Koenigsegg Automotive expands into Southern Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa – Monday, 08 March 2021 – Koenigsegg Automotive AB is pleased to announce the appointment of Daytona (Pty) Ltd as official dealership and Koenigsegg representative in South Africa.
Koenigsegg began operations in August 1994 when a 22-year-old Christian von Koenigsegg decided to pursue his childhood dream to create the perfect supercar. There is existential purpose to his pursuit of building the ultimate car with no compromises and no limits that succeeds against the odds. The first customer car – a CC8S – was delivered in 2003. Koenigsegg has produced 19 models and various special editions since its inception – CC Prototype, CC8S, CCR, CCGT, CCX, CCX Edition, CCXR, CCXR Edition, CCXR Trevita, CCXR Special Edition, Agera, Agera S, Agera R, One:1, Agera RS, Regera, Jesko, the Jesko Absolut and the Gemera.
Recent years have seen the company grow from an admired pioneering carmaker to a renowned industry icon. Koenigsegg is synonymous with innovation and known for its commitment to the ultimate in vehicle performance with a visionary carmaker, unafraid to challenge conventional thinking, making Daytona the perfect fit for the brand.
Bringing the number of dealers around the world to just 40, Daytona’s showroom situated in the premium Johannesburg shopping precinct of Melrose Arch, offering world-class facilities and well as a 4000sqm state-of-the-art workshop, with coffee bar, client lounges and private meetings rooms, offering clients more than just a car showroom. It is a way of life, which is why Koenigsegg has selected this prime dealership as its new home in South Africa.
“Koenigsegg represents the pinnacle of performance Megacars, which is why being selected at the dealer of choice in Southern Africa is such a huge honour. We strongly believe that our clients will be excited to have this brand represented in South Africa, and have no doubt that the partnership will grow from strength to strength under our portfolio, ” said Justin Divaris, CEO of Daytona (sole importers of Aston Martin, Lotus, McLaren, Pagani & Rolls-Royce).
“We are delighted to welcome Daytona to the Koenigsegg family. Our philosophy is one focused on performance, not only in terms of power and speed, but in every deliverable and this extends to the selection of our representatives around the world. We believe we share a common view on the importance of a personal, professional and dynamic approach to service necessary in this segment.” - says Andreas Petré, Sales Director (Koenigsegg Automotive AB)
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Phone: +27 (0) 11 301 7000
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Phone: +46 735-06 74 93
Founded in 1994 by Christian von Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Automotive AB is a world leader in engineering and manufacturing of ultimate performance megacars and sustainable mobility technologies.
The company is based in Ängelholm in the south of Sweden and has some 400 employees.
Daytona is South Africa’s premium luxury and super car supplier. Sole importers of Aston Martin, Rolls-Royce, McLaren, Pagani, Lotus & Koenigsegg. Opened in 2005, Daytona has risen in the South African car industry to become an asset to its clients. Driven by a vision to constantly reinforce its position as the preferred supplier of high-end luxury vehicles to the South African market by offering class-leading vehicle brands.