With the much-delayed Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid finally heading to showrooms, the automaker is looking to expand its product lineup. At the Frankfurt Motor Show this week, Fisker unveiled the Surf concept, which bridges the gap between a sedan and a crossover.
Although the Surf is based on the Karma, designers were inspired by the Ferrari FF. At the show, Fisker execs were even quoted as saying, “The shape is a bit like a Ferrari FF. But with four doors!”
With its hatchback design and large rear cargo area, the Surf would offer far greater utility than the standard Karma. However, execs say it weighs just 66 pounds more than the sedan it’s based on.
“The Surf is a first-of-its-kind eco-friendly lifestyle vehicle that offers space, performance and luxury design for people who live an active, environmentally conscious lifestyle and like to drive beautiful cars,” Fisker CEO/Executive Design Director, Henrik Fisker.
The current Karma sedan produces a total of 403 horsepower and of 981 pound-feet of torque. Its innovative powertrain allows for a total range of 300 miles, 50 miles in its pure electric mode and 250 miles with the anxiety-free range-extender. The Karma can also achieve up to 100 mpg with just 83g CO₂/km on an annual basis. In sport mode, the top speed of the Fisker Karma is 125 mph and with a 0-60 mph time of 5.9 seconds.
Fisker says the Surf will launch in 2013 and it will likely carry a base price around $100,000.