When you're starting up a new luxury automaker – especially a high-end one – it's easy for prices to quickly escalate beyond their anticipated targets. And that's just what's happened with the Fisker Karma.

Way back when (in 2008), the upstart automaker was talking about selling the Karma for $80,000. Then, the initial base MSRP was set at $87,900 until Fisker raised prices again – and began taking orders – for its hybrid luxury at $95,900. As of this Thursday, even this price will jump by some six percent to $102,000.

That's for the base Eco Standard model, while the top Eco Chic trim level will now sell for $116,000. Those who put down deposits at the previous prices, however, will have another month to firm up their orders to get theirs at the original rate.


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      poppopeyes
      • 3 Years Ago
      not a fan of that grille.
      Krishan Mistry
      • 3 Years Ago
      This car is becoming increasingly irrelevant.
        me
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Krishan Mistry
        This car and the Tesla Model S both. Overprice, overpromise, and underdeliver.
      Dvanos
      • 3 Years Ago
      These guys better stop or they are going to price themselves out the market. Also for $100k they need to offer a better interior.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dvanos
        [blocked]
      rmkensington
      • 3 Years Ago
      New M5 for $92,000 or a Fisker for $102,000? Thats a tough decision.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @rmkensington
        [blocked]
        Krishan Mistry
        • 3 Years Ago
        @rmkensington
        If I was offered for free either a Fisker Karma or a basic 528i worth 1/3 the price, I would take the one with 6 cylinders in a line. M5 on the table? Fisk-who?
        me
        • 3 Years Ago
        @rmkensington
        The Fisker will probably not be able to beat a 535i or A6 in any department other than being electric.
      JonathanBond
      • 3 Years Ago
      You know what. I'm done with frisker. Price will eventually go up again. I'm all for Tesla again. Karma lost me
      savelandr
      • 3 Years Ago
      Does this seem a bit like an electric version of the Shelby Series 1? Price keeps climbing, promises keep dropping (the 100+mpg electric rating is now 52, with 20mpg on gas). They also claimed they'd be delivering cars by late 2009.
      jonnybimmer
      • 3 Years Ago
      I highly doubt this will have any effect for the first customers. Personally, I always saw this as a 100k car anyways. I was shocked when I originally saw it going for 88k.
      donnieorama
      • 3 Years Ago
      Damn! Now I can't afford it! Oh, wait--I couldn't afford it at $87k, either.
      benzaholic
      • 3 Years Ago
      There are several odd viewing angles and questionable design features like that mustachioed front, but the way the passenger compartment sits down between the wheels is just obscenely hot.
      smw
      • 3 Years Ago
      They are probably leaving money on the table even at the higher prices. With limited production why not make it auction based and drive up the price & exclusivity?
      • 3 Years Ago
      This car looks like a strange metallic fish.
      BipDBo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Apparently, hybrids are now sold by the pound.
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