Fisker Karma is 'Car of the Year'

The Top Gear magazine has named the Fisker Karma as the "Luxury Car of the Year".

Charlie Turner, BBC Top Gear magazine editor, said the green car rightfully deserved the top spot because it shows "the future is nothing to be afraid of" and that the "automotive world order is changing, and fast".

The car's driving skills, masterful aesthetic and innovative design has also impressed the show's presenter James May, who has named the vehicle as his "Car of the Year".

Popular for its interior quality, Fisker Karma partners with Scottish leather supplier Bridge of Weir for producing the luxurious interior material for its EcoStandard and EcoSport models.

The seats, steering, dash, door-casings and the centre-console trim of these environment-friendly models are all made from the Scottish company's locally produced Low Carbon Leather.

Although the UK's popular motoring show is not a medium known for supporting environmentally friendly cars, leading green motoring commentator Gavin Conway has stated in his article on "Top Gear is all about powerful, beautiful, exotic, aspirational and fun-to-drive cars. The Karma has all of these features, but it just so happens to drive its wheels with electricity."

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