After Bankruptcy of A123 Systems, Fisker Keeps Calm and Carries On

At the Luxury Review, an annual showcase in Chelsea for makers of big-ticket apparel, jewelry, liquor, single-origin chocolate bars and motorized conveyances, bankruptcy may be considered gauche cocktail conversation. But parked at the center of the Metropolitan Pavilion space on West 18th Street on Wednesday evening was the Fisker Karma, the $100,000 plug-in hybrid sedan, packing lithium-ion batteries supplied by the newly bankrupt A123 Systems.

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In New York, for One Night Only, Nissan Drops Top on Murano

The one-bite steak au poivre and microburgers were circulated at Chelsea’s Skylight West Studios in Manhattan on Thursday evening, as Nissan North America showcased its 2011 Murano CrossCabriolet to a handful of journalists. Keeping company with the new crossover convertible were the 2011 Quest minivan and Ellure concept, all of which bowed at November’s Los Angeles auto show.

In fact, the Murano in New York was the same vehicle that was in Los Angeles, down to its Caribbean blue-metallic paint and cashmere-colored leather appointments — this color being one of the very few interior options available, at $550. Spotlit from the gallery rafters, the all-wheel-drive droptop sparkled like the slice of Marina-del-Rey-on-Hudson it was.
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