The history of the Karma company began back in 2007, when it was called Fisker Automotive. But the only independent model of the Fisker Karma was not successful: its production began in 2011 and ended in 2012. And two years later, the bankrupt company Fisker Automotive was bought out by Chinese investors and renamed Karma Automotive, after the name of the only production model.
Since then, the company has been plagued by bad karma: a series of staff cuts, the sale of production sites, litigation, the recall of the barely launched Revero model and the subsequent stop of sales. The last sign of the unlucky automaker’s activity was the presentation of the Karma GS-6 model in 2021, although it was only an attempt at another modernization of the same Fisker Karma sedan from 2008.
The company has recently started a new stage of activity. In the spring, a new president was appointed, he became Marquez McCammon, who previously worked at Chrysler and Saleen. First of all, he closed a lot of projects he had started, and the other day a new promising model Karma Kaveya was presented in Las Vegas. However, so far only in the form of a concept car. According to the manufacturer, the development is now at the stage of a “full-featured prototype”.
Kaveya is a Grand Tourismo class coupe. The spectacular body has an aluminum frame and carbon fiber exterior panels. The sports car flaunts graceful curves and strokes of lighting equipment. The windshield, panoramic roof and trunk lid glass form a single transparent surface, the stern is crowned with a retractable spoiler. The sports car is based on 19-inch wheels shod in tires Michelin. Kaveya measures 4768 mm in length, 2002 mm in width and 1255 mm in height, and the wheelbase is 2718 mm. That is, the novelty is noticeably more compact than the Revero sedan (4988 mm in length, wheelbase 3159 mm).
The Karma Kaveya is no longer a hybrid, but a pure electric car with all-wheel drive. The electric motors collectively develop 1,196 hp and 1,720 Nm, which provides acceleration to 100 km/h in less than three seconds. The maximum speed is 290 km/h. A traction battery with a capacity of 120 kWh is responsible for autonomy, this should be enough for 402 km of mileage. The charge can be replenished from 10 to 80% in 45 minutes. There will also be a rear-wheel drive version with a capacity of 543 hp.
The Karma Kaveya coupe will be released in a limited edition of 353 copies, but the launch is scheduled only for the fourth quarter of 2025. While only pre-orders are open, the reserve will cost the future owner of the exclusive 10 thousand dollars. At the same time, in the third quarter of 2024, Karma promises to resume the production of Revero hybrid sedans, and the fourth quarter is scheduled for the debut of the rear-wheel drive electric sedan Karma Gyesera. So far, it is highlighted only in the form of a teaser: apparently, it will be just a kind of the same Karma developed by Henrik Fisker.