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Does anyone know if it is possible to get a custom-ish interior?

I want an (animal free) EcoChic Karma, but I'm not interested in the Earth Tri-Tone interior, and I'm not 100% sold on the Glacier Tri-Tone. For my comfort level, there is a little too much blue going on in the Glacier Tri-Tone interior trim. I think I'd be completely comfortable with the Glacier Tri-Tone if the top portion of the dash--the part that is covered in the dark blue Alcantara--were covered instead in the light grey Alcantara found on the seats. Does anyone know if this could be done, either at the factory or by the dealer?

Alternatively, I'd happily settle for an all black interior made of the same Alcantara eco-suedes that are found in the Black Monotone on the EcoSport trim. I'm wondering how easily the factory could be persuaded to do an EcoChic interior in all black?

Does anyone know the answer to this...or have any guesses?

Thanks!
 

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Weird Fishes said:
Does anyone know if it is possible to get a custom-ish interior?

I want an (animal free) EcoChic Karma, but I'm not interested in the Earth Tri-Tone interior, and I'm not 100% sold on the Glacier Tri-Tone. For my comfort level, there is a little too much blue going on in the Glacier Tri-Tone interior trim. I think I'd be completely comfortable with the Glacier Tri-Tone if the top portion of the dash--the part that is covered in the dark blue Alcantara--were covered instead in the light grey Alcantara found on the seats. Does anyone know if this could be done, either at the factory or by the dealer?

Alternatively, I'd happily settle for an all black interior made of the same Alcantara eco-suedes that are found in the Black Monotone on the EcoSport trim. I'm wondering how easily the factory could be persuaded to do an EcoChic interior in all black?

Does anyone know the answer to this...or have any guesses?

Thanks!
I can't believe I am saying this, but Justin Beiber's car had a somewhat customized interior but I am not sure if that was done after-the-fact or if it was customized during production.
 

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Justin Beiber's car also had a customized exterior. UGH!

(And that is probably an indication it was all done post-production, since I doubt seriously that Fisker agreed to paint the car with the mirrored finish that The Beib's car is currently sporting. I'll say it again...UGH!)
 

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Justin Beiber's car also had a customized exterior. UGH!

(And that is probably an indication it was all done post-production, since I doubt seriously that Fisker agreed to paint the car with the mirrored finish that The Beib's car is currently sporting. I'll say it again...UGH!)
The car was actually Black (Eclipse in Fisker argot) when it was delivered to him on the Ellen show and was subsequently "wrapped' with that awful chrome color. But the custom interior was actually already in the car when he got it, so that was done pre-delivery.

Regarding the chrome wrap, he has claimed that it is an anti-paparazzi defense since the glare messes up their camera settings. Not sure if I buy that, but at the very least, it looks different from all the other Karmas on the road, which is a very good thing.
 

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At least we know it is a wrap which means the car hasn't been permanently damaged, right?

As for anti-paprazzi cars, I would think a Chevy Volt would be a better anti-paparazzi mobile than any color Karma--even one that foils cameras!
 

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Weird Fishes said:
Does anyone know if it is possible to get a custom-ish interior?

I want an (animal free) EcoChic Karma, but I'm not interested in the Earth Tri-Tone interior, and I'm not 100% sold on the Glacier Tri-Tone. For my comfort level, there is a little too much blue going on in the Glacier Tri-Tone interior trim. I think I'd be completely comfortable with the Glacier Tri-Tone if the top portion of the dash--the part that is covered in the dark blue Alcantara--were covered instead in the light grey Alcantara found on the seats. Does anyone know if this could be done, either at the factory or by the dealer?

Alternatively, I'd happily settle for an all black interior made of the same Alcantara eco-suedes that are found in the Black Monotone on the EcoSport trim. I'm wondering how easily the factory could be persuaded to do an EcoChic interior in all black?

Does anyone know the answer to this...or have any guesses?

Thanks!
While we're at it, does anyone know if other more established car companies would honor a similar request? I would like to get a Range Rover HSE but I will not buy anything made with animal products. Would Land Rover accommodate my request to have a Range Rover built with synthetic leather or some other non-animal fabric?
 

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Up until this moment I had the utmost respect for you Fab ... Now nothing but an empty sense of betrayal.

Justin Beiber ... Really Dude?
 

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Up until this moment I had the utmost respect for you Fab ... Now nothing but an empty sense of betrayal.

Justin Beiber ... Really Dude?
Sorry, I panicked. First example I could think of. Now my shame knows no bounds. :(
 

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Why did they have to sell the Bieb a Karma before some other celeb? I'm just sayin. It gave us a little negative press methinks. Doesn't Leonardo have one, and maybe Leno? I suggest they are better (cooler) spokespeople.
 

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A customer of Fisker Silicon Valley is in the process of having the suede portion of his Dune interior redone with a contrasting color leather. This is obviously post delivery.
 

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dennis said:
A customer of Fisker Silicon Valley is in the process of having the suede portion of his Dune interior redone with a contrasting color leather. This is obviously post delivery.
That is interesting information, dennis! Thanks.
 

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Bieber's interior stitching was done by West Coast Customs - they do a ton of customer everything.
 

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Why did they have to sell the Bieb a Karma before some other celeb? I'm just sayin. It gave us a little negative press methinks. Doesn't Leonardo have one, and maybe Leno? I suggest they are better (cooler) spokespeople.
Justin Bieber wasn't the first celeb driving a Karma. Publicly it's been discussed that Leonardo DiCaprio, Ashton Kutcher, and Talyor Lautner all drive Fiskers from the world of Hollywood, and there are a number of other music and sports stars that do as well. The car also appeared on an episode of "Jay Leno's Garage", but it's unclear if Leno actually owns one.

I'm no Bieber fan but I disagree with your assessment of negative press. Justin Beiber driving a Karma is probably the single greatest public relations acheivement in Fisker history. His Q score (which measures a public figure's popularity and influence) is off the charts and his aquisition led to a tremendous amount of press, which was overwhelmingly postive for Fisker. Bieber may not directly influence most of the likely purchasers of the Karma (except perhaps through the influence of their teenage daughters) but it has certainly rasied awareness of the car, and also positioned the car as exclusive and desireable. Even the subsequent round of stories about him chroming the car worked in Fiskers favor. It again renewed a round of stories in the press, blogosphere and twitterverse about the car. The stories again were generally backhandedly pro-Fisker, along the lines of "How could he do something so horrible to such an awesome car"

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Ecodoc said:
Why did they have to sell the Bieb a Karma before some other celeb? I'm just sayin. It gave us a little negative press methinks. Doesn't Leonardo have one, and maybe Leno? I suggest they are better (cooler) spokespeople.
He only bought one. There is nothing wrong with a young kid with a ton of money to buy a nice car and Fisker can't (and shouldn't) control that. You won't see his face on any Fisker track suits or billboards. What he did to it, as horrible as it may be, is his right.

Negative press? Negative press is A123 "growing concern" worries, 20 minute long infotainment reviews, and PR directors who pretend to be accusatory arson experts. If a kid with 18M followers on Twitter, the world's most followed Instagram account, and the world's most watched video is bad press, sign me up.

Granted, most of his followers are 13 year old girls. I bet there are a handful of them with 50 year old fathers who are loaded. And if Fisker is around when these 13 year old girls grow up having a love for "Fiskers", that Bieber bad press may pay off even bigger dividends. People who like Leno will be looking at hybrid old people scooters by then. Not sure if Fisker has a plan for plan for old people scooters. Stranger things have happened.

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Ecodoc said:
Why did they have to sell the Bieb a Karma before some other celeb? I'm just sayin. It gave us a little negative press methinks. Doesn't Leonardo have one, and maybe Leno? I suggest they are better (cooler) spokespeople.
Justin Bieber wasn't the first celeb driving a Karma. Publicly it's been discussed that Leonardo DiCaprio, Ashton Kutcher, and Talyor Lautner all drive Fiskers from the world of Hollywood, and there are a number of other music and sports stars that do as well. The car also appeared on an episode of "Jay Leno's Garage", but it's unclear if Leno actually owns one.

I'm no Bieber fan but I disagree with your assessment of negative press. Justin Beiber driving a Karma is probably the single greatest public relations acheivement in Fisker history. His Q score (which measures a public figure's popularity and influence) is off the charts and his aquisition led to a tremendous amount of press, which was overwhelmingly postive for Fisker. Bieber may not directly influence most of the likely purchasers of the Karma (except perhaps through the influence of their teenage daughters) but it has certainly rasied awareness of the car, and also positioned the car as exclusive and desireable. Even the subsequent round of stories about him chroming the car worked in Fiskers favor. It again renewed a round of stories in the press, blogosphere and twitterverse about the car. The stories again were generally backhandedly pro-Fisker, along the lines of "How could he do something so horrible to such an awesome car"

The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about
-Oscar Wilde

There's no such thing as bad publicity
-Brendan Behan


Brent
Yeah, what Brent said. ;)
 

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I wanted all black leather on my ecosport and was told no by Fisker. They may offer custom programs once production ramps up.
 
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