Fisker has unveiled a new production model, the Fisker Surf, at the Frankfurt motor show.
The Fisker Surf is a variant on today’s Karma saloon, around 5m long, and built around the same range-extender electric drivetrain and aluminium spaceframe structure.
The new model will go on sale next year and will be built alongside the Karma at the Valmet facility, in Finland. According to company sources, Fisker expects to sell around 3500 examples of the new model each year, along with around 7000 Karma saloons annually.
By 2015 these two cars will be joined by a cabrio model, which was previewed as the Sunset concept at the Detroit show in 2009.
Last month Fisker revealed an engine deal with BMW, which will see the Munich-based company suppling a version of its new-generation 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine for use Fisker’s range of smaller models due in 2013.
Codenamed Nina, the new line-up will use the same 20kWh battery pack and range-extending engine/generator layout, but will be sized between the Audi A5 and A6 and go on sale in late 2013. Initially, three models will be based on the new Nina architecture, the first of which will be a ‘radically styled’ saloon. The Nina family will be built at the ex-GM factory in Delaware, which latterly built the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky roadsters.