Fisker has shared its intention to expand the lineup of hybrid cars with a second body style and production ready-version, which is planned to official debut in September at the Paris Motor Show 2012. The US manufacturer will add their production version of the Surf Concept Shooting Brake to the company’s range of cars by the end of 2012 or the beginning of 2013. In March next year a convertible with retractable hardtop will make its official debut at the Geneva Auto Salon.
According to the manufacturer, the Fisker Karma Surf is a of a crossover between a sports car and a station wagon. The Surf combines performance, luxury, style, utility, and economy with an enduring concern for the sustainable use of resources and respect for our natural environment. Compared to the Fisker Karma, the Surf has some additional and flexible load-carrying capability. This is due to the design reminiscent of the Ferrari FF.
The Fisker Surf is powered by a pair of electric motors fed by a battery powers the rear wheels, while a 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is used as a range-extender when the battery runs out of charge. For additional charging the car is equipped with solar panels. The Fisker Surf should have a total range of 483km. Using only its batteries, the Surf has a range of 80km (50 mile).
Some customers have already subscribed for the Surf variant. The production capacity of the factory in Valmet, Finland is 15,000 pieces per year. The new Surf will only account for a small portion of the total volume available. The Californian automaker expects to sell about 3,500 examples in total and about 7,000 Karma saloons each year.