There are no secrets in the auto industry. Not many, anyway, as the U.S. auto show season continues to grind on. The latest maker to find its plans in disarray is Fisker Automotive. It had planned to introduce an all-new “affordable” plug-in hybrid in New York, later this week, but photos have leaked out a bit earlier than the California-based start-up had anticipated.
The second program from Fisker, which took its name from company founder and Danish designer Henrik Fisker, it had been going by the code-name “Project Nina.” But according to images that have somehow landed on a Czech website, the new, coupe-like model will be designated the Fisker Atlantic — at least that’s what’s on the shot of the rear license plate.
Fisker had planned to unveil the new model during a small gathering prior to this week’s NY Auto Show – though the Atlantic was not going to be displayed on the show floor itself. It appears we’ll still have to wait until Tuesday night for specifics, though some details have been showing up already.
What’s absolutely certain is that the new model will use a plug-in hybrid platform, just like the Fisker Karma. But unlike the GM-derived four-cylinder gas engine in the current, $102,000 sports car, the Atlantic is expected to use a small engine derived from BMW.