Despite Fisker Automotive’s well publicized troubles with DEO funding (or lack thereof) and issues surrounding its Karma extended-range plug-in hybrid, the Anaheim-based automaker is pressing on with its next model, the Nina.
Up until now, we haven’t really known all that much about the company’s latest plug-in hybrid — save for a teaser image released last week. Apart from the car’s outline, we know based on past comments from Henrik Fisker that the Nina is meant to act as a “high-volume vehicle for a lower price.”
But thanks to some recent spy shots from the folks over at Autoblog, some wily photographers were able to capture a few candid pics of the Nina ahead of its New York Auto Show debut.
From what we can gather from the shots, right off the bat the Nina appears to be shorter in length than the Karma. Design-wise, other than the difference in length, the Nina seems to share a lot of similar aspects with its automotive sibling. Both appear to carry the “EVer” rear badge and familiar separated front grille with raked venting. However, where the Karma’s venting is vertically-shaped, the Nina’s appear to form a horizontal pattern. Additionally, the Nina doesn’t seem to feature the same diamond-shaped exhaust outlets found on the Karma.
Of course what everyone would really like to know now is: how much? Again we simply don’t know. Some have guessed between $40,000 and $45,000, but nothing is official. Reports suggest that the Nina will utilize a four-cylinder BMWengine, but that has yet to be corroborated. Unfortunately, it looks like we’re just going to have to exercise some patience and restrain until the car’s official debut at the New York Auto Show next week.
With that being said, we’d like to know what your first impressions of the Fisker Nina are? Do you like it? Do you hate it? Sound off in the comments section below.
Photo Credit: Brenda Priddy & Co
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