California-based electric carmaker Fisker Inc. has just announced a limited edition of the Ocean electric SUV for the Indian market. Fisker will be bringing the Ocean SUV to India in its top-spec Extreme version, which will be limited to just 100 units. The India-spec model is called the Ocean Extreme Vigyan Edition, named after the company’s India headquarters in Hyderabad that it set up last April.
Fisker says the all-electric SUV will be homologated for India by September, with deliveries set to commence by the fourth quarter of 2023.
- Fisker Ocean Extreme has a WLTP range of up to 707km
- It’s a highly sustainable SUV with recycled interior trims
- India will get just 100 units of the Ocean Extreme
We had reported about Fisker’s interest in bringing the Ocean SUV to India back in January 2020, and it’s plans are finally coming to fruition after the SUV entered production late last year. The range-topping Extreme version, however, was only unveiled this March.
Fisker Ocean Extreme Vigyan Edition: what’s to know
The top-spec Ocean Extreme gets a 113kWh battery pack and dual electric motors that produce 572hp and 737Nm. Fisker claims a 0-100kph sprint time of under 4 seconds and a range of 707km on a single charge as per the WLTP cycle. This is the highest claimed range of any SUV on sale in Europe currently.
Sustainability is one of the key attributes of the Ocean SUV – it has vegan interiors, recycled carpets made from regenerated nylon, recycled rubber in several areas and even a solar panel on the roof to boost range.
It’s also well-kitted in terms of features – there’s a 17.1-inch revolving touchscreen infotainment system, digital rear-view mirror, powered tailgate, 3D surround sound system, front and rear heated seats, 360-degree cameras, ADAS features and drives modes named Earth, Fun and Hyper. It remains to be seen if Fisker adds any India-specific elements for the Ocean Extreme Vigyan Edition.
Fisker Ocean Extreme Vigyan Edition: pricing in India
Fisker says it will try to align the prices of the Ocean Extreme in India with those in Europe. For reference, the Ocean Extreme is priced at €69,950 in Germany, which roughly translates to about Rs 64.5 lakh, but that’s before import taxes and logistics. Given that it will be a full import, prices could shoot well above Rs 1 crore, which means it will find itself in the company of other luxury SUVs like the BMW iX, Audi e-tron and Jaguar i-Pace.
That said, the company has previously contemplated setting up a battery and vehicle assembly plant in India, if provided with adequate support from the government. This, then, could hint at future possibilities that the brand could be exploring in India as chairman and CEO Henrik Fisker says, “India offers exciting opportunities for us, and we plan to grow our brand rapidly over the coming years.”