Henrik Fisker may have lost Fisker Karma in bankruptcy, but he hasn’t lost his name or creative juices. Last fall, the Danish designer told us he was designing a radical, more affordable Tesla fighter. Today we have our very first look at his latest creation—an all-electric SUV with a standard range near 300-miles (483-km) that will be priced below $40,000 USD when it rolls out in the second half of 2021.

Up front the wide SUV sports a high-mounted radar system that is flanked by sleek LED headlights above curved fog lights below. Fisker promises a spacious interior with a large heads-up display and a dash with an intuitive user interface. We’d be happy if it was Android Auto and Apple CarPlay friendly too. The sculpted SUV will be offered with all-wheel drive with two electric motors, one in the front and one at the rear. Power will be supplied by an enhanced 80 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

The radical new Fisker Inc. SUV is the first in a planned future lineup of three affordable all-electric vehicles. The California-based company introduced the Fisker EMotion luxury electric sedan (shown above) at CES in 2018. Fisker says its low-volume flagship model will be introduced to the market after the under $40,000 USD SUV is available. The EMotion will reportedly use Fisker Solid-State Battery technology, which the company claims, will be able to “provide more than 500 miles (805 km) of range with a single, quick charge.”

More details about the affordable SUV will be revealed closer to the vehicle’s launch, but expect to see a drivable prototype by the end this year. Fisker Inc. will begin accepting deposits closer to the start of production at a yet to be named facility located in the U.S.

Source: Fisker

Source: MotorTrend

March 19, 2019