Automotive Press Release) Fisker Automotive Unveils the
All-New Fisker Atlantic in New York
• Atlantic design
prototype confirms Fisker Automotive’s bold future direction
• Uncompromised styling reinforcing commitment to exquisite
• Four-door sporting sedan with a luxurious and practical
• Driven by Fisker’s advanced EVer powertrain technology:
electric car with extended-range freedom
• Rear-wheel drive with all-wheel drive option
Atlantic marks Fisker’s
next step in its transition from start-up automaker to mainstream
New York, 3 April 2012 – Fisker Automotive is pleased to unveil its
all-new model, the Atlantic sedan. This is the latest model in the
company’s expanding line up of extended-range luxury electric cars.
Revealed as a design prototype at a special VIP preview event the
night before the New York Auto Show press days begin, the Fisker
Atlantic design prototype is a luxury four-door sporting sedan with
a practical interior. It is aimed at young families who want to
drive an impactful, high-end vehicle while making a positive
statement about responsibilities - both in terms of their commitment
to sustainability and the practicalities of everyday life.
The Atlantic uses the latest second generation EVer (Electric
Vehicle with extended range) technology. It will offer all the
benefits of electric drive while at the same time eliminating the
“range anxiety” experienced with an all-electric powertrain.
Like the Karma sedan, the Fisker Atlantic is a plug-in series hybrid
vehicle that allows drivers to switch manually or automatically
between electric and gasoline driving modes and sustain the charge
of its lithium ion batteries on the move.
Its four-cylinder gasoline engine, which acts as a generator and is
not mechanically connected to the wheels, is tuned to offer maximum
economy and high torque. This Atlantic EVer powertrain will offer
highly competitive performance for a car in its class. The standard
powertrain will be configured for rear-wheel drive and an all-wheel
drive version will be offered as an option.
The Atlantic design prototype’s glass roof shows off a ridged
‘spider’ structure. This incredibly strong construction also allows
the Atlantic to offer a remarkable amount of rear headroom for a car
with its sleek, coupe-like stance. This high-tech approach fulfills
and surpasses all current and future rollover safety and crash-test
requirements worldwide. The Fisker Atlantic’s long wheelbase also
affords extra legroom for rear passengers and more space in the
The unique, exciting styling of the Atlantic retains and progresses
Fisker’s signature design DNA. Henrik Fisker and his design team set
out to create the most beautiful and dramatic vehicle in its class.
Much of the design was inspired by nature, for example, the dynamic
side theme, with strong sculptural lines that optically cross the
center and over the rear wheels of the car. This gives a sense of
power - replicating the stance of a wild tiger ready to pounce.
Further important design details to note include an evolution of the
Fisker Karma signature grille, with a wider sculptured line defining
the power dome on the hood. Strong creases emerge from the inside of
the headlamps and continue back over the hood to elongate the car.
The sharp headlights themselves give an ‘eagle eye’ with a strength
of strong character not seen on a production car before. These
touches allow the Atlantic to create a greater rear-view mirror
presence than any other vehicle in its class.
Additionally, the rear door handles have been elegantly integrated
in the rear C-pillars, to continue the sense and look of a sporting
coupe without losing the practicality of a four-door sedan. The
extremely slim LED tail lamps use the latest technology allowing
them to split into two parts to offer a wider aperture for the trunk
opening. The rear end of the car is clean and aerodynamically
shaped, with a sharp spoiler lip on the trunk that runs down over
the side of the car to enhance aerodynamic performance.
Overall, the Fisker Atlantic’s dimensions are comparable to those of
an Audi A5. It has been engineered inside and out to offer a dynamic
yet compact feel on the road.
“We are exceptionally proud of the Atlantic design prototype, and
believe we have created another groundbreaking car that looks and
will drive like nothing else on the road in this class,” said Henrik
Fisker, co-founder, Executive Chairman, and Design Director of
“Fisker Automotive is transitioning from a start-up automaker to a
fully-fledged mainstream car manufacturer and the Atlantic is a
crucial milestone in that process,” said Tom LaSorda, CEO Fisker
Automotive. “We have a long way to go, but in the near future Fisker
intends to deliver this exceptional American-designed, engineered,
and manufactured vehicle to showrooms worldwide.”
“I’m confident the Fisker Atlantic will inspire people and win the
brand many new customers who may not have considered an EVer powered
vehicle like this before.”
More details on the Fisker Atlantic, including statistics, prices
and an on-sale date will be given closer to the launch of the
ABOUT FISKER AUTOMOTIVE, INC.
Fisker Automotive is an
American car company, founded in 2007, committed to producing
electric vehicles with extended range (EVer) that deliver
uncompromised responsible luxury. The company is designing and
developing the world’s first line of premium electric plug-in
hybrids representing the company’s firm belief that environmentally
conscious cars need not sacrifice passion, style, or performance.
Fisker Automotive is a global company that is redefining luxury for
the modern sports car buyer. For more information on the brand and
the Fisker Karma Sedan, please go to http://fiskerautomotive.com.