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Karma announces two new models for LA Auto Show

09-11-2019 10:00
Karma Automotive will be unveiling a new sedan and a roadster at the Los-Angeles Auto Show coming up later this month.

Karma Automotive will be unveiling a new sedan and a roadster at the Los-Angeles Auto Show coming up later this month.

The new Karma Revero GTS is going to be a powered-up modification of the Revero GT hybrid sedan/saloon. The latter currently ships with two rear-axle mounted engines producing 543 PS (400 kW) and 746 Nm (550 lb-ft) in total. A 1.5-liter, three-cylinder turbo engine is used as a power generator, and a 28-kWh battery gives 129 kilometers (80 miles) of range from a single charge. With the generator factored in, though, the total range amounts to a respectable 579 km (360 miles). Accelerating 0-97 km/h (0-60 mph) takes 4.5 seconds.

In turn, the coupe-shaped Karma SC2 is a revised version of the SC1 Vision Concept that debuted at the 2019 Auto Shanghai this spring. Both cars look like design studies for future Karma-branded electric cars. The SC1 show car featured gull-wing doors, a face recognition system, and a HUD display with Augmented Reality support. No technical specs are available to this date.

Karma Automotive is a new automaker and successor of Fisker Automotive. Headquartered in California, USA, it is owned by Wanxiang Group (China). Previous projects of the company often involved cooperation with BMW and Pininfarina.



Editor Andrew Raspopov
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