OpenRoad Auto brings Karma hybrid electric supercar brand to Vancouver


From left: Aly Jiwani, Area general manager, OpenRoad Auto Group; Curtis MacDonald, brand manager, Karma Vancouver; Christian Chia, president & CEO OpenRoad Auto Group.

OpenRoad Auto Group has launched Western Canada’s first Karma Automotive dealership with the opening of Karma Vancouver, located at 1717 West 5th Avenue on Vancouver’s west side.

Karma is a Southern California-based automotive manufacturer known for its luxury electric plug-in hybrid sports cars and has partnered with a select number of North American automotive retailers to represent its brand.

OpenRoad Auto Group is one of 12 Karma dealerships in North America, and just one of three in all of Canada.

“Karma is designed for a discerning group of individuals who desire beautiful, clean vehicles and a memorable ownership experience.” said Joost de Vries, Karma’s vice president of sales and service. “We believe OpenRoad is our ideal partner for Western Canada based on their long-term success with luxury automotive brands, and we’re thrilled to embark on this journey with them.”

Founded in 2014, the Southern Californian auto manufacturer has earned a reputation for delivering a combination of advanced technology and timeless design with the new Karma Revero, an ultra-luxury electric plug-in hybrid Grand Tourer sedan. Karma Revero is the first electric extended range vehicle sold in North America that is powered by the sun through its solar panel roof. Employing a series hybrid engine, the Revero’s lithium-ion battery powers its electric motors to turn the rear wheels—giving up to 80 kilometres of pure electric driving range.

The inspiration behind the Karma logo was an eclipse, showing a spark of sun, the eternal symbol of endless renewable energy.

Each Karma is unique, with individually hand-painted emblems of the company’s logo on the front and rear of every vehicle. The inspiration behind the Karma logo was an eclipse, showing a spark of sun, the eternal symbol of endless renewable energy.

“It’s an honour to welcome Karma to our family,” said Christian Chia, president and CEO OpenRoad Auto Group. “We believe strongly in the company and the values they hold, and we’re thrilled to be able to bring this exclusive automotive brand to our discerning Vancouver customers.”

The 2018 Karma Revero will be on display at the 2018 Vancouver International Auto Show March 28th to April 1st.

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