It has been a long time coming, but the new Fisker Ocean SUV has its eyes set firmly on the Tesla Model Y
The covers have finally come off the Fisker Ocean electric SUV at the LA Auto Show, boasting the “longest battery range in the world in its price class”.
Production will start in Graz, Austria, on November 17, 2022, precisely one year after the date of the car’s unveiling in Los Angeles.
The Ocean range will consist of four grades, starting with the Sport – while Ultra, Extreme and One grades will provide potential buyers with more lushly-equipped variants.
Prices start in the UK from £32,490 (AUD$60,400) for the Sport model and will top out at £59,900 (AUD$111,360) for the top spec Extreme grade.
The entry level Ocean Sport model has an estimated range of 400km and is powered by a single motor, front-wheel drive layout. The Sport produces 205kW of power, however peak torque has not been revealed.
Stepping up into the Ultra model gives you a dual-motor, all-wheel drive setup which has a range of 547km and an impressive 400kW of power.
The Fisker Ocean Extreme and One extend range and power output slightly to 563km and 410kW of power, enough to propel the SUV to 100km/h in just 3.6 seconds.
According to the company’s founder, Henrik Fisker, the SUV drives “like a sports car” thanks to torque vectoring fitted to all grades bar the entry level Sport variant.
Although actual battery size has not been confirmed by Fisker, the company has said that in Ultra and Extreme grades they would be bigger than 80kWh.
Fisker has been keen to market the Ocean’s use of a fully-vegan interior incorporating recycled materials such as fishing nets, plastic bottles, old t-shirts and renewed rubber.
Another sustainability element to the SUV is the Fisker SolarSky roof, which the company claims can add an additional 3200km of range per year under ideal conditions – or about 8.5km per day for free if the sun shone consistently.
A large 17.1-inch central screen can move from portrait to landscape mode when stationary, which Fisker calls ‘Hollywood mode’ – allowing drivers and passengers to consume content while waiting for charging to finish, for instance.
Several driver assist functions have been built into the Fisker Ocean, including safety braking functions (AEB) and warning systems. A combination of radar, ultrasonic sensors and cameras combine to keep drivers and passengers safe on the roads.
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