2012 NYIAS: Fisker Atlantic

2012 NYIAS: Fisker Atlantic image

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Going further

Fisker Automotive has just revealed the design prototype of the Atlantic sedan, expanding the company's line of luxury electric cars.

The Fisker Atlantic design prototype is a luxury four-door sporting sedan with a practical interior aimed at young families who want to drive a striking, high-end vehicle while making a statement about being responsible.

The Atlantic uses the latest second generation EVer (Electric Vehicle with extended range) technology. The plug-in hybrid will offer all the benefits of electric drive while at the same time eliminating the “range anxiety” experienced with an all-electric powertrain.

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.

“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, Executive Chairman and Design Director of Fisker Automotive.

Fisker says that more details on the Atlantic, including specs, prices and an on-sale date will be given closer to the launch of the production car.