Fisker Is Teasing a "Rescue and Mil-Spec" Package for the Ocean SUV
It seems like Fisker has a lot of hopes pinned on this SUVby Sidd Dhimaan, on
The Fisker Ocean SUV was unveiled at the 2020 Consumer Electronics. The company has had beautiful vehicles in the past, but none of them really hit the market. Henrik Fisker, the CEO of Fisker Inc., has the propensity to overcommit and under-deliver, so no one took him seriously when he announced in 2019 that Fisker is planning to build an affordable electric four-wheel-drive SUV with a range of 300 miles.
However, Fisker not only revealed the SUV, but also announced a sub-$30,000 starting price tag – after discounting for the credits – that took everyone by surprise. Now, the company has teased a new off-road trim for the SUV that looks tough and could invoke a lot of interest.
That’s a Tough-Looking SUV
The renders released by Fisker show the SUV with off-road tires, wider stance, high-intensity lighting, and so on.
Up front, the off-road Ocean even features a bull bar acting like sort of a guard that protects the whole face. In one of the renders, you can see the spare tire placed on the hood (the Ocean doesn’t come with a frunk, by the way), whereas in the other rendering, it’s placed on the roof rack.
Why not a tail-mounted spare tire? Anyway, apart from this, you can also see the roof rack with auxiliary lighting. If an off-road trim does make its way, you can expect light bars in the optional accessories list. The SUV is also flaunts wider fender flares and seems to be riding a tad bit higher than the standard Ocean.
Will International Agencies Like The U.N. Be Interested in It?
On the front doors, you can see ‘UN’ lettering, referring to the United Nations. CEO Henrik Fisker told TopGear that “the low center of gravity and wide track brings added stability and makes the Fisker Ocean a perfect clean sustainable utility vehicle, that can be used by international organizations, which need to deploy rescue vehicles in rural areas, it can also be used as a zero-emission military version to transport military personnel, as oil is one of the largest expenses for the military.”
Is this going to be like the electric Land Rover Defender? That tough SUV is a favorite for organizations like the Red Cross Society and Fisker seems to be pitching the Ocean off-roader for similar uses.
The Fisker Ocean Is A Very Strong SUV On Paper
The Fisker Ocean was showcased at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show. This is what we know about the electric SUV until now:
- Slim LED Headlights and Taillights
- Radars For Autonomous Capability
- Front hood/trunk Cannot Be Opened; No Frunk
- Turn Indicators On D-pillar For Better Visibility To Truckers
- Air Ducts On The Rear Bumper For Airflow To The Batteries
- Door Handles Sit Flush With The Body When Not In Use
- 22-inch Wheels
- Rear Windshield Can Be Rolled Down
- Apparently The “World’s Most Sustainable Vehicle”
- 100-percent Vegan Cabin
- Small Screen In Place Of Instrument Cluster
- Big Touchscreen On The Center Console
- Wireless Charging
- Karaoke Mode That Displays Song Lyrics on The Head-up Display
- Five Buttons Below The Touchscreen For Most Commonly Used Functions
- 80-kWh Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
- Minimum Range Of 250 Miles
- Solar Panel On The Roof That Can Add 1,000 Miles Annually
- 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds
- It Will Be Offered With Multiple Powertrains To Choose From
- Base Model With A Single Motor
- Starts at $37,499, Which Effectively Comes Down To $29,999 With The $7,500 Federal Tax Credit
Such news reignites people’s faith in a brand that’s been dilly-dallying with its products to date. This feels like the first time that Fisker means business and is putting an effort in making sure that people like the SUV. An off-roader trim in an SUV is a must these days, and by pasting the U.N. sticker on the render, Fisker has cleverly pitched the idea to governments and international organizations around the world.
The Ocean looks good, has a great cabin, features a pretty decent powertrain and range, and is priced very well. Now, if Fisker can offer good aftersales services, the Ocean could actually go on to become a strong seller in the growing EV market. What are your thoughts on the Ocean’s off-road trim? Share them with us in the comments section below.