Since NEVS an 20% share of Koenigsegg AB has taken over, the tension increases. A new entry-level model of the Swedish manufactory will be produced from 2020 in the former Saab factory. Smaller, more electrified and cheaper than the well-known sports cars from Ängelholm. Where smaller and cheaper than to understand relatively.
After Sono Motors Koenigsegg would be the second manufacturer that could bring the factory in the Stallbacka to new life from 2020. What is still pending, that is a vehicle from NEVS itself. But there is still no evidence.
First information reported Coach, Above all, the motorization is an interesting point, shareholder NEVS sets after official reading exclusively on battery-electric drives. The future Koenigsegg, for which no name has yet been established, will become a hybrid sports car. The Koenigsegg 5.0 liter V8 Twin-Turbo should provide the drive. The long awaited Freewalve technology will celebrate its premiere in this model. The engineers of the company have been dealing with the development of the new vehicle for 2 years. With the entry of NEVS, the development should have accelerated to market maturity.
In addition to the entry-level model, the manufactory has even more sports cars in the planning, but at the headquarters themselves will go into production. On the production in Trollhättan itself one should not set too high expectations. The traditional Saab plant will be revived, which is very pleasing for the region. Jobs are created, and you can count on investments. After so many years of downtime, the site finally returns to the world map of car production.
A comeback for Trollhättan
But Koenigsegg plans with small quantities. 100 pieces per year should be the medium-term goal, 30 to 40 entry-level models are expected in the year 2020. After 18 sold supercar in the year 2018 a huge percentage increase. Measured by the standards of the Swedish manufactory one wants to make a favorable entry into the world of the exclusive vehicles possible. A price between 600.000 € and one million is expected. An amount that would make up less than half of the cheapest model so far.
According to my information, the pilot production at Göta Älv is due to start later this year. NEVS issues jobs related to production and its preparation. The presentation of the first Koenigsegg, which is "Made by Trollhättan", could be 2020 at the Geneva Motor Show in the spring. Sales and start of production are possible soon after.