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Fisker ‘Project Nina’ to debut at New York Auto Show

Thu, 22 Mar 2012

Fisker's Project Nina teased ahead of the New York Auto Show

The ‘Project Nina’ from Fisker – a smaller take on the Karma – will debut at the New York Motor Show in April.

It’s taken a very long time for Henrik Fisker to get the Karma out to the public, and even then it looks like it still wasn’t really ready to go, with reports of faults and breakdowns already starting to filter in from the handful of Karma owners.

But the next stage of Fisker’s evolution in to a fully fledged maker of range-extending EVs is ‘Project Nina’, a smaller car that the Fisker – thing 3 Series – which has been funded to a great degree by the US taxpayer.

Unlike the Fisker Karma which is made in Finland – at least for now – Project Nina (we don’t have a name for Fisker’s new car yet) will be built in a US facility bought and paid for with US Government money.

‘Nina’ is designed to use a similar range-extender drivetrain to the Karma (and Nina will get BMW 4-pot engines) but in a smaller package. We expect the first iteration of Project Nina to be a 3 Series sized saloon with a coupe, convertible, estate and maybe even a crossover in the pipeline assuming Nina – and Karma – manage to make decent sales.

The Expectation is that the first Nina will go up against cars like Teslas’s pure EV Model S and at similar money. That would mean around $50k in the US and probably the same in GBP when it arrives in the UK.

More on Fisker Nina from the New York Motor Show next month – if not before.

By Cars UK