaged analog driving) and New World (alt-fuel energy and auto-drive), rather than forcing any sort of new electric revolution. It’s not just a big computer on wheels was the message at the debut.
Guests peruse artistic mock-ups of the Karma Revero during the Laguna Beach unveiling.
Guests peruse artistic mock-ups of the Karma Revero during the Laguna Beach unveiling. Source: Karma Automotive
That’s in stark contrast with Tesla, which founder Elon Musk has often said is meant to engage owners more like an iPhone 7 than a conventional V8.
Jim Taylor, Karma’s chief revenue officer, spoke specifically about the Revero as a relaxed driving machine, not a technological device. Reports of Karma company executives in tears at the debut reinforced the brand’s reputation as one for true-believing hybrid devotees.
Karma Automotive hasn’t yet allowed press drives of the car, and it hasn’t specified when production will begin, but it is taking pre-orders. "

voltage
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Re: The Karma Revero Is A Slightly Updated Fisker Karma And That's A Good Thing

Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:38 pm

Its pretty impressive - uses gas, electricity and solar power. Someone better tell Justin Bieber :lol:

sam
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Re: The Karma Revero Is A Slightly Updated Fisker Karma And That's A Good Thing

Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:15 pm

voltage wrote:Its pretty impressive - uses gas, electricity and solar power. Someone better tell Justin Bieber :lol:



Lol. But yeah it is pretty impressive

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