• Jul 22, 2010
Fisker dealer Mike Sullivan discusses the sales timeline – Click above to watch video after the jump

When Fisker received $189 million in funding, the company gave a production target date for its long-awaited Karma of February of 2011. That release date has been delayed more than once, so Fisker held a second coming-out party at its Santa Monica dealership to stoke the fires, during which dealer principal Mike Sullivan began to color in some details of the run-up to February.

Sullivan said that at the LA Auto Show this November the upstart automaker will have full-sized Karma mockups on the floor to show off color and interior combinations. Immediately after the show, prospective customers can go to the dealer and take the new plug-in sedan on test drives, and with production beginning in Q1 of 2011, the deliveries would begin in March and April. Get all the details in the video after the jump.



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      • 4 Years Ago
      I think it's a beautiful looking car and for the price, looks, performance, and efficiency, this car is a steal.

      If you can't get over the grill, think of it as the Cheshire Cat's grin.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Tesla Model S - you don't have to imagine a cartoon character to appreciate how that looks.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The car I will be driving in 2011, hands down...its stunning from every angle, thanks Henrik for bringing the ultrasexy Aston look to an American marque called Fisker.....one with regenerative brakes, zero emissions, solar roof, and some real panache this country hasn't offered in...uhhhh, forever...

      I see a smirking bull shark from the front ready to devour some premium sedan market share and change the game here folks...
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's a fish!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Vaporware
        • 4 Years Ago
        The Joker Face!

        This Karma, however, seen in person looks quite awesome! It's wide and low with huge tires. Just as Mr. Fisker intended from his first sketch!

        Can't wait to see them on the road!
        • 4 Years Ago
        The Joker lives!
        • 4 Years Ago
        You sound like Jason Hill, that is his favorite word.

        I think this car is oddly proportioned with big wheels and a grill that is uninspired.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Can't get over the looks of this car.. just doesn't look good at all. looks like a smiling fish, even worse then the Mazda smile fascia.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I can say that the Fisker Karma looks very different from different angles. I can say it looks a little cat fish like from head on. Every other view the Karma looks excellent. I saw it a stop on its latest tour.

      http://visualrenaissancegallery.com/Other/Fisker-Karma/12321980_ejy5o#879846432_vDwVg
      • 4 Years Ago
      It will be the second electric car with a Mustache. The first being the mighty Top Gear Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust Electric Car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Only the most inarticulate, unimaginative, banal people try their damnedest to find an unattractive face on every car. It's gone way past the point of irritating at this point and it's simply because no one can spend a moment to actually look at a car. They just see a thumbnail, home in on one feature and obsess over it. Imagine if these same people were to go to a wine tasting (and really, I doubt that would ever happen since a can of Bud and an episode of Lost is likely far more attractive to them). They'd gulp the wine down, glass after glass and say "All those wines just taste like grapes!" You're missing the point. Spend some time and actually look at it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        +1

        I love the lines on this car. This is the sexiest "practical" hybrid car I have seen so far. I wonder if they put as much care into the performance as they have style and hybrid technology.
        • 4 Years Ago
        So...you're calling the front end a thumbnail? I'm thinking you're the one who doesn't understand what a thumbnail is. Tesla Model S is a million times better looking, and half the price.
        • 4 Years Ago
        So the front end is not a thumbnail!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Never said that it was, you just accused me of it because of your poor reading comprehension skills. That's what I've been saying all along. The fact you even think that the words "thumbnail" and "front end" could be confused by any sane person is astonishing. Especially given the obvious context implying something very different.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I think I just heard the sound of the all the readers of your comment slapping their foreheads in amazed exasperation. I hate to break it to you but a thumbnail is actually a small picture on a webpage and you have made a grave mistake in reading comprehension.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I think you don't even understand what a "thumbnail" is and thus prove my point beautifully.
      • 4 Years Ago


      The Karma is a handsome, aggressive looking car, period. If you have no taste then go ahead and buy a Lexus if that makes you feel better.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The front grill is not shaped attractively and this ruins the whole car,
      no matter how great the rest of it looks.

      I'm not crazy about the diamond shaped air intakes either.

      Are they taking lessons from Acura?

      • 4 Years Ago
      I didn't think I would live so long to see such a cool looking car. Now if they would just get rid of all the hybrid crap and drop in a 3.0L diesel engine they would have something. I'll bet a 3rd party does this within 4 years - if the company lasts that long.

      http://etcgreen.com Are you driving you last gasoline powered (hybrid) car?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Every time I see this car's mustache I wonder why it isn't tying a woman to railroad tracks.
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