Fisker will produce an off-road version of the Ocean SUV

Despite an economic slowdown that could threaten the survival of a number of niche automakers, Fisker is apparently continuing with its plans, announcing an off-road version of its upcoming Ocean SUV.

Fisker released some teaser images, showing the off-road version will have a wider, more aggressive stance with huge wheels and wider side skirts.

It will also see a roof rack added with integrated trail lights, a grille guard, and a spare tire on/in the hood (can’t imagine that is very safe).

In an interview with Top Gear, Henrik Fisker said the vehicle is designed with rescue and military applications in mind.

The low center of gravity and wide track brings added stability and makes the Fisker Ocean a perfectly clean sustainable utility vehicle that can be used by international organizations [that] 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.

Detailed specifications of the new modified SUV weren’t released, but the Ocean SUV unveiled earlier this year in Los Angeles will feature a maximum range of 300 miles (482km) from an 80kWh battery pack. Performance-wise it will have an expected 0-60mph time of just 2.9 seconds.

The regular Ocean SUV is expected to go on sale in late 2021 for a price of $37,499USD ($52,700CAD). Reservations can be made now with a $250 refundable deposit.

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