Saab to restart production on Monday!
Yes they are.
New owner NEVS will actually resume production of the 9-3 sedan next week. It will be sold in Europe and Chine.
As you can see, it has a few small changes outside from the last time we saw a new 9-3, which was 2 1/2 years ago.
They are also considering production of the wagon and convertible as well.
The big mystery is the engine. All we know is that it is a 4 cylinder Turbo from another manufacturer.
(As they cannot use GM parts anymore)
And of course, an electric version is coming up as well. Since, after all, the full name of the company is “National Electric Vehicles Sweden”…
This is what the 9-3 looked like before. Very similar indeed.
The good news is that they are still working on getting the all new, Phoenix platform based, design out.
Both a sedan and convertible styles are planned.
They are actively working on removing the last 20% GM parts used on the platform.
Once this is done ,we will actually get all new Saabs.
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According to the very well-connected people at saabsunited.com, this NEVS-era 9-3 actually uses a GM engine (Ecotech A20NFT). It appears NEVS have been able to licence at least some of the GM hardware from previous iterations.