The new electric sedan from the American luxury automaker will be called the Fisker Atlantic according to an inside source. The four-door plug-in hybrid will be priced around the $50,000 range and will slide in under the existing Karma model at almost half the price. The source also confirmed that the Atlantic will be powered by BMW’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine though no specifics have been released on its electric motor.
We’re guessing the Atlantic will either make or break the Fisker brand, especially with its recent battery recall on all of its Karma models. The lower price range might attract more consumers, but Fisker will still be fighting an uphill battle to ensure that its vehicles are reliable and the technology is sound. If it is successful, however, we could finally see Fisker broadening its model lineup to include a sporty coupe.
We’ll be reporting live from New York next week, paying close attention to what Fisker brings.