Saab vehicles return

Posted on Monday, 28 April 2014 , 07:04:05 byTheodora

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Saab vehicles return

The original Saab (Ursaab) was built in 1947. This marked the beginning of a proud history of innovations that set the standards for the global automotive industry. On August 31, 2012, National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB acquired the main assets of the Saab Automobile bankruptcy estates. Car buyers today can choose between different propellants with the majority opting for non-renewable, fossil fuels. This is natural, since the alternatives are few, still considered expensive and volumes are low. However, with the environmental challenges we face today and the dwindling supply of oil, market conditions are changing. And it is precise this markets that the new Saab challenges and wishes to conquer.

The new Saab owners are surely decided to resurrect the name of the former Swedish brand. They have introduced the 9-3 Aero, National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) and the new company is just getting ready to launch an electric version of the sedan which is currently submitted to a pilot launch in Qingdao, China. Once the 9-3 EV comes out, the lineup will be expanded with a third model in the form of a more practical 9-3 SportCombi.

The NEVS (meaning the new Saab company) is considering a 9-3 convertible version. Meanwhile, Saab will continue the development of the Phoenix platform which will most likely underpin the next-gen 9-3 as well as other models. Initially, Saab's return will be noticeable only in the Swedish and Chinese markets but other options are being analyzed.  Since then, we’ll just have to study the impact of the resurrected brand.

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