Karma is coming around again.
Formerly known as Fisker, the plug-in hybrid brand now known as Karma is less than a month away from introducing the production version of the Revero.
Prototypes of the Revero were caught during hot-weather testing in Death Valley, Calif., ahead of the car’s Sept. 8 debut in Orange County, Calif. The four-door, coupe-styled sedan is expected to be more of a continuation of the Fisker Karma than an all-new car.
The looks of the prototype back this up, as the tester looks nearly identical to the original Fisker Karma.
Powertrain details haven’t been released but Karma has said it’s using many of the same suppliers as the original Fisker sedan. That car relied on a 2.0-liter turbocharged General Motors Ecotec engine and an electric motor for 403 total hp.
However, the reborn Karma company -- now privately held by China’s Wanxiang Group -- also has a agreement with BMW to source charging systems and electrical controls for the Revero.
The car will be built in Karma’s new production plant in Moreno Valley, Calif., and the automaker hopes to begin delivering cars by year end. It will sell the Revero through a new network of 10 dealerships in major luxury markets in the U.S. and Canada, at a starting price above the old Fisker’s $110,000 mark.