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Karma Automotive Shows Sleek Kaveya Coupe, Outlines Future Plans

  • Karma Automotive, birthed from the 2013 bankruptcy of Fisker Automotive, has revealed its future plans, which include the Kaveya coupe.
  • This sensuous two-door will make up to 1000 horsepower and travel at least 250 miles on a charge when it arrives in 2025, Karma claims.
  • The company is also planning a revised version of its Revero range-extender hybrid and a new electric sedan called Gyesera.

Henrik Fisker—the former BMW, Ford, and Aston Martin designer—returned with his second eponymous company this year, delivering the first examples of the electric Fisker Ocean SUV. But his original dream, the Karma sedan, lived on after Fisker Automotive went bankrupt in 2013. Dubbed the Karma Revero, the slinky sedan has been sold in minuscule numbers by California-based and Chinese-owned Karma Automotive since 2017, refreshed and renamed the GS-6 in 2021. Now Karma has revealed the eye-catching Kaveya coupe, which will lead the company’s three-pronged plan for surviving through the 2020s.

karma kaveya

Karma Automotive

Unveiled in Las Vegas over the weekend, the Kaveya is undoubtedly a stunning machine. Measuring 187.7 inches from bumper to bumper, it’s a tad lengthier than an Aston Martin DB12, although its 107.0-inch wheelbase is about three inches shorter. Karma estimates a curb weight of 5300 pounds, with an aluminum space frame draped in carbon-fiber body panels. The bodywork is smooth and glossy, with thin headlights and taillights and subtle slashes that serve as cooling vents and aerodynamic channels.

Two versions of the Kaveya are planned: a rear-wheel-drive, 536-hp base model and an all-wheel-drive, 1000-hp variant. That version will have 1270 pound-feet of torque, with a target run to 60 mph in less than 3.0 seconds and a top speed over 180 mph. The 120.0-kWh battery will provide a claimed range of more than 250 miles and recharging from 10 to 80 percent will take 45 minutes. Karma didn’t specify which version was shown in these images. The 536-hp model is due out in the fourth quarter of 2025, while Karma is aiming for the fourth quarter of 2026 for the more powerful Kaveya.

2021 karma gs6 front

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2021 Karma GS-6.

Karma also teased two other models on the horizon. The GS-6 will go back to being called the Revero, and the only image Karma provided shows a body that still retains the curvy profile of the original Fisker Karma. The specifications largely mirror the outgoing GS-6, with 536 horsepower from a range-extender hybrid setup that combines two electric motors with a gas engine that serves as a generator. Karma didn’t say if the gas engine will remain the same turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder as the GS-6.

Karma now claims torque will sit at 708 pound-feet, versus 550 pound-feet in the last example we drove, with the zero-to-60-mph time dipping below four seconds. Total range for the rear-wheel-drive sedan is 360 miles with the generator running, with the 28.0-kWh battery—likely the same unit that gave 24.6-kWh of usable capacity back in 2021—providing 65 miles of range on its own. The Revero will make its return in the third quarter of next year.

Karma had previously been developing a fully electric variant called the GSe-6, but that appears to have been canceled in favor of an all-new electric sedan called the Gyesera. Karma only showed a dark teaser image, but the rear-wheel-drive sedan is targeting a range of greater than 250 miles from its 120.0-kWh battery, likely shared with the Kaveya.

While the Gyesera won’t be quite as extreme as the Kaveya, Karma says it will produce 590 horsepower and 693 pound-feet of torque, with 60 mph arriving in under 4.2 seconds and a top speed over 135 mph. The listed dimensions are exactly the same as those for the updated Revero, leading us to wonder how new the Gyesdra will actually be. The 5300-pound curb weight is 257 pounds heavier, and the only detail we current have about the cabin is that it will include an 11.6-inch infotainment screen.

Karma said it hopes to launch the Gyesera in the fourth quarter of 2024, with full details coming next year. We’ll be curious to see if the niche automaker can deliver on its promises over the coming years, but we won’t be holding our breath.

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Caleb Miller began blogging about cars at 13 years old, and he realized his dream of writing for a car magazine after graduating from Carnegie Mellon University and joining the Car and Driver team. He loves quirky and obscure autos, aiming to one day own something bizarre like a Nissan S-Cargo, and is an avid motorsports fan.



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