Fisker has been working on a more affordable version of its EVer formula under the codename "Project: Nina" for some time.
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On the eve of the 2012 New York auto show, Fisker Automotive pulled the wraps off of the result of that project.
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The Fisker Atlantic is notably smaller than the automaker's first vehicle, the Karma, and is scaled to compete with the BMW 3 Series and Audi A5.
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A truncated rear end is both an aerodynamic element and a styling cue.
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LED taillights allow the Atlantic to utilize very narrow rear light clusters.
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While Henrik Fisker gave no specific numbers when discussing the Atlantic's price, he explained that the sedan would be competitive in its class. Signs point to $45,000 to $50,000 starting prices.
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Despite its coupelike appearance, the Atlantic is actually a sedan, hiding its second set of doors in a very Hyundai Veloster-esque manner.
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Fold-flat rear seats and a usable trunk are features that Fisker claims makes the Atlantic a "car for families."
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“This car will be built. It will go into production,” said Fisker Automotive co-founder Henrik Fisker.
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Asymmetrical trim on the leather seats is usually a "concept-only" touch. However, this is Fisker we're talking about, so it could make it into the production car.
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Like the Karma, the Atlantic features and electric power train that is augmented by a gasoline generator when its 30 to 40 miles of EV range is drained.
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We have few details on the specifics of this power train, only that a BMW-sourced gasoline engine will handle generator duties.
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