A NEW “Saab” 9-3 is finally here – 6 years after the company went bust.
The 9-3 badge will return on a new electric tavern – but sadly the Saab name won’t.
Instead the cars will be badged NEVS (National Electric Vehicle Sweden) and built in China.
The tavern will have an electric operation of 186 miles with an 87mph top speed.
And it’ll also underline an in-cabin air filtration complement to stop fog getting to drivers and passengers.
There’s also in-car wifi, a digital smartphone pivotal and over-the-air program updates – just like a Tesla.
The organisation will make 50,000 cars a year before ramping up annual prolongation to 220,000.
For now, it’ll only be on sale in China but future plans could see the indication come to the UK.
But its enlargement into Europe is likely to be by ride-sharing and driverless projects into smart cities.
Saab strictly folded in Dec 2011 after it was announced bankrupt.
Several takeover bids by Koenigsegg and Spyker fell by before NEVS stepped in to save the brand.
But the Saab name has been nude amid financial concerns but the organisation retains the rights to the iconic automobile design.
After the 9-3, NEVS will spin its courtesy to the Phoenix judgment automobile – an aptly named two-door coupe suggested back in 2011.