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Fisker Launches Surf Shooting Brake

Second plug-in hybrid aimed at boogy boarders with bucks.

by on Sep.15, 2011

Fisker's Surf offers a more functional take on the California start-up's new plug-in hybrid.

Just weeks after delivering its first plug-in hybrid to actor Leonardo Di Caprio, Fisker is ready to roll out an all-new version of its coupe-like Karma sedan.

The new Fisker Surf offers an alternate take with a distinctly European flair that some might be tempted to compare to Ferrari’s new FF shooting brake – which can be found a few stands down at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show.

The sporty design is likely to connect with buyers on the Continent, where wagons remain extremely popular but, in fact, the name, Surf, suggests that Fisker’s design team had California in mind.  The new model is now big enough to conceal a surfboard.

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That’s good news considering one of the biggest complaints about the Karma is the lack of a useful trunk, its cargo compartment measuring a meager 7.1 cubic feet.  The Surf nearly doubles that, at 12.7 cf, and with the rear seat down it jumps to 29.0.