Can Fisker Become A Global EV Force With The Ocean SUV?
The Fisker Ocean has the potential to put legacy automakers on notice and last month, was unveiled in Europe in production guise. Autogefühl had the chance to check it out.
On paper, the Fisker Ocean seems to have a lot going for it. For example, the entry-level Ocean Sport has a front-mounted electric motor with 275 hp paired to the ‘Touring Range’ battery pack, giving the SUV a range of 273 miles (440 km). Shoppers willing to spend a little more can also order the electric Fisker in Ocean Ultra guise with two electric motors, 540 hp, and a larger ‘Hyper Range’ battery that allows it to travel 379 miles (610 km) on a single charge.
Fisker will also sell the Ocean in Extreme and One Launch Edition guises, both of which pump out 550 hp and have 391 miles (630 km) of range on the WLTP cycle.
One of the examples showcased to media members was finished in an intriguing shade of matte blue while the other was painted silver. Both are quite striking, as is the available solar roof that can actually be retracted as a sunroof, a pretty cool feature. The Fisker Ocean also has a special ‘California’ mode where all of the side windows and the rear window can be opened with the touch of a button.
As is often the case with electric vehicles, the cabin of the Fisker Ocean is quite minimal and features a very simple dashboard design. Among the highlights of the interior are the two-spoke steering wheel, the digital instrument cluster, and the massive 17.1-inch infotainment display that can be positioned horizontally or vertically. Fisker has also equipped the Ocean with a digital rearview mirror and an eight-speaker Harman audio system.
Production of the Fisker Ocean is expected to start in November this year.