Fisker introduces Atlantic sedan, but gives few details
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NEW YORK -- Fisker Automotive unveiled a concept version of its Atlantic plug-in hybrid sedan, expected to be priced in the $50,000 to $60,000 range and sized similarly to the Audi A5 or BMW 3-series.
The Atlantic features a BMW four-cylinder engine that acts as a generator for a second-generation Fisker lithium-ion battery pack that powers electric motors. The car will be offered in both rear-drive and all-wheel drive configurations.
Sharing much of the design language with the $103,000 Karma sedan, the Atlantic concept features a glass roof with an X-shaped cross-brace that Fisker says gives rear-seat occupants more headroom. The car's wheels are pushed to the corners, affording extra legroom for occupants.
Fisker executives declined to provide other details about the car, such as its dimensions, price, on-sale date, and assembly location.
CEO Tom LaSorda, in an interview, said the company may be rethinking whether to build the vehicle at a plant in Wilmington, Del.
"The whole plan has changed," he said.
"Wilmington is our primary site…but there are other options. We have to look at what's best for the company and the shareholders."
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