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The Ghost Of SAAB’s Past Haunts Us As NEVS 9-3 EV Enters Production In China 5
Posted by Michael Gauthier in china, Electric Vehicles, NEVS, Saab, Saab 9-3 on 12 5th, 2017

We haven’t heard much about NEVS lately but that’s changing today as the company has begun production of the Saab-based 9-3 electric vehicle.

Billed as an “important milestone in implementing the NEVS vision to shape mobility for a more sustainable future,” the 9-3 looks virtually identical to the Saab version which was produced in Sweden years ago.

NEVS didn’t say much about the vehicle but the company has previously said the model will have a range of 300 km (186 miles) on a single charge. The car is also slated to feature a WiFi hotspot, over-the-air software updates and an advanced air filtration system to deal with China’s infamous smog problem.

NEVS is targeting an annual production capacity of 50,000 units but hopes to increase that number to 220,000 units in the future.

The company also announced it is developing three generations of electric vehicles and the second and third generations will be developed in close co-operation with DiDi Chuxing which is billed as the “world’s leading one-stop diversified mobility platform.” As part of partnership, NEVS will provide DiDi with “cost-effective high-end EVs.”

In related news, DiDi, GEIDCO (Global Energy Interconnection Corporation) and NEVS have formed a new joint venture that will “provide services and infrastructure to the increasing Mobility on Demand Electric Vehicles.”

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Saab Returns Through NEVS’ New Electric 9-3 Concept 31
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in CES, china, concepts, Electric Vehicles, NEVS, Saab, Saab 9-3 on 05 31st, 2017

NEVS dropped the first images of the reborn 9-3 Series, which is now powered by an all-electric powertrain.
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NEVS, Owner Of Saab, To Build EVs At New Chinese Plant 29
Posted by Brad Anderson in china, Electric Vehicles, NEVS, Reports, Saab, Saab 9-3 on 01 29th, 2017

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), the company which brought Saab back from the grave only to kill it, has received approval to begin production electric vehicles at a manufacturing plant in Tianjin, China.
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Go Back To The Future With This Saab 9-3 ‘DeLorean’ Replica 6
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Delorean, Movie Cars, Saab, Saab 9-3 on 09 6th, 2016

If you're interested in owning what may at first appear to be a beat up old Saab 9-3 with a whole bunch of Back To The Future bits on it, rest assured that its £1,000 price may not seem too steep upon closer inspection.
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Saab Automobile Officially Becomes NEVS After Company Fails To Secure Trademark 21
Posted by Bogdan Zoltan in Electric Vehicles, NEVS, Reports, Saab, Saab 9-3 on 06 21st, 2016

If you thought that Saab would make a miraculous comeback anytime soon, then you’d better sit down for this one, as National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) recently announced that the brand is officially confined in the history books.
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GM Recalls 200,000 Saab, Saturn Vehicles With Takata Airbags 17
Posted by Bogdan Zoltan in Recalls, Reports, Saab, Saab 9-3, Saab 9-5, Saturn, Saturn Astra on 02 17th, 2016

As part of the wider 5,000,000 strong recall with potentially defective airbag inflators made by Takata, General Motors has issued a recall concerning about 200,000 Saab and Saturn vehicles.
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Chinese Firm Orders 150,000 Saab 9-3 Models From NEVS By 2020 18
Posted by Brad Anderson in china, Electric Vehicles, NEVS, Reports, Saab, Saab 9-3 on 12 18th, 2015

After a very tumultuous few years, Saab is back in business with its owners, National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), signing a deal with a Chinese company to supply 150,000 electric Saab 9-3 models by the end of 2020.
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Saab 9-3 Rights Sold To Turkey For Its “National Car” 17
Posted by Andreas Tsaousis in Electric Vehicles, Reports, Saab, Saab 9-3 on 10 17th, 2015

The car company that wouldn’t die: that should be an appropriate title when the story of Saab is published.
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Video: Dodge Viper Performs Naked Burnout Before Donating V10 to Saab 9-3 SportCombi 17
Posted by Larry in Automotive, Dodge, Dodge Viper, Saab, Saab 9-3, Tuners, video on 05 17th, 2011

You ever skinned a snake? I have never done such a thing but I had the opportunity to see a snake get skinned in person and I almost lost my entire meal from that morning. Possibly something that you may be able to stomach a little better than I did is a skinned-naked Viper, Dodge Viper SRT-10 that is.

Some crazy hoons got their hands on a previously wrecked Dodge Viper SRT-10 without its body and had the urge to participate in some ‘extracurricular tire-spinning activities’. You gotta love the massive amount of torque from the Viper’s V10 engine which is somewhat demonstrated in the video below. This same vehicle later became the powerplant donor for a tricked-out Viper powered Saab 9-3 SportCombi built by a Zatzy forum member.

Viped-powered Saab 9-3 SportCombi-1
Viped-powered Saab 9-3 SportCombi-3
Viped-powered Saab 9-3 SportCombi-4
Viped-powered Saab 9-3 SportCombi-2
Viped-powered Saab 9-3 SportCombi-5
Viped-powered Saab 9-3 SportCombi-6
Viped-powered Saab 9-3 SportCombi-7
Viped-powered Saab 9-3 SportCombi-8

[sources: Zatzy, Autoblog.nl]

Saab 9-5 SportCombi Teaser Out (Video) 25
Posted by Alex Ion in 9-3 Convertible, Automotive News, Saab, Saab 9-3, Saab’s XWD, SportCombi, Upcoming Events on 02 25th, 2011

Saab has released additional details of their surprise concept car 9-5 SportCombi. New details are in the form of a series of images and a teaser video. The concept will be unveiled in Geneva next week.


The 9-5 SportCombi will come with exotic features including that of adaptive bi-Xenon headlights, head-up display as well as three-zone climate control. It will be equipped with Saab’s XWD all-wheel drive. The vehicle is expected to arrive in Australia towards the end of 2011 It will be offered with the same drivetrain options as the sedan in overseas as well.

It is also learnt that the manufacturer is not only introducing SportCombi, but will also  debut the Saab 9-3 facelift known as the Griffin line-up and the 9-3 Convertible Independence Edition too alongside.

The details which are out now indicate that the concept follows Saab’s unique Scandinavian and aircraft-inspired design heritage. The alleged 9-2 concept is likely to feature all wheel drive with an electrically powered rear axle and a ground-breaking car communications platform using the Android operating system.

New Saab 9-3 in 2012 17
Posted by Alex Ion in 9-3 Convertible, Automotive News, BMW, first 9-4X, MINI-sourced 1.6-liter four-cylinder turbo, Modified car Talk, redesigned next-generation 9-3, Saab 9-3 on 02 17th, 2011

We have already updated you with the news regarding Saab getting ready for its Independence Day celebration on February 23rd along with the news of its new line up of products. Here are the latest updates: The company has made the official confirmation regarding the redesigned next-generation 9-3. The car will get launched in the coming year. Speculations have it that it may get delayed until 2013.

Let us now take you to the most notable features incorporated in the vehicle. This modified version will ship in three- and five-door body styles. Also offers a variety of engines options. The recent agreement which Saab had BMW confirms that the options will include a MINI-sourced 1.6-liter four-cylinder turbo with start/stop technology.

Saab announced plans to unveil a new special edition based on the current 9-3 Convertible. Details are scarce. The first 9-4X from Saab rolled off the assembly line in Ramos Arizpe. Well, the model will hit the US markets in May of this year.

(Via WCF)