Fisker has been publishing teasers of his Fisker Ocean crossover since the summer, and, describing one of the pictures, he, I remember, promised a unique completely folding hard top, which none of the competitors have. Journalists and potential clients thought and wondered what this could mean, but today the Dane himself gave a solution. It turns out that all the windows of the Ocean, except the windshield, will be lowered: three side windows on the right and on the left side, one in the tailgate and two wings on the roof – a total of nine. Without Ocean glasses, it’s true in a sense, you can call a convertible, and, we must think, in California, this configuration will often be in demand.
Meanwhile, a few days before solving the problem with the roof, Fisker “poured” on his Twitter a bunch of pictures of the Ocean in the snow, emphasizing its adaptability to any climate. It is known that the crossover will receive an intelligent all-wheel drive system and will safely steer on slippery surfaces. Specifications have not yet been announced, with the exception of the battery capacity (80 kWh, supplier – LG Chem) and the estimated range on a single charge – 250-300 miles (402-483 km). In addition, the solar panels are mounted in the double-folding folding roof, which will give up to 1000 miles (1609 km) of “free” mileage per year.
Fisker has already started accepting orders for Ocean (those who wish to make a deposit of $ 250), but they will have to wait for custom-made cars until at least 2022. Meanwhile, the main competitor of the Ocean – the Tesla Model Y crossover – will get on the conveyor ahead of schedule, namely in the first half of 2020. The basic version of Model Y costs $ 39 thousand, and for the simplest Ocean you have to pay “a little less than 40 thousand”, but there is also the option of subscribing to an electric car – for $ 379 per month.
Apparently, the Model Y and Ocean will be very close in technical specifications and price, but Fisker relies on a brighter design, unusual “chips” like California Mode and emphasized environmental friendliness: the interior is decorated with vegan (read artificial) leather, the rugs are made of recycled fishing nets, rubber from tire waste.
Recall that Fisker Inc. – Fisker’s second automobile company, whose plans for a short period of existence (founded in 2016) have changed several times, which is not a good signal for investors and potential customers. Firker’s previous firm, Fisker Automotive, which produced the Karma hybrid sedan, burned out and was sold to Wanxiang, a Chinese auto parts manufacturer. The Chinese have established on its basis a new company – Karma Automotive, which also has very extensive plans in the electric vehicle segment.