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 to be able to bring the Stallbacka plant back to life from 2020. What is still outstanding is a vehicle from NEVS itself. But there is no evidence of this yet.
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 company's engineers have been developing the new vehicle for two years. With the entry of NEVS, the development to market readiness should have accelerated.
In addition to the entry-level model, the manufacturer has other sports cars in the planning stage, but these will go into production at the company's headquarters itself. Expectations shouldn't be too high for the production in Trollhättan itself. The traditional Saab factory will be revitalized, which is very gratifying for the region. Jobs are being created and investments can be expected. After years of downtime, the location is finally returning 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 pre-series production on the Göta Älv should start this year. NEVS advertises positions related to production and its preparation. The presentation of the first Koenigsegg, which is “Made by Trollhättan”, could be at the Geneva Motor Show in spring 2020. Sales and start of production will soon be possible.