Fisker EV to Get Side-Mounted Turn Signals
California-based Fisker Inc. says its upcoming electric crossover vehicle will feature turn signals on the side of the vehicle in addition to traditional front and rear signals.
A teaser image of the unnamed model shows the turn signal mounted high on the vehicle’s rear D-pillar. CEO Henrik Fisker says the design will enhance safety.
The profile image also highlights the EV’s rising beltline and illuminated pop-out door handles. Other styling cues include an expansive sunroof and flared wheel arches.
A previous sketch of the front of the vehicle featured a large air intake and distinctive headlights. Fisker plans to publicly unveil the $40,000 EV in December, but production isn’t due to start until 2021.
This is the 3E. A design by the renowned automotive designer Camilo Pardo, the man behind many striking designs, including the ‘05/’06 production Ford GT.
While at the Tokyo Motor Show this week various vehicle manufacturers were showing off all manner of cars and crossovers and transportation devices that typically had to do with something autonomous, connected and/or electrified (ACE, as CAR’s Brett Smith categorizes this burgeoning field), the guys from Chevy were in El Segundo, California, showing off a different take on what can best be described as “toys for boys”—boys who do or don’t have driver’s licenses.
Although all OEMs and suppliers do their utmost best to assure nothing but top-notch quality is achieved for their vehicles and systems, sometimes things simply go wrong because, well, that’s just how the Universe is.