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NEVS brand launched, bid to revive Saab abandoned

New Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has officially conceded defeat in its battle to regain rights to the Saab name for use on its cars. Overnight, the Chinese-backed car maker announced that from 2017 it will begin producing vehicles based on the Saab 9-3 platform, including an electric vehicle. Mattias Bergman, president of NEVS, tried to paint this latest news in a positive light...

Saab 9-3 licensed to Turkey for its new national car

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has licensed the Saab 9-3 to Turkey to use as the basis of its new national car project. Fikri Isik, Turkey's science, industry and technology minister, told TRT, Turkey's government-backed national television network: "We bought Saab 9-3’s intellectual property rights, but not its name...

Saab production halted again by cash-strapped owner NEVS

The new owner of Saab has been forced to halt vehicle production after running into financial trouble. The Chinese company National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) - which restarted production of the Saab 9-3 in Trollhattan, Sweden, last year after acquiring the bankrupt car maker - confirmed overnight a "short-term cash problem" meant it needed to temporarily idle its operations...

2014 Saab 9-3 Aero: on sale December 10

The 2014 Saab 9-3 Aero sedan has been unveiled by the Swedish brand's new owner, National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), ahead of its international launch on December 10...

Saab 9-3: leaked images reveal never-released third-gen model

Images purportedly revealing the planned design of the never-released 2013 Saab 9-3 have been leaked by a Swedish automotive website. Three low-resolution screenshots of the next-generation Saab 9-3 were published by Auto Motor und Sport, which claims to have obtained the images from a former Saab employee...

Saab strengthens Chinese ties with $290m partnership deal

New Saab owner National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has signed a partnership worth $291 million with the City of Qingdao in China's Shandong province giving the city a stake in the Hong Kong-owned manufacturer. To be made in successive stages through its investment company Qingdao Qingbo Investment Co. Ltd...

Saab Australia closes its doors

Saab Cars Australia has been placed into voluntary administration, forcing the closure of the company's Port Melbourne operations and the loss of six local jobs. The appointment of Ferrier Hodgson partners Stewart McCallum and Peter McCluskey comes after unsuccessful attempts to sell the Australian division to a third party in Sweden following the bankruptcy of parent company Saab Automobile in December 2011...

Fans chip in to save the last Saab 9-3

Saab fans around the world have chipped in to save the last Saab 9-3 ever produced. Enthusiast website Saabs United launched a campaign late last month calling on fans of the brand to donate what they could to help purchase the car...

Saab 9-3 next-generation leaked?

This could very well be the next-generation Saab 9-3. The sketch was part of a package that Saab presented to the European Investment Bank last year in hope of some backing. With Saab's future possibly on the mend, thanks to Pang Da and Youngman purchasing the brand for 100 million euro over the weekend, we have to wonder what vehicles will make up Saab's future showroom...

2013 Saab 9-3 may get new name from the history books

Saab is considering ditching the ‘Saab 9-3’ model name for its next-generation compact car, with company executives suggesting the new name could come from the history books. Speaking with Automotive News, Saab Cars North America President, Tim Colbeck, admitted the 9-3 name was not yet locked in, and said a decision was still to be made either way...

Saab 9-3 SRT10 MegaPower based on Dodge Viper

Saab has been saved single-handedly by a die-hard fan, again. Well, not exactly, but an avid Saab enthusiast did save his rolled Dodge Viper by fitting a Saab 9-3 SportCombi body to it, and called it the Saab 9-3 SRT10 MegaPower. Almost the same thing... Based on a damaged Dodge Viper SRT10, the Swedish owner decided one way to secure his Saab's future was to equip it with some of the underpinnings and running gear from the V10 Viper...