2012 Fisker Karma

When you're starting up a new luxury automaker – especially a high-end one – it's easy for prices to quickly escalate beyond their anticipated targets. And that's just what's happened with the Fisker Karma.

Way back when (in 2008), the upstart automaker was talking about selling the Karma for $80,000. Then, the initial base MSRP was set at $87,900 until Fisker raised prices again – and began taking orders – for its hybrid luxury at $95,900. As of this Thursday, even this price will jump by some six percent to $102,000.

That's for the base Eco Standard model, while the top Eco Chic trim level will now sell for $116,000. Those who put down deposits at the previous prices, however, will have another month to firm up their orders to get theirs at the original rate.