Fisker Ups The Price On Its Unavailable Car
They say that “everything sells at a price,” but right now no amount of money will buy you a Fisker Karma. And, according to a leaked internal email obtained by Fiskerbuzz.com, the price of the Valmet-built luxury plug-in hybrid is rising.
In 2008, pricing was originally estimated to be around $80,000. This estimate was then more clearly defined in 2009 as an MSRP of $87,900 and has now increased another $8,000 to the final pricing of $95,900 for the EcoStandard model.
Is this price bump in any way related to Fisker’s recently-announced production delay, or is it just bad Karma? Fiskerbuzz pleads for calm:
The Karma’s solar roof, the largest continuous and most highly curved solar roof in a passenger car, was planned to be a $5,000 option. The roof is now standard.
With an MSRP of $95,900 the Karma is within 10% of the originally announced MSRP of $87,900 announced in 2009 – an incremental change over the course of two years.
More pricing info and apologia/perspective (depending on how you look at it) after the jump…
Fisker’s new pricing structure now looks something like this (before all government incentives):
EcoStandard Trim: $95,900
EcoSport Trim: $103,900
EcoChic Trim: $108,900
Destination fee is $950.
Tri-Tone Leather is a $2,200 fee.
Diamond Dust Paint is a $3,000 fee.
Special Paint is a $3,000 fee.
And though there are a lot decimal places in those prices, fiskerbuzz insists that the increase to the Karma’s already-high price doesn’t change the fact that the sleek PHEV is unique… and good value?
At $88,400 after federal tax incentives, the Karma is within $500 of its originally announced MSRP of $87,900. Local incentives offer additional savings.
The Karma starts $1,400 less than a Porsche Panamera S (both 400hp) after $7500 federal tax incentives are applied. Local incentives offer additional savings. Additionally, the Karma is significantly more efficient and will be much more exclusive.
The Karma starts $19,500 less than a similarly-equipped Tesla Roadster — $20,500 less when you include destination charges.
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There are actually no decimal places in those numbers. ($100,000 has no decimal places. $9.99 has two.)
While I'm skeptical of Fisker, this article is a bit much. "according to a leaked internal email" It was an email to customers/reservation holders. No point trying to play up the info as secret. "And though there are a lot decimal places in those prices," I see no decimal places in those prices, which leads me to believe the author doesn't know what a decimal place is.