Fisker Takes Jab at Tesla With Stunning New SUV Priced Under $40,000 (Pictures Inside)

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It looks like Fisker intends on competing more directly with Tesla with their upcoming SUV which they say will start $40,000. That means their new SUV, called the Ocean, will be priced right around the Tesla Model Y & Model 3. It’ll also cost much less the Fisker’s current flagship model, the Karma sedan,  which starts at $105,000. Fisker also plans on launching the Ocean sometime in the second half of 2021.

Apparently, this is just the start. Fisker says that the Ocean is the first of three “affordable all-electric vehicles created by world-renowned American automotive industry design icon, Henrik Fisker.” The Ocean is the beginning of a transition towards mass market EVs to help them compete with Tesla and other industry leaders. The Ocean looks like it should be a great vehicle to start with, too. It features a very distinguished design which Fisker describes as “futuristic, elegant muscular EV with clean surfaces and a dramatic shape.” We’d certainly have to agree.

Unfortunately, Fisker hasn’t released too many details regarding the Ocean, but there are a few. For starters, the it will have a target range of 300 miles thanks to its 80 KWh lithium-ion battery pack. On the inside will be a spacious interior that features high-quality materials, a large heads-up display, and it will have a button that will allow for an “open-air atmosphere will be made possible without compromising the rugged and safe structural integrity of an SUV.” It’s not exactly clear what this means, but expect some kind of advanced panoramic sunroof feature. While we’re on the topic, the Ocean will also feature the solar sunroof that was first debuted on the Fisker Karma.

Fisker says they are still finalizing where they will be producing the Ocean, but once that is finished buyers will be able to put down deposits. Fisker will also cut out the middle man by handling all of the sales themselves with their “nationwide concierge service.”

There’s still a lot unknown a bout the Fisker Ocean, but with its looks and price it is set to be more than capable rival to some of Tesla’s affordable models.