Wanxiang is trying to get the Fisker Karma back into production as soon as possible so it comes as little surprise that a new report is indicating the car will look virtually identical to the one that went out of production in 2012.

As one source told Reuters, "It will have to be nearly identical to the 2012 model, or it would need to go through [safety] testing and certification again." The insider went on to say "I don’t think they want to put a lot of engineering into it either."

However, other sources have said the car won't be "100 percent identical" to the 2012 model as it will have "noticeable upgrades" in key areas.

It remains unclear when the Karma will be relaunched but executives have previously said the car will resume production in 2015.

Gallery: New Fisker Karma to be virtually identical to the 2012 model

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