Karma teases new concept car made in collaboration with Pininfarina

US car maker set to debut three new concept models at Auto Shanghai in April

13 March 2019 - 17:50 By AFP Relaxnews
A teaser image of Karma's new concept vehicle made in collaboration with Pininfarina.
A teaser image of Karma's new concept vehicle made in collaboration with Pininfarina.
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Just a week after Karma Automotive published a teaser image of the Vision concept – one of the "Shanghai Big Three" models expected to debut at Auto Shanghai 2019 – the company has unveiled a second model from its Pininfarina partnership.

Last week, the California-based luxury car manufacturer announced that it would be unveiling three new models at Auto Shanghai 2019, dubbed the "Shanghai Big Three". It offered a teaser image of the Vision concept's rear-end.

On Monday, the company published a second teaser image - this time of the concept project created in partnership with Pininfarina.

The collaboration was announced earlier this year and is "expected to play a role in Karma's 'value-forward' business plan by helping the car maker accelerate future technology and product development through Pininfarina's turnkey automotive experience".

The teaser image looks only to be a sketch of the vehicle, with a wide and low body, slim headlights and a conventional set of side mirrors – a surprising choice from the "high-tech" manufacturer as these components are often swapped for cameras in the most advanced concepts.

The Vision concept that was teased last week does indeed appear to have its side mirrors replaced by rear-facing cameras. Apart from this detail, all we can see of the vehicle is its wide rear-end, which features a narrow taillight spanning its width.

The Vision concept, as well as the Pininfarina model, will be unveiled at Auto Shanghai 2019, which runs in China from April 16 to 25.