Saab 9-3 back in production at Saab Sweden factory – Autoweek

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Saab 9-3

restarts production in sort of

The first Saab to off the Trollhдttan line since the went out in 2011. Photo by

A momentous day for Saab fans, if the commenters are to be believed. Photo by

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Would you look at that? started building Saabs A bright future, perhaps, for the Carmaker Of Europe. who after its from General Motors and with the Swedish government and the was snapped up by an Asian conglomerate itself as National Electric Sweden (NEVS). A few people got

A few crocodile tears were

And, then, nothing. All on the Eastern front.

Until A secret cabal of Saab gathered in Trollhдttan with breath, tipped off by NEVS They waited in front of the main gate.

Noon then 1. Then, the hum of a car — a silver sedan, one bearing a Saab badge. (No more . a casualty of NEVS’ investments .) wasn’t a leftover from the of the factory. No, this was a brand-new 9-3! A 2014, if there was a model

NEVS owns Saab Powertrain and the keys to the Trollhдttan (though the company claims most new Saabs will be in Qingdao, China ). After the warm hum of electric Saabs by it has taken its greatest leap toward full EV production: Two models were run through the line to calibrate its readiness. has alluded in the past to only electric Saabs in China. as be too crude for our populace that enough Tesla Model Ss to even Elon Musk.

This current Saab, doesn’t have an electric It’s got a conventional gasoline sourced from — at point — anyone but GM: are scant. SaabsUnited only it had #8220;some new goodies under the

Nonetheless, big things are coming: is allegedly planning a facelift of the a welcome respite from the … mask first in 2008. The chassis is still an now old enough to enter middle Saab worked on the all-new platform in 2011 before the documents in a filing cabinet

NEVS wants to find the

It’s been a long and journey for Saab, as one of its chief described the process as akin to up a ski slope that someone’s water on the night before. words, honest.) NEVS production by the end of this year, and on their way. #8220;A lot of had gathered in the final assembly and everyone felt that the spirit truly was alive,#8221; SaabsUnited .

This might actually be Free from the yokes of burdensome things like stewardship, financial stability, accounting, eager investors and an achievable five-year plan, can now be free to practice its own thoroughly brand of underdog comeuppance and pluck. Instead of Svenska AB, the parent is National Electric Sweden.

Instead of trolls Trollhдttan. it’s the Chinese and Just like that, back to its old roots as the de facto carmaker started by a small, team of men who sort of had an idea of they were doing. We them well and envision a of humming along dirt-rutted stages in whisper-quiet 9-3s.

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