Saab 9-3 News

  • This 2014 Saab 9-3 Aero is the last production Saab

    Saab's last production car was built in 2013 and only been driven 3 miles since it rolled off the line.

  • Production of first NEVS 9-3 at plant in Tianjin, China is celebrated
    NEVS starts production of electric 9-3s in China

    Production of the Saab 9-3 has restarted for the second time, only this time the cars are being built in China, feature electric powertrains, and are to be sold under the NEVS brand. The first NEVS 9-3 rolled off a plant in Tianjin, China on Tuesday, marking an important step in NEVS’s plan...

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    NEVS presents 9-3, 9-3X electric cars at 2017 CES Asia

    NEVS on Wednesday at the 2017 CES Asia taking place in Shanghai, China previewed a pair of electric cars destined for production and outlined a new mobility program to be run in the Chinese port city of Tianjin. NEVS is the company that bought the assets of Saab following the Swedish firm’s...

  • Saab 9-3 EV electric prototype shown by NEVS, 2014
    Saab 9-3 production to live on… in China

    Production of the Saab 9-3 sedan will restart for the second time, only this time around the cars will be sold under the NEVS brand, feature electric powertrains and be produced in China. NEVS, which bought the assets of Saab following the Swedish firm’s bankruptcy in late 2011, and briefly...

  • Saab 9-3 EV electric prototype shown by NEVS, 2014
    NEVS To Supply Chinese Firm With Saab 9-3 EVs In $12B Deal

    Earlier this week we learned that Saab owner National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) was planning to launch a new generation of electric cars based on the Phoenix platform being developed by Saab prior to its bankruptcy. Now we know where much of the funding for the ambitious new model program will...

  • Saab 9-3-based development mules for Turkish national car project
    Saab Owner NEVS Licenses 9-3 Tech To Turkey For New National Car Project

    Fresh from securing a deal with state-owned Chinese automaker Dongfeng to help stave off bankruptcy, Saab’s struggling parent company National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has now announced a new partnership with the government of Turkey. Tübitak, Turkey’s science and research...

  • Saab 9-3 EV electric prototype shown by NEVS, 2014

    Saab can't seem to catch a break. Tossed like a hot coal in General Motors' restructuring, its prospects unchanged by Spyker's purchase and now struggling under Chinese-Swedish firm NEVS, watching the story unfold is like watching an old friend on their death bed. NEVS, or National Electric Vehicles Sweden, does at least appear to have been working behind the scenes. The company has produced a limited numbers of reborn Saab 9-3 Aero models, and has now shown its prototype 9-3 electric cars too. According to Green Car Reports, the firm intends to use the prototypes for further technical...

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    Cash shortage causes NEVS to stop Saab production

    Since acquiring the assets of Saab back in 2012, NEVS has started production of the 9-3 sedan at the Swedish automaker’s plant in Trollhättan and even fulfilled its promise to launch an electric version of the car, production of which started just last month. Unfortunately, NEVS has...

  • 2014 Saab 9-3 Aero
    Saab Resumes Production, Starts With 9-3

    With NEVS’ acquisition of Saab and some of the bankrupt automaker’s few remaining assets complete, the consortium, made up of Chinese and Japanese interests, is now focused on the launch of its first Saab model. That first model is a 9-3 Aero sedan, production of which commenced today...

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    Saab's Trollhättan Plant Built A 9-3 Today

    No, Saab isn't risen from the dead--yet anyway. But the company that bought the automotive brand after its collapse, NEVS (National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB), has re-started production for the purpose of validating the Trollhättan plant's functionality as of today. So far, a single...

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    NEVS close to restarting Saab production

    With NEVS’ acquisition of Saab and some of the bankrupt automaker’s remaining assets complete, the consortium, made up of Chinese and Japanese interests, is now focused on the launch of its first model. The plan is to start production at Saab’s main facility in Trollhättan...

  • Stillborn Saab 9-3 based on the Phoenix platform - Image: SaabsUnited
    First Photo Of The Phoenix-Based Saab 9-3 That Never Was

    A few weeks ago we brought you some blurry renderings of a car that was destined to be Saab’s next-generation 9-3, had the Swedish automaker not gone bankrupt and its remnants sold off to the highest bidder. Now photos of the actual car, well, a pre-production prototype, have hit the Web. You...

  • 2012 Saab 9-3 Griffin range

    Saab’s new owner National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has just entered a deal with the city of Qingdao, located in China’s Shandong-province, which will see the coastal city become the strategic gateway for Saab’s cars in China. Qingdao, via its Qingdao Qingbo Investment company, will initially invest approximately $305 million in NEVS, for which it will receive a 22 percent stake in the company. Eventually, Qingdao and NEVS plan to form a joint venture in China to help sell a new generation of Saab cars. A plant to be established in Qingdao will also produce Saab models...

  • 2008 Saab 9-3 Convertible
    Saab’s New Owner Looks At Electric 9-3 Convertible, Gas Models: Report

    With NEVS’ acquisition of Saab and some of the bankrupt automaker’s remaining assets now complete, the consortium, made up of Chinese and Japanese interests, is now focused on the launch of its first model. That first model is expected to be an electric version of the last Saab 9-3...

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    Saab's Last 900 Cars Head To Auction

    If you thought you’d missed your chance to pick up a new Saab before the now-semi-defunct brand was gone for good, despair not: additional units, leftover from port inventory will be heading to dealer auction next week. According to Saab World (via Jalopnik), the first 300 of 900 remaining...

  • 2012 Saab 9-3 Griffin Aero
    Mission To Save The Last Saab 9-3 Is A Success

    Last week we brought you details about a plan to save what could potentially be the last Saab 9-3 ever built. The plan, organized by a group of Saab loyalists at SaabsUnited, was to raise enough money so that the final 9-3 could be purchased and then donated to the official Saab Museum in...

  • 2012 Saab 9-3 Griffin Aero
    Mission To Save The Last Saab 9-3 Likely Ever Built

    With Saab officially bankrupt and receivers now looking for bids on any remaining assets, activity at the automaker’s main facilities in Sweden is winding down and the last orders are being completed. The very last Saab 9-3, a 2012 9-3 Griffin Aero sedan finished in white like the one...

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    Youngman Reportedly Rebuffed In Bid To Acquire Saab

    Sources close to the situation report that Saab's receivers are not interested in entertaining bids for the operation, preferring instead to sell off the remaining pieces.

  • Leaked image of next-gen Saab 9-3. Image via SvD.

    Today is now officially Leaky Monday: first the FT-86 gets its specs revealed by one presentation, now the next-gen Saab 9-3 appears to have been outed by a similar route. The image of the car, grainy and black-and-white as it is, comes to us by way of Swedish outlet SvD via Autoblog. Showing looks similar to the 9-5, but with a shorter, more aggressively sloped nose and a tighter, more fastback-like roofline, the purported next 9-3 looks like it might just be a winner. Unfortunately, Saab has been mostly a loser of late, barely hanging onto continued existence through a memorandum of...

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    Saab Licenses Rights To Phoenix (Next-Gen 9-3) Platform For $95 Million

    Saab is in trouble. That's been clear for a long while now. Just how much trouble has come into focus in the last few weeks. Now, Saab has decided to license its core next-generation sedan architecture to a "special purpose" vehicle company called Swedish Automobile coöperatief U.A. (SPV). The...

  • 2013 Saab 9-3 test-mule spy shots
    Next-Gen Saab Sedan May Drop 9-3 Name For Historical Alternative

    There's a lot of doubt right now about whether there will even be a next-generation Saab 9-3 sedan, but a report today says that should the company survive long enough to build it, it might not be called 9-3. Instead, a name from the company's heritage might be chosen instead. What, exactly, that...

  • Jason Castriota -- one of Fast Company's 100 most creative
    Saab Design Chief Castriota Named Among Most Creative In Business

    Saab might be skating on thin ice, but it has a solid choreographer. Design director Jason Castriota has been named one of Fast Company magazine's 100 Most Creative People in Business and appears in the third-annual ranking in its June 2011 issue. Castriota attended Boston's Emerson College, then...

  • Saab 9-3 SRT10 MegaPower
    Swedish Tuners Build V-10-Powered 9-3

    Saab's future may or may not be in jeopardy, and that's a shame, because if the brand disappears, we won't see creations like this hopped-up 9-3 wagon anymore. Some crazy Swedish tuners took a crashed Dodge Viper SRT10 and turned it into the Saab 9-3 SRT10 MegaPower. The builders had planned on...

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    Saab Future Still Hazy After Hawtai China Deal Crumbles

    Saab began this week with a bright future and what looked like a new deal that would bring it some stability and financial security, but by the end of the week the ailing Swedish automaker seems on even shakier ground than before. Yesterday, a deal with China's Hawtai Motor Group collapsed; the...

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