Saab‘s production has resumed at the Swedish automaker’s Trollhattan plant as a prototype 9-3 sedan has rolled off the assembly line.
After filing bankruptcy, Saab found a new owner in National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) and the brand is now officially back in business. As for the prototype 9-3 that was built, while Saab hasn’t released any photos it looks just like the 9-3 of old, but is sporting some new technology under the hood. Unfortunately, NEVS and Saab didn’t elaborate on what’s there, but did promise that the new, upgraded facelift will be applied to future 9-3 production models.
Essentially, the automaker is playing it safe to ensure that its new components are sound and function properly in testing before applying it to mass produced vehicles. It also wanted to calibrate its production line so that when production capacity is reached, it’s smooth sailing.
Once thought to be a casualty of the “Great Recession”, Saab is back. For now.
[Source: Saabs United]
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