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Telsa's Miami store is scheduled to open soon, but it won't be the only high-end green car dealership in the city by the end of the year. Long-time local car dealer Warren Henry Zinn will open up a Fisker Chic showroom in Northern Dade County this fall, and the announcement of the new store gives us a better idea of what it'll be like to shop for the $87,900 Karma plug-in hybrid. Check it:
Your Fisker experience will begin with your own "Fisker Personal Concierge". When you arrive and begin to enjoy the Fisker experience you will only deal with one person from that point forward. For sales or for service or for any questions you may have, your very own personal Fisker Concierge will be dedicated to making certain that all your needs are catered to correctly.
Warren Henry Zinn's Warren Henry Automobiles also sells Land Rover, Jaguar, Volvo and Infiniti vehicles. For a look at the difference in Fisker and Tesla's approaches to setting up dealerships, read this.
[Source: Reuters PR]
Warren Henry Zinn Introduces Fisker to Miami
THE NATURE OF LUXURY, TECHNOLOGY, BEAUTY AND ECO CHIC IS HERE
MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Warren Henry Zinn is introducing the world's first luxury plug-in hybrid, the Fisker Karma, to South Florida with the opening of Fisker Miami. The "green" American premium sports car focuses on environmentally friendly technology without compromising the style, performance and design of the car. The inspiration at Fisker Automotive is to create environmentally friendly vehicles that live up to the standards to which luxury car aficionados are accustomed. The 2010 Fisker Karma is proof that environmentally friendly cars don't need to sacrifice style, performance and luxury.
Zinn is creating a Fisker Chic showroom in Northern Dade County to display the sleek new sports cars. Your Fisker experience will begin with your own "Fisker Personal Concierge". When you arrive and begin to enjoy the Fisker experience you will only deal with one person from that point forward. For sales or for service or for any questions you may have, your very own personal Fisker Concierge will be dedicated to making certain that all your needs are catered to correctly. The doors to the new dealership are expected to open in fourth quarter, 2009.
Fisker Coachbuild, LLC and Quantum Technologies partnered in September 2007 to combine their design skills and technological advancements to create the Fisker Karma. Fisker Automotive is creating a superior vehicle that appeals to consumers while making a difference to the environment. Plug-in hybrids like the Fisker Karma are the fastest way to reduce fuel consumption and emissions without sacrificing daily driving habits.
The Karma uses Q-Drive plug-in hybrid technology, which was developed exclusively for Fisker Automotive, allowing the car to burn no fuel for the first 50 miles when fully charged. After 50 miles a powerful 260 horsepower turbocharged Ecotec engine kicks in which provides power for the car's two electric motors, which generate 403 horsepower and can deliver zero to sixty times of around 5.8 seconds! In electric-only Stealth mode Karma hits a top speed of 95 miles an hour. Sport Mode can be selected on demand to deliver peak power and torque, resulting in a top speed of 125 mph. A full-length solar roof panel helps charge the car's batteries and provide cooling for vehicle's interior. A fully charged Karma can achieve an annual average of more than 100 miles per gallon!
Karma's exterior design features the continual flow of sculpture and dramatic proportion that is signature Fisker style. A low, wide stance and raised front fenders and an enhanced upper grill and enlarged lower intake for improved airflow make the Karma instantly recognizeable. The Karma also benefits from having the world's largest continuously formed glass solar panel roof on a car – an industry first and a standard feature on all Karma sedans.
Extreme proportions, beautiful sculpturing and earth-friendly materials are the key elements that set the Karma apart. Karma's Sustainable and Accountable Design is reflected in the use of reusable materials enhanced with modern technology. For example, wood trim is sourced from non-living trees: "Fallen Trees" that have succumbed to age; "Rescued Trees" burned in forest fires; and even "Sunken Trees" lying in American lake bottoms. Imagine being surrounded by rubbed and finished wood retrieved from the bottom of Lake Michigan that has been there since the late 1800's.
The focus on the design for the Karma was to create an Eco-Chic factor delivering astounding performance and a futuristic design that has already been internationally recognized. Without compromising any features, the car's beauty is emitted through both the exterior and interior designs creating a modern, sophisticated and luxurious finish. Fisker Karma is the complete package providing the best technology to help preserve the environment and the finest design, making this car incomparable to any other car on the road. The Fisker Karma is the world's first true premium plug-in hybrid sports sedan. The price of the car starts at $87,900 ($80,400 after U.S. Government tax credits) and the first 99 will feature a personalized plaque with a designated car number and signature from Henrik Fisker. Further details can be found at www.fiskerautomotive.com and www.FiskerMiami.com.
Warren Henry Zinn, Dealer Principal, comments, "I am so excited to be the first to introduce Fisker Automobiles to the South Florida market. I have great confidence that the success of the Karma will change the direction of the automobile industry to be more eco-conscious while still delivering luxury and incredible performance."
Warren Henry Zinn has been in the automobile industry for more than 33 years. He has been serving South Florida by delivering the very best in luxury vehicles and luxury values with the Warren Henry dealerships. There are 6 dealerships in the Warren Henry family; including Warren Henry Jaguar, Land Rover North Dade, Land Rover South Dade, Warren Henry Volvo, Warren Henry Infiniti and Warren Henry Infiniti of Davie. Warren Henry has earned the reputation for being the dealer for those that want the very best in service, sales, and value.