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2006-11 Saab 9-3, 9-5 added to Takata recall

General Motors has issued a recall for the 2006-2011 model-year Saab 9-3 and 9-5 as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. Affected vehicles are fitted with potentially faulty driver-side front airbags that are susceptible to degradation as a result of moisture intrusion...

NEVS to build Saab 9-3 EV in Chinese factory

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has officially received approval to build the 9-3 EV at a facility in Tianjin, China. The company, which acquired the assets of Saab Automotive in 2012, became the first joint venture company with international backing to be approved for production by the Chinese National Development Reform Commission (NRDC)...

NEVS 9-3, 9-3X concepts unveiled: Electric Saab revival to enter production 2018

The NEVS 9-3 and NEVS 9-3X concepts have been revealed ahead of their debut later this month. Externally, the NEVS 9-3 models are distinguished from their Saab 9-3 forebears via a new bonnet, grille, slim LED headlights, front and rear bumpers, and tail-light designs. The company hasn't provided many details about the revived 9-3's drivetrain, except to say the car will have a driving range of around 300 kilometres...

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...