Saab, that filed for bankruptcy two years ago, is building cars once again

December 02, 2013

Saab, the Swedish car maker that went bankrupt two years ago, has resumed production under new ownership.

NEVS (National Electric Vehicle Sweden), a Chinese-Swedish investment group, took control of the company last August and announced plans to build an electric car wearing a Saab badge. However, the first cars to emerge from the Trollhättan factory today are petrol-powered 9-3 models, with a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine.

An electric version of the 9-3 (using batteries developed in Japan) is scheduled to enter production next year, likely to be aimed at the Chinese market initially, which NEVS has previously stated is set to become the largest and most important electric vehicle market.


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