Koenigsegg starter model from 2020 from Trollhättan

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.

Koenigsegg Jesko 2019 in Geneva
Not the new entry-level model, but the now sold-out Koenigsegg Jesko 2019 in Geneva. Picture: Koenigsegg

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.

12 thoughts too "Koenigsegg starter model from 2020 from Trollhättan"

  • Maybe add some SAAB design to it and then glue a SAAB emblem on it, then there would be a beginning ...

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  • The trolls are supposed to be awakened from hibernation ...
    Whether the trolls, however, are happy about the "exclusive contract" remains open for once ... even the question of sustainability seems to me to be "open" ...
    Let's see what the trolls make of it. The zeitgeist is changing.

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    • If SONO MOTORS in Trollhättan can produce CO2 neutrally, why not Koenigsegg. That would be at least a small piece of additional sustainability for the Koenigsegg super athlete.

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  • Really nice to read that in Trollhättan again exciting things happen! So the SAAB gene does not die out completely. I'll take a closer look at Sono someday.

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    • Sono seems to be worth a closer look. Alone the concept as SEV is interesting. The Sion is on my watchlist. Maybe I'll get 2020 a new car from Trollhattan?

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  • Every built car in Trollhättan is enjoyable, even if it is not Saab

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  • Something is condensing .... Now in addition to SONO MOTORS and Konenigsegg the SAAB shield back to the roof. Then the day would be fine.

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  • Most likely, Koenigsegg will never produce affordable everyday vehicles for the average gas consumer. But who knows if one or the other innovation will not eventually come to a broader and more suitable for everyday use?

    I understand the brand as an innovator and their cars as a technology carrier. Although I will never count myself among the circle of customers, I find it exciting that they exist and are beautiful when they fraternise with the trolls and enhance their domicile ...

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    • For NEVS it would definitely be an image gain, if in Trollhättan Koenigsegg sports cars are built. We'll know more in a few months.

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  • I like this smart Christian v. Koenigsegg with his interesting CV, you know why it did not work with him and Saab (GM) back then:

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    • I suppose GM will have presented CvK in about a similar contract as later Victor Muller. Not doing the business was taking the Saab fan goggles down to the right decision at that time.

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      • I did not even know anymore if CvK had been looking for GM-SAAB or VM-SAAB, or rather for VM or NEVZ. This long-time thriller blurs me more and more ...

        It's good that "Old Swede" dares to inquire and great that the blog provides answers. These too are valuable contributions to keeping the brand and its eventful history alive and present in all our heads.

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