Fisker Unveils New Car in New York - The Nina Becomes the Atlantic

Fisker Atlantic

In brief: The Fisker Atlantic (formerly codenamed "Nina") was finally unveiled by the secretive Fisker Automotive during the New York Auto Show. Think of it as Karma Lite.

Vehicle in the news

Make/Model: Atlantic
Manufacturer: Fisker Automotive

The word

The Atlantic has many of the styling cues that make the Fisker Karma a breathtaking car. It’s a low-slung, 1:3 design with a saloon hood, dramatically swooped windshield, and a clipped rear end.

Its drive train is the same as the Karma’s, though Fisker has kept silent about it’s details, likely due to the fact that they haven’t been finalized yet. The power plant that will generate the juice for the electric drive system will be a BMW engine, however, rather than a General Motors product this time. An interesting twist since the Karma is assembled in Finland with an American engine and the Atlantic will be assembled in the U.S. with a European engine.

Physically, the Atlantic is a smaller car and will sell at a much lower price point – in the $50,000 range. It will compete with the Audi A5 or BMW 3-series.

And so ...

It’s a beautiful car that, while it is missing a few of the refinements of it’s older Karma sibling, will fit well within the segment as a range-extended electric alternative.

Photo credits: Fisker Automotive

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