Here is What the Remnants of Saab Have Become

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

This is our first look at what the remnants of Saab will become.

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has announced a new car-sharing and ride-hailing program that will offer users access to a pair of models called the 9-3EV and 9-3XEV. The 9-3X model will be a small crossover, while the regular 9-3 will be a sedan. The service will operate in the Chinese city of Tianjin, where NEVS will provide vehicles to people and mobility services.

No powertrain details were offered on the electric car besides the company saying it will have an 186-mile range. On the inside, a high-tech experience is planned, with NEVS saying that features like a WiFi hotspot and over-the-air updates will be included. A new cabin air filter that claims to be “always clean” has also been used to remove 99 percent of hazardous particles from the air.

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NEVS, a joint venture between several Chinese investors both inside and out of the country, acquired Saab‘s assets back in 2012 and has been turning the cars into electric vehicles ever since. So far, more than 150,000 9-3 EVs have been ordered from Chinese companies, with the car set to launch in 2018.

The vehicles will be on display at the CES Asia in Shanghai on June 7th.

Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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  • Lambo9871 Lambo9871 on Jun 01, 2017

    I like the cars just wish they were Saab. Saab made some awesome concepts that were never put into production like the Aero-X. I would love it if NEVS could make an electric high performance coupe.