the Fisker Ocean electric SUV has expressed its preference for the SEM base of the Volkswagen Group, which is being introduced by the ID.3.
Although the Fisker Ocean electric SUV has already opened its pre-orders, it is not yet clear on which base it will be based. But the small brand has expressed its preference for the SEM base of the Volkswagen Group, which is being introduced by the ID.3.
Despite the stinging failure of the Karma sedan, the Danish designer Henrik Fisker is not immune to car production. On the contrary: his next model, the Ocean electric SUV, scheduled for late 2022, is already dreaming of rivaling Tesla's Model Y, thanks to a similar format and very aggressive pricing.
At 4,640 millimeters (182.7 inches) in length, 1,930 millimeters (76 inches) in width and 1,615 millimeters (63.6 inches) in height, the all-electric luxury SUV offers a spacious environment for both front and rear passengers. With thoughtful design touches, new spaces are created for five adults to sit comfortably – even during the longest of rides.
With 566 liters (20 cubic feet) of trunk space, the vehicle presents practicality and utility. The space increases to 708 liters (25 cubic feet) with the parcel shelf removed, expanding to 1,274 liters (45 cubic feet) with the rear seats folded. The Fisker Ocean will come with roof rails and towing hook options. Towing capacity will be released in 2021.
The Fisker Ocean will be offered in a four-wheel drive configuration on all trims except for the base model (Rear wheel drive) – reflecting the vehicle’s off-road capabilities. The standard four-wheel drive configuration will deliver an output of more than 225 kilowatts (more than 300 horsepower), with an ultra-high performance version targeting zero-to-60 mph in less than three seconds (total power output to be announced in 2021).
An agreement under discussion
In search of an investor to help it realise its ambitious project, the young brand has indeed just confirmed that it did not yet have a foundation for its Ocean. While it hopes to base it on the Volkwagen Group's new SEM platform, which has been introduced by ID.3and ID.4, the two companies are still at the negotiation stage for the time being.
If no agreement is reached, this new "trendy" SUV could become more expensive, be seriously delayed or even change its look completely. But for the time being, Fisker is confident that a partnership will be signed, especially since Volkswagen had stated during the I.D. Buggy presentation that it intended to offer its MEB platform to other manufacturers in return for a fee. A way of recovering a small part of the enormous development costs engulfed in its electrical program.