The American carmaker Fisker has managed to launch its 2012 Karma and deliver it successfully. According to Dutch newspaper, De Telegraaf, the company is ready to unveil the production version of the 2013 Fisker Surf at the Paris Auto Show in September. With this, the company intends to expand the line-up of hybrid cars with a second body style and a production-ready version.
Last year, the Surf Concept made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor show, and this is the ready-to-build adaptation of the same. According to manufacturer’s the Fisker Karma Surf is a crossover of a sports car and a station wagon, combining luxury, style, utility and economy without compromising the sustainable use of resources and environment. Its shooting brake body style is adapted from the Ferrari FF, with a flexible load-carrying capacity.
Just like the Karma, the Surf will employ a battery-electric motor, supported by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder, turbocharged engine. The range of the battery alone is 80km, and with full tank supporting the fully charged battery, the Surf can travel up to 480km.
Valmet factory in Finland will be the manufacturing facility for the Surf. It has and annual production capacity of 15,000 units, including 7,000 Karma sedans. The Surf is limited edition model, with just 3,500 to come to the world.
A convertible with a retractable hardtop will make its official debut at the next year’s Geneva Auto Show.