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Published on September 18th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás


New Saab Begins Production

September 18th, 2013 by  

Saab re-starts production

After years of rumors and speculations of the will they/won’t they variety, a brand-new Saab 9-3 has – finally! – managed to roll down the assembly line! Don’t be fooled by the fact that this new Saab looks just like the 2009 models the company was building when it was spun off from GM’s bankruptcy, however. This car features all-new components designed by Saab engineers and manufactured in Trollhättan, Sweden.

Saab, now owned by the National Electric Vehicle Sweden company, promised its new cars would reach production in 18 months. That was in September of 2012, so they’re about 6 month ahead of schedule. That on-track message puts NEVS-owned Saab in a decidedly different league than faux car-makers like Detroit Electric and Elio Motors, who’ve spent more time justifying delays than they have building cars. Don’t take my word for that, though, check out the well-appointed assembly line and experienced Saab assembly workers in the photo gallery, below, and start getting excited.

Saab’s back, baby! All we need now is a new Saab 900 revival and we’ll really be in business!


Sources | Photos: Saabs United, via WorldCarFans.

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  • UncleB

    Now for the Nordic Electrics!

    • Jo Borras

      Oh, man – I must have been hit in the head. At first glance, I thought you wrote “Now for the Erotic Dancers!”

      • egogg

        Nordic Strippers Driving Electric Cars would be a great band name.

        • Jo Borras

          Yea, it would.

  • Ivar Möller

    GM must be pleased now, when they have lost the privilege of a supplier of parts to SAAB. No more 400% extra charge for parts delivered by Gangsters Motors.

    • Jo Borras

      To be clear, it’s “Gub’mint Motahs” now.

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  • Josh McNattin

    Always time for a dig at Elio…

  • Ang V.

    Here we are in late May, 2014 and production has stopped again. Financial problems. What else is new? Let’s get a real owner please. Mahindra, where are you? If Mahindra would step in, we might see a real Saab rebirth.

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