The vehicle has a very smooth shape and a double-bubble roof.
Karma Automotive and Pininfarina team up to create a concept that debuts at the 2019 Shanghai Motor Show on April 16. The latest teaser shows off the front of the vehicle. We have made the image brighter to make the details a little easier to see.
Judging by this brighter sketch (compare with the original above), the Karma Vision has a lower fascia with an array of vertical slats and a separation in the middle. There are skinny, LED headlights that partially flow up the broad fenders. The general shape suggests the vehicle has a smooth bonnet, and there's a subtle double-bubble-effect for the roof.
"Karma is united in spirit with Pininfarina through our shared commitment to stunning design, and we are excited about the reaction we anticipate the end result of our partnership will generate," Karma CEO Dr. Lance Zhou said in the release of the latest teaser.
The last teaser (below) shows the rear of the separate Karma Vision concept. This design appears to have similar styling as the Pininfarina-designed model by featuring a very smooth shape with wide fenders. LED taillights span the rear to accentuate the vehicle's size.
Karma plans to unveil three vehicles at the 2019 Shanghai Motor Show, including the Pininfarina-designed model and the Vision concept. The third member of the trio is the next-gen Revero. Spy shots from March 2018 indicate that the new Revero might look a lot like the current one. The test mule at least still uses the existing body but with a revised front and rear end. The concealment on these saloons hides the exact changes that the automaker intends to make.
KARMA’S PININFARINA PARTNERSHIP BREAKS COVER
IRVINE, Calif. (March 11, 2019) – Southern California-based luxury electric automaker Karma Automotive today released a glimpse of the first results of its partnership with the iconic Italian luxury design and engineering house Pininfarina.
A Pininfarina-designed concept car, along with a next-generation luxury electric Revero and an all-electric Karma Vision concept, will form Karma’s “Shanghai Big Three” product announcement at Auto Shanghai 2019.
Karma’s Pininfarina collaboration was announced in January and is a major addition to the automaker’s growing list of strategic business partnerships. The alignment, and others like it, is expected to play an important role in Karma’s ‘Value-Forward’ business plan by helping the automaker accelerate future technology and product development through Pininfarina’s turn-key automotive experience.
“Karma is united in spirit with Pininfarina through our shared commitment to stunning design, and we are excited about the reaction we anticipate the end result of our partnership will generate,” said Karma CEO, Dr. Lance Zhou.
Auto Shanghai 2019, held at the National Center for Exhibition and Convention in Shanghai, opens April 16 and runs through April 25.
Meet Karma Automotive and Karma Revero:
Karma Automotive designs, engineers, assembles and markets luxury electric vehicles, all from its Southern California base of operations. Founded in 2014 and employing nearly 1,000 people worldwide, Karma Automotive is committed to elevating and growing the luxury mobility experience for its customers and draws on global relationships and technology partners to achieve this. Named Green Car Journal’s 2018 Luxury Green Car of the Year, Karma Revero is a luxury electric vehicle powered by dual electric motors that embodies the company’s goals of offering leading automotive design, technology, customization and an outstanding customer experience.
Learn more about Karma Automotive and Revero at www.karmaautomotive.com or visit the password-free Karma Newsroom at www.karmanewsroom.com for the latest press releases, videos and images.
Pininfarina is a luxury design and engineering house established in 1930, icon of the Italian design in the world, which has contributed to write the history of the global automotive industry. Employing nearly 700 people through its offices in Italy, Germany, China and the United States, Pininfarina continues to be the benchmark of the auto and industrial design, deeply involved to designing customer journeys, unique user experiences merging physical and digital worlds through aesthetics and technology. Pininfarina portfolio of services cover design, engineering, conception and manufacturing of unique cars or very small runs. Pininfarina also represents today one of the most prestigious brands in Architecture and Interiors with dozens of awards achieved. Learn more about on www.pininfarina.com