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At Karma Newport Beach, the Details Matter

Published on Sat, Sep 21, 2019

By: The LACar Editorial Staff

Southern California-based automaker and high-tech incubator Karma Automotive has expanded the VVIP offerings of its newly-opened flagship retailer in Newport Beach, California.  The customer-centric benefits include a full service center, which is following the showroom’s recent official opening.

The new showroom and service center is adjacent to John Wayne Airport and provides Karma with the size and resources it needs. This will ensure future growth and scalability as the company launches its new 2020 Revero GT. Karma readies itself for the future introduction of a global, all- electric platform starting in 2021.

A showcase of both the 2020 Revero GT and SC1 Vision Concept car

Karma Newport Beach celebrated its grand opening last month at 4040 Campus Drive in Newport Beach with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Newport Beach city officials, Karma executives and customers. The evening featured a showcase of both the 2020 Revero GT and SC1 Vision Concept car as well as two final customized original Reveros, serving as examples of Karma’s customization offerings.

Karma Newport Beach
Karma Newport Beach

“Among Karma’s many attributes is our passion for our customers and providing an ownership experience that is personal and special,” explains John Maloney, Karma’s Chief Revenue Officer.“It’s essential that our flagship store reflects the essence of our brand, especially as Karma entersa period of rapid product introductions.”

According to Maloney, Karma is a global company with California roots — its operational headquarters are in Irvine and vehicles are built largely by hand in Moreno Valley, California. The induction of Karma Newport Beach is a natural extension of the luxury automaker’s identity, and a valuable resource for the company as it expands its domestic and international reach.

Company plans to offer a range of VVIP offerings to customers

Karma Newport Beach’s new service center, located on-site at its 15,000 square foot facility, is part of company plans to offer a range of VVIP offerings to customers. Showroom visitors can experience a new customization center, state-of-the-art vehicle and photo staging area, airport concierge service, and a floor large enough to accommodate up to 20 Revero GTs and certified pre-owned Reveros.

Karma Newport Beach
Karma Newport Beach

Karma Newport Beach’s management team includes Kevin Kress, General Manager; Chris Sweeney, Sales and Finance Manager; Deborah Carter, Controller; Gordon Marr, Fixed Operations Manager; and Jeffrey Cunningham, Brand Experience Specialist.

The automaker is currently represented by a growing list of 21 retail partners in the U.S., Canada and select export markets. Karma’s growth plans will take the company from one continent in2018, to four continents this year and next before bringing the brand to China in 2021.

Meet Karma Automotive and Karma Revero GT

Karma Automotive designs, engineers, and markets luxury electric vehicles, all from its Southern California base of operations. Founded in 2014 and employing nearly 1,000 people worldwide, Karma is committed to elevating and growing the luxury mobility experience for its customers and draws on global relationships and technology partners to achieve this. The Revero GT is a luxury electric vehicle poweredby dual electric motors that embodies Karma’s goals of offering leading automotive design, technology, customization and an outstanding customer experience. Every Revero GT is created with great individual care and world-class craftsmanship at the Karma Innovation and Customization Center in Moreno Valley, California.

Learn more about Karma Automotive and Revero at

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