2017 Karma Revero Unveiled, The Fisker Karma Lives Again! (video)

AUG 11 2016 BY MARK KANE 9

The Revero Gets Karma's New Logo

The Revero Gets Karma’s New Logo

Karma Automotive has released its first few images (and a video) of its upcoming Revero plug-in hybrid. And yes, it is still essentially the same car as the Fisker Karma.

As noted by the company’s website via a “countdown clock“, there is still 28 days left until the full unveiling.

Update: Apparently Karma has let Wired take out the car for a quick first drive – and while still not releasing all the info, there is a few new revelations – like the Karma’s solar roof is trated at 200 watts, and now capable of powering the HV motor. Watch here.

Chief Revenue Officer Jim Taylor has also let us in on some details (via Automotive News), namely that the Revero’s range should be close to 50 miles (as opposed to the original Karma’s 32 mile EPA rating).

“We think we’re in Tesla’s court,” Taylor said. “If it was just about style, we would only go head to head with Aston Martin and Maserati. But these buyers are also interested in the technology.”

Karma hopes to build ~900 Reveros at its Moreno, CA facility over the next year

Karma hopes to build ~900 Reveros at its Moreno, CA facility over the next year

As for pricing, no details yet, but the CRO did confirm earlier suggestions that the Revero will be priced higher than $115,000 – the original cost of the Fisker Karma.  Several months ago we heard rumors of a price around $135,000…and that would seem to be the case still today.

Owners of the original Fisker Karma will be offered ‘first shot’ at reserving a new model this week, with Taylor noting those original owners are “so passionate, borderline fanatical. We want to give them first crack at it.”   Karma says they hope to produce about 900 copies in the first 12 months of production

 

In May, the first prototype Revero was produced at Karma’s California facility (details), and given the company’s statement at the time, this looks to be that car.

A flame-red 1993 Chevrolet Camaro was the last car to roll off an assembly line in Southern California 24 years ago. We changed that this May when the first Karma Revero rolled off our Moreno Valley assembly line. The first of many.”

Karma Revero Debuts

Karma Revero Debuts

Karma did highlight/tease a few things on the Revero to get things kick off however:  new badging, solar roof and the PHEV’s simple/intuitive infotainment system

Karma Badge

The badges on each Revero are hand-painted, one at a time. No other car company has ever done this. Consider it a small but symbolic statement about craftsmanship and individuality.

Karma Revero - Karma Badge

Karma Revero – Karma Badge

Solar Roof

Our solar roof will create enough energy to power the car. No other vehicle sold in the U.S. has ever offered this capability. Our owners consider our solar roof an important element in our brand identity, and we listened.

Karma Revero - Solar Roof

Karma Revero – Solar Roof

Infotainment

Our new infotainment system represents a departure from the norm.  It is simple, intuitive, and beautiful. If you like a 200 page supplement to the owner’s manual to describe your infotainment system, look elsewhere.

Karma Revero - Infotainment

Karma Revero – Infotainment

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9 Comments on "2017 Karma Revero Unveiled, The Fisker Karma Lives Again! (video)"

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ffbj

Bad karma cannot be expiated.

turboro

Anyone an idea about the new specs? The old had 32mi range EV only and 220mi combined with its combustion engine too. That does not sound like a strong benefit for a Hybrid.

floydboy

The solar roof will power the car? The motive power or just the accessories?

Ambulator

If they claim the solar roof can power the car I have no reason not to believe it includes motive power. It is certainly possible. I’d expect a week or so in the sun to go its maximum electric range.

offib

W I R E D just put out a video/review of this car.

They do claim that the solar panel charges the battery, and it can produce 200 watts!

At least it did something no one did before. Although, that would mean 5 hours would produce 1kWh.

On the other hand in the hottest areas that made many a LEAF fall victim, this solar panel could actually maintain reasonable battery temperature. While unlugged.

The bigger upside is what would happen if this solar roof was applied to a larger roof of a vehicle, like a Wagon version of this, on the roof of a LEAF, or a Chrysler Pacifica…

TomArt

It’s not a deeply-flawed idea, but they will have to scale back their language, or face criticism because people will not plug it in, expecting the car to charge completely in the sunlight in the same amount of time.

Koenigsegg

“The badges on each Revero are hand-painted, one at a time. No other car company has ever done this. Consider it a small but symbolic statement about craftsmanship and individuality.”

Damn im sold

LOL!

Kdawg

“Our solar roof will create enough energy to power the car.”…..

For 10 ft.

Rick Bronson

Solar roof will power only the Air-conditioner and not the car.

Whether it will power the heater, hey in winter the sunlight is much shorter because of the cloud, rain & snow.

The roof area is very short, but when Tesla introduces the solar panel, it will provide lot more power because its roof is also longer. That’s the advantage of a hatch/wagon style vehicle.