But the boss won't let it happen.
Koenigsegg is arguably the world's most amazing carmaker. Just when you think you cannot be wowed any further, the Swedish company will unveil some new technological innovation or design that leaves you gobsmacked. The latest is a volcano fuel that could power future offerings, but the Regera is incredible too. There's also the four-seater Koenigsegg Gemera and the Jesko twins - everything from Sweden's hypercar royalty is just mesmerizingly incredible. Yet, while the Gemera proves that practicality is an important aspect for the carmaker to consider, an SUV has never been built, teased, or even drawn by Christian von Koenigsegg. A German rendering artist has decided that the world needs a Koenigsegg SUV though, and the results of the artist's efforts are called the Navigera.
The design seems to take inspiration from a number of different cars and includes fender-mounted rearview cameras so that the glasshouse is free of any obstructions to airflow. We also see an unusual panoramic sunroof, a central exhaust exit, and a two-door layout, but while these are certainly the types of traits we'd expect to see on a Koenigsegg SUV, we don't expect to see such a vehicle ever happen. In our interview with the boss himself last year, Christian von Koenigsegg said that SUVs are "an oxymoron", saying that "you create something that should behave badly [from a handling point of view] and then you try to fix it... I've never been enticed by that."
The poor center of gravity, bad aero, and large, heavy wheels that typically characterize a so-called sports utility vehicle are the reasons he cited, and despite the best efforts of companies like BMW with the new X3 M, a purpose-built sports car will always handle better. Sure, but what about the money aspect? Ferrari is building its slipperily named Purosangue just because it'll be a money-maker, so why not follow the same route despite one's philosophical reservations? Well, when you sell cars that have singular options nearing half a million dollars in cost, finances aren't a problem. The above design is a great effort, but we applaud Koenigsegg for being one of the few automakers refusing to cave on the whole SUV debacle.