Saab is back again – constructing vehicles once more. Manufacture of the 9-3 4 door has started again in Trollhättan Sweden, and the very first model is said to be reserved for the company museum.
Preliminary product sales are focused on China, though Swedish consumers may also be in a position to purchase new Saabs constructed in their country immediately, It isn’t instantly obvious if the product is going to be for sale in the remainder of Europe, not to mention in North America.
The first run of 9-3s is going to be powered by a 220-horsepower; 2.-liter turbocharged four-cylinder prior to an electric powered model joins the product range next season. There won’t be a Biopower or an XWD (all-wheel-drive) design being produced. Even though the lion’s share of the 2014 9-3 is really a carryover on the pre-bankruptcy vehicle, there are several modifications, such as the brand new anti-whiplash seat system along with a “higher quantity of non-GM components” reports SaabsUnited.
“I am extremely proud of the commitment and also the focus that NEVS management and staff have shown over the 12 months that’s passed since we became proprietors of the plant in Trollhättan, and who’ve made this achievable. Swedish know-how together with Japanese technological innovation around battery power and new light-weight components and our China group’s emphasis on eco-friendly technologies are our strength for future years,” stated Kai Johan Jiang, the founding father of Saab’s parent organization, National Electric Vehicle Sweden.
Product sales of the new 9-3 will begin in Sweden by way of NEVS’ internet site on Dec 10. Price ranges for the manual-trans design begin at 279,000 Swedish Krona ($42,842), whilst the auto starts at 289,000 ($44,377). That cost is approximately 10 % less than a equally spec’d Griffin model price in 2012. Saab is back!