A great expanse of water that covers roughly two-thirds of the Earth's surface. Ah, sorry, we thought you meant the ocean. The 2022 Fisker Ocean is an upcoming all-electric SUV from famed automotive designer Henrik Fisker. Fisker is known for his sensational sports car creations, including the BMW Z8, Aston Martin DB9 and his own short-lived Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid luxury sedan.
2022 Fisker Ocean
Final motor specifications and battery pack capacity have not yet been finalized, and Fisker says details won't be made available until later in 2021. We do know that two-wheel drive will be standard, and all-wheel drive will be available on all but the base trim. The standard AWD version will develop more than 300 horsepower, with 2WD models possibly making less. A more powerful Ocean is also in the works. Output is unspecified, but Fisker says it hopes to achieve a 0-60 mph time of less than 3 seconds.
Our first glimpses at the Ocean's interior reveal a modern, high-tech cabin. Front and center is a 16-inch portrait-oriented touchscreen, flanked by a 9.8-inch screen that serves as the instrument panel. In contrast to the cabin of the Tesla Model Y — which can be minimalist to a fault — the Ocean's touchscreen features a row of buttons underneath for accessing high-level interface functions. The steering wheel also has a traditional set of controls to interact with the numerous systems in play.
The Fisker Ocean's tech offerings are largely under wraps at the moment. We're skeptical of the promised head-up display directly integrated into the windshield. It's a neat concept, but it's much more complex than current HUDs (which are projected onto the screen), not to mention likely much more expensive to replace. The so-called California Mode is more realistic. It opens all available windows — including lowering the glass on the rear hatch — at the touch of a button.
If Fisker can stick to its proposed sub-$40,000 price point, the 2022 Fisker Ocean could be an intriguing choice for a small all-electric SUV.