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Chinese-led NEVS contemplates SAAB resurrection


Saab, an iconic Swedish automobile manufacturer, which dwindled over time into the wrath of bankruptcy, may be in for a possible resurrection, as National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), a Chinese-Japanese consortium who currently owns SAAB, has announced its intentions to introduce an electric version of the Saab 9-3 Convertible.

According to reports from the European car mag, Autoweek, NEVS intends to reveal an electric version of the Saab 9-3 Convertible, initially in the Chinese markets, and possibly elsewhere around the globe. The lineup may later include the sedan and SportCombi variants of the 9-3 model, in both electric and non-electric variants, the latter possibly powered by GM-sourced internal-combustion engines.

If reports are to be believed, and if the scheduled 2012 apocalypse never occurs, then the SAAB fans around the world will have a reason to rejoice, well within a couple of years.

6 comments to Chinese-led NEVS contemplates SAAB resurrection

  • Spark

    the question is will it be safe as the old cars are
    I always see SAAB as a benchmark for safety

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  • Ivar Moller

    SAAB will return even if GM will try to stop it. GM,s global reputation is badly damaged by the way they stopped SAAB Automile AB in 2011. Now GM is destroying Opel in Germany and is in a process to destroy Pegeout and Citroen.
    I hope the French government has put very hard terms for a future partnership with GM, otherwise GM will take all their money and force them out of business.
    The only way for GM to survive is to let specially SAAB use their own engine technology (IP), that GM unfortunately still own the rights to. GM has not developed any technology for a very long time. GM buy companys or start partnerships instead. Thats why GM is afraid of chinese competition.

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  • jas

    Typical poor journalism. NEVS (i.e., National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB) is not a Chinese entity, it is a Swedish entity. There is chinese investment in NEVS. Majority of the staff is Swedish, even the ethnic Chinese owner is a Swedish citizen…

    Ivar Moller, I dislike GM, but your babbling shows you are literally a moron…

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