2012 Fisker Karma 3 Top Gear Review by 11 year old Josh Asarnow...

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The Fisker Karma is a plug-in hybrid luxury sports sedan that was produced by Fisker Automotive between 2011 and 2012. The cars were manufactured at Valmet Automotive in Finland. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rated the Karma’s combined city/highway fuel economy at 52 mpg-US ( L/100 km; 62 mpg-imp) equivalent (MPG-e) in all-electric mode, and at 20 mpg-US (12 L/100 km; 24 mpg-imp) in gasoline-only mode. EPA’s official all-electric range is 32 mi (51 km). Due to the very small cabin interior volume, the EPA rated the Fisker Karma as a subcompact. After missing its initial late 2009 launch, and after the launch was rescheduled several times, the first deliveries took place in the in late July 2011, and deliveries to retail customers began in November 2011. Pricing in the started at US$102,000 for the basic model, and US$116,000 for the top model. Around 1,800 units were delivered in North America and Europe through December 2012. Production was suspended in November 2012 due to financial difficulties, with about 2,450 Karmas built since 2011. After furloughing its US workers in late March 2013, Fisker Automotive filed for bankruptcy in November 2013, after the Department of Energy auctioned its debt and sold it to Hybrid Technology LLC for US$25 million. The Fisker Karma was revealed at the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It is the first car from Fisker Automotive, a new auto maker based in Anaheim, California, founded on 5 September 2007. Production began in July 2011, and the first two deliveries took place in the United States on July 26, 2011. In October 2011 the first Karma delivered in the UK was auctioned to benefit Pratham UK and raised a bid of GB£140,000 (around US$220,000). Chevy Volt, Fisker Karma, Toyota Prius C, Toyota Prius V, Toyota Camry Hybrid, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Kia Optima Hybridm, Ford Focus Electric, Honda Civic Hybrid, Mitsubishi I-Miev, fisker karma price, fisker karma car, karma car, fisker car

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2012 Fisker Karma - 3 Top Gear Review by 11 year old Josh Asarnow...

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11 Year Old Josh Asarnow introduces the brand new 2012 Fisker Karma while on vacation in West Palm Beach, FL.

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Electric Luxury And Performance. Plug In Or Fill Up.

Finally, sustainable design without compromise. Introducing the Fisker Karma, the first true electric luxury vehicle with extended range and the freedom to plug in or fill up. With the ability to toggle between the all-electric Stealth Mode or fuel assisted Sport Mode with the simple shift of the paddle, the Karma delivers high impact performance while maintaining a low impact on the environment. The Fisker Karma — a bold expression of un-compromised responsible luxury

Design

The elegant lines of windswept sand dunes and the muscular grace of a cheetah inspired the design of the Fisker Karma. The design team’s inspiration were also led by the understanding of the principles of order, and the harmony of opposing structures, textures and elements.

Interior Materials

The components that form the Karma’s interior are as unique as they are essential to continuing Fisker’s sustainable and accountable design philosophy. Every Karma produced reflects Fisker’s dedication to the use of reclaimed, recycled and reusable materials: Wood trim is sourced from reclaimed lumber, seating foam is fashioned from soy-based bio fiber and the carpet backing is created from recycled post-consumer materials.

The Karma EcoStandard features an interior environment that’s tinted a rich shade of black (Black Onyx Monotone) and emulates pure grain leather. The EcoSport’s leather comes from the world’s first closed-loop leather manufacturing plant. Not only is the leather sourced from farms that abide by the Five Freedoms of Humane Animal Treatment, approximately 85% of the entire hide is used (more than double the amount used by traditional automakers). The Karma EcoChic is the most advanced sustainable trim package available. It features 100% post-industry virgin textile Premium EcoSuede to surround occupants in a lush and sustainable driving environment.

22″ Wheels

The Fisker Karma is the first production vehicle to feature 22″ Circuit Blade wheels wrapped in Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires as standard equipment. The wheels are powder-coated to provide an enduring finish and limit harmful VOC emissions in the manufacturing process. The Karma also comes standard with a race-inspired braking system — featuring large rotors and Brembo™ Monobloc calipers that incorporates regenerative braking in order to capture kinetic energy during deceleration.

Command Center

A simple touch screen interface was designed to manage the premium audio, navigation, iPod™, Bluetooth™ and climate control systems. To reflect Fisker’s signature design detail, a chrome bezel surrounds the flat screen glass surface — perfectly complementing the jewel-like quality of the instrument gauge cluster.

Solar Roof

Featuring the largest solar glass roof ever designed for a production vehicle, the Fisker Karma harnesses energy from the sun to extend the driving range for up to an additional 200 miles/322 km annually. Custom designed to be a wonder of both art and engineering, the roof visually conveys the Karma’s advanced technology and environmental purpose.

Reclaimed Wood

The Karma’s uniquely refined interior wood trim is 100% sustainably sourced from Fallen, Sunken and Rescued Wood™ to ensure that no live growth is ever used. Fallen Wood™ comes from fallen trees in the western United States. Sunken Wood™ has a white oak finish with a beautiful patina, created naturally after resting at the bottom of Lake Michigan for over 300 years. Rescued Wood™ is recovered from trees from wildfires in California.

Lighting

Every Karma comes standard with Bi-Xenon headlamps and low energy LED lamps throughout the vehicle. The Karma also uses low-voltage LED exterior lighting, including the car’s reverse, rear fog and side marker lights to conserve power wherever possible.

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