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Production Fisker Ocean revealed with a $37,499 starting price

2021 AutoMobility LA / LA Auto Show

The production 2022 Fisker Ocean crossover has been revealed and it will start at $37,499 before any federal tax credits and local or state incentives. Built by Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria, the Ocean will be available in single- and dual-motor configurations. The least expensive model will be the Sport, which has a range of 250 miles per charge. All models get a use a lithium-ion phosphate battery. Both the Ultra and Extreme trims, which start at $49,999 and $68,999 respectively, are estimated to be rated at over 340 and 350 miles. The first 5,000 units made are the limited-run Ocean One and will be priced the same as the Extreme grade.

CATL will be the main battery supplier for the Fisker Ocean. The higher trim models will use Hyper Range battery packs featuring a nickel manganese cobalt cell chemistry. Fisker world closely with CATL with the propulsion systems and aimed to make segment-leading, high-energy packs specifically for the Ocean. Both battery packs will use silicone-carbide inverters. The One and Extreme models get a solar panel roof that can supply an additional 2,000 miles per year under ideal conditions. According to Fisker, the crossover will get around 1,500 miles extra in California.

In terms of performance, the base Ocean Sport hits 60 mph in 6.9 seconds and has a peak output of 275 hp. Ultra models have up to 540 hp and a 0 to 60 mph time of 3.9 seconds. The most powerful versions are the Ocean One and Extreme variants at 550 hp. Both can sprint to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds. Sport models get Earth and Fun drive modes while the Ocean Ultra and Extreme grades add a Hyper mode. Off-Road mode and a Smart Traction torque vectoring function are exclusive to the One and Extreme trims.

Built as a traditional high-riding crossover, the Ocean has an upright greenhouse. It also features thin LED headlights and a grille-free look that gives it a distinct look. The rear end features a thick D-pillar, a nearly vertical hatch, and super thin taillights. You’ll be able to choose from 20- to 22-inch alloy wheels including that cool three-spoke design that evokes Saab vibes. They’ll be wrapped in Bridgestone tires specifically made to improve range and performance. A California mode on the Ultra, Extreme, and One variants, opens all windows and the glass roof to create an open-air experience.

The Fisker Ocean will be offered exclusively with a vegan interior. It uses recycled materials including reclaimed fishing nets, old T-shirts, and renewable rubber. The seats are Fisker’s design and have a Limo mode that enables the rear passengers to control the multimedia and climate controls. The main user interface is a 17.1-inch main display that rotates from portrait to landscape modes. However, the latter is only available when the vehicle is parked. You can also opt for a 16-speaker, 500-watt Fisker HyperSound audio system. Over-the-air (OTA) updates will be used to further improve the infotainment systems.

Fisker’s proprietary driver assistance systems called Fisker Intelligent Pilot will be available on the Ocean. The suite uses radar, sensors, and cameras to complement software and enable it to continuously track what’s going on around the vehicle while you’re driving. Like most new battery-electric vehicles, the Ocean will be able to charge other vehicles, homes, and put power back into the grid.

You can order a 2022 Fisker Ocean now by putting in a $250 deposit but deliveries won’t start until the end of 2022. Customers will also be able to lease one via the company’s Flexee Lease program that removes the long-term commitment and includes a 30,000-mile driving allowance. For example, you can lease an Ocean Sport for $379 per month with a $2,999 down payment. Other terms for the program will be announced at a later date.

Written by Stefan Ogbac
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