All you need to know about Karma's 'Shanghai Big Three'

Karma Automotive unveils trio of luxurious EVs at Auto Shanghai

18 April 2019 - 06:40 By AFP Relaxnews
Karma introduced its Revero GT, Pininfarina GT and all-electric Karma SC1 Vision Concept at Auto Shanghai 2019.
Karma introduced its Revero GT, Pininfarina GT and all-electric Karma SC1 Vision Concept at Auto Shanghai 2019.
Image: Karma via Twitter

At Auto Shanghai 2019 this week, electric-vehicle manufacturer Karma Automotive unveiled a trio of luxurious EVs - coined by the company as the "Shanghai Big Three".

Earlier this week, Karma launched its "New Dawn" product showcase that has been teased since early last month. The three new models are only the Chinese-owned, California-headquartered brand's second, third and fourth vehicles, despite Karma being founded back in 2014.

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According to the company, the new 2020 Karma Revero GT, the Karma Pininfarina GT coupé and the Karma SC1 Vision Concept represent the automaker's "immediate, mid-term and long-term future" respectively.

2020 Karma Revero GT
2020 Karma Revero GT
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2020 Karma Revero GT

The Karma Revero that originally debuted back in 2016 has returned for the 2020 model year with a GT designation.

In addition to improved technology and more interior and exterior customisation, the performance has been enhanced thanks to a BMW-brand turbocharged three-cylinder engine that delivers 400kW and 745Nm of torque and can bring the vehicle up to 100km/h from zero in 4.5 seconds.

Karma Pininfarina GT
Karma Pininfarina GT
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Karma Pininfarina GT

The Pininfarina GT was developed with Italian design house Pininfarina and is the first result of the partnership. It has the bones of the Revero GT but offers "an alternative design interpretation".

Karma SC1 Vision Concept
Karma SC1 Vision Concept
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Karma SC1 Vision Concept

The Karma SC1 Vision Concept, according to the brand, is a roadster that represents their future – "one that recognises and embraces full electrification". It demonstrates that the company will focus on design customisation and the integration of the latest and smartest tech with multi-sensory (touch, voice and eye) controls.

The 2020 Karma Revero GT will hit the market during the second half of this year. Pricing has not yet been announced.


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