Fisker Announces Global Expansion Plans

By Paul Joseph

American automaker Fisker Automotive have recently revealed significant expansion plans including the arrival of new dealerships and showrooms across the world.

The plans come as the company continues to make significant inroads into key international markets. Fisker’s first model, the Karma, which launched in 2008, is increasingly becoming a more frequent sight on the roads of Europe.

During the first four months of 2012, the Karma, one of the world's first production plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, was the second best-selling luxury car in the Netherlands.

The announcement also follows the news that long-established dealer group Guarnieri – who have worked with premium brands including BMW, Porsche, Ferrari, and McLaren – will exclusively import and market all Fisker vehicles in Spain, Portugal and Morocco.

Announcing the new partnership at the Marbella Luxury Weekend, Fisker Automotive’s Executive Chairman Henrik Fisker, said: “We are delighted to have an importer as well-established and experienced as Guarnieri to bring our range-extended luxury cars to Spain.

“This further increases Fisker Automotive’s international distribution footprint as we bring the concept of Responsible Luxury to consumers worldwide.”

Fisker Automotive is also set to open a new state-of-the-art showroom in the Norwegian capital of Oslo, whilst new Fisker Automotive showrooms and dealer facilities have recently opened in Paris and Cannes in France.

In April 2012 the Fisker Atlantic concept was unveiled at the New York International Auto Show.

By Paul Joseph