Toyota Supra builder could produce Fisker Ocean, too – Roadshow

Supra, Z4, G-Class… and the Ocean?


What might the Toyota Supra, BMW Z4 and Fisker Ocean all have in frequent? The identical producer.

This previous Friday, Reuters reported that Magna Steyr, a subsidiary of Canada’s Magna Worldwide, signed a memorandum of understanding with Fisker to construct the upcoming electrical SUV in late 2022. Magna Steyr didn’t instantly return our request to substantiate talks and Fisker didn’t instantly return Roadshow’s request for touch upon the matter.

Magna Steyr is, in fact, the house of the Supra and Z4 — two quite unlikely platform mates. The corporate, based mostly in Graz, Austria, additionally builds the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. So, sure, Magna Steyr can be a reasonably unbelievable firm to deal with remaining manufacturing.

It is turn into clear as Fisker continues to tease extra details about its comeback EV that Fisker itself seemingly will not be the one to construct it. The corporate might not even use its personal platform. As a substitute, Fisker beforehand confirmed it continues to debate utilizing Volkswagen’s MEB electric car platform for the automobile. There isn’t any stable settlement with VW right now, nonetheless.

In accordance with Reuters, Fisker hopes to have a remaining settlement with Magna within the coming months to safe manufacturing of the automobile. When the Ocean does start rolling off the manufacturing line, it is going to be the primary EV from the beforehand defunct firm. CEO Henrik Fisker’s first go at an car firm produced the Karma. At the moment, the automobile nonetheless exists considerably after China’s Wanxiang bought the know-how and created the Karma model, which sells the Revero.

It is not fully clear if Magna will produce the Ocean for each nation, nonetheless. The unique report cites feedback from Fisker suggesting manufacturing for the US and China might land elsewhere.

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Sean Szymkowski