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Car FYI's 2024 Canadian Automotive Guide: Fisker

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Product Lineup: Ocean

Overall Brand Impression: 

The second iteration of an electrified auto company that his worn Henrik Fisker’s last name, the California-based Fisker Inc. is hoping to establish a healthy niche in a crowded marketplace. Officially entering business in Canada towards the end of 2023, Fisker has an ambitious product plan starting with the Ocean premium crossover vehicle.

What’s New for 2024: 

The Fisker Ocean is the latest entrant in the exploding premium-grade, battery electric crossover vehicle genre. Debuting as the One first edition model last year, the Ocean is available in three trim levels; Sport, Ultra and Extreme.

Ahead of the 2024 model year, Fisker has rebalanced the pricing for their Ocean trim lineup. The high-end Ocean Extreme trimmed model receives a sizable price reduction of $10,200 Canadian (from $89,999 in 2023 to $79,799 in 2024). Buyers who had already committed to purchasing a Fisker Ocean Extreme model prior to the price reduction are eligible for the price adjustment. However, while the Extreme’s price has been cut, Fisker has included inflated the price for the Sport and Ultra trim levels. The 2024 Ocean Ultra is priced at $67,999 Canadian (a $4,000 increase) while the entry-level Sport will cost $45,999 (up by $2,000 over last year). 

The Sport trimmed model of the 2024 Fisker Ocean is propelled through a single electric that drives the front wheels. Capable of travelling up to 371.7 kilometers on a single charge, the Fisker Sport comes standard equipped with a BigSky roof, 17.1-inch center touchscreen, front heated seats and Adaptive Drive Control. The Fisker Ocean Ultra is fitted with an upgraded powertrain consisting of a dual motor all-wheel drive system and a larger capacity battery allowing for a 563-kilometer range. The brand’s intriguing California Mode and an enhanced audio system is also included with the Ultra trim. Achieving a peak range of 579 kilometers for the Ocean family, the 2024 Fisker Ocean Extreme rises to the top loaded with attractive luxury items such as a SolarSky Roof, front and rear heated seats as well as the Fisker Pulse Audio System.   

In addition to advertising some unique features such as Smart Traction, California Mode, Limo Mode and a Revolve rotating center display screen, Fisker Ocean models environmental consciousness extends to its construction. Ethically-sourced, sustainable materials are used for the Ocean’s interior with recycled plastics contributing to the upholstery and other interior pieces. 

Beyond 2024, Fisker intends to promptly add two new models. Planned for launch in the first quarter of 2025 by Fisker is their Alaska promoted as the world’s most sustainable pickup truck. Also anticipated to enter production in 2025 is a stylish, lower-cost smaller crossover companion to the Ocean called the PEAR. 

Highlight Models for 2024:

Photo Credit: Fisker Inc.

Fisker Ocean Extreme ($67,999 Canadian): Capable of transporting passengers up to 579 kilometers on a single charge thanks to its Hyper Range Battery, the 2024 Fisker Ocean Extreme operates with a dual motor configuration totalling 564 horsepower in peak output. Operating as an all-wheel drive crossover, the Ocean Extreme is ladened with intriguingly bold features. 

The fresh, attractive appearance of the well-equipped Fisker Ocean Extreme includes a SolarSky Roof that harvests sunlight to recharge the vehicle’s battery. Another aesthetic detail incorporated on both the Extreme as well as the Ultra trim level of the Ocean is granted to California Mode. California Mode is a novel feature that opens side, rear and roof glass with a single press of a button providing a convertible-like feel for occupants of the crossover SUV. 

Afforded through the compact electric powertrain, the Fisker Ocean’s interior proves comfortable for passengers. Limo Mode available with the Ocean Extreme trimmed model gives rear passengers electrically reclining seating as well as environmental controls at their fingertips. A Revolve center display is another standout feature with the Ocean allowing front passengers to swivel a 17.1-inch touchscreen from a portrait view to landscape view. A 575-watt Fisker Pulse Audio System powered by ELS Studio 3D brilliantly floods the interior with robust surround sound.


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