Fisker is gunning for the Audi A5 Sportback with the latest addition to its eco-friendly range.
The Atlantic has been unveiled at the New York Motor Show, and slots into the line-up below the range-extending Karma supersaloon.
It’s key to Fisker’s plan to become a big-selling mainstream manufacturer and will cost around £45,000 when it hits the UK in right-hand drive at the end of next year.
As you can see, the Atlantic looks like a smaller version of the Karma, with the same sleek lines, but shorter overhangs front and rear. There is a bold grille and a set of ‘eagle eye’ headlights, giving a familiar face. Replace the show car’s gaudy red wheels with more subtle designs, and you have the production-ready version.
Under the skin is existing Fisker range-extender technology, but the Karma’s GM-sourced 2.0-litre turbo makes way for a four-cylinder BMW petrol engine, which acts as a generator to keep the batteries charged. The car will be rear-wheel drive, with four-wheel drive available as an option.
Inside is space for four adults, thanks to a long wheelbase and cleverly designed roofline. The Atlantic will be built at the former GM plant in Wilmington, Delaware.