According to the Associated Press, a Hong Kong-based concern is close to building new Saab models. After some delays, National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has completed the purchase of bankrupt Swedish automaker Saab.

NEVS says it plans to debut an electric vehicle in about 18 months. When the car comes to market, it will wear the Saab name, but not the marque's well-known griffin logo. Reuters reports that the company will produce EVs based on the Saab 9-3 platform, with intentions to sell these vehicles primarily in the Chinese market. Due to the continued use of the distinctive griffin head logo by commercial truckmaker Scania and the Saab aerospace group, NEVS was only granted access to the Saab name, not its emblem.

At the moment, it is unclear if the 9-3 architecture to which NEVS is referring is that of the now-defunct model or the new Phoenix architecture whose rights were recently purchased by Chinese automaker Youngman from previous Saab owner Spyker.



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      Adrian Elliot
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's a testament to the value of this company that it simply will not die. No one cared when Pontiac, Saturn, Oldsmobile, Mercury, or Hummer died. But Saab lives on, even if in diluted or alternate form under different ownership. I sold my 4th and final Saab last March, but I'll always feel a connection to the uniqueness of the brand.
      Jonathan Ippolito
      • 2 Years Ago
      EV China ! Well that was a sad waste of time !
      Circuit Jeepster
      • 2 Years Ago
      I used to be Saab loyal. 4 fantastic cars. Where did I go? Jeep. @Dave, I agree, it's ridiculous. Saab is flat out ruined now, no matter what they do to "revive" it. Was hopin BMW would have the balls to pick it up and use them as their sub-luxury brand. Now there's no point.
        Teleny411
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Circuit Jeepster
        i think we all were hoping BMW would buy SAAB as a good way to enter fwd markets.
      • 2 Years Ago
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        Dave
        • 2 Years Ago
        Seriously? They need to stop dragging this corpse out of it's grave. Every time someone tries to breathe life into it, it just gets more disgusting.
          Ace Convoy
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dave
          the Phoenix 9-3 are going to be hottest Zombie's ever to leave the lot though
      Cruising
      • 2 Years Ago
      Last real SAAB I was in was a 340 with a rather outdated and tattered interior but was a charming little turboprop. Much like that 340's interior the brand is becoming outdated and tattered with each passing news story but I suppose the charm will never die. but I suppose the charm will never die.
        Cruising
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Cruising
        *silly phone decided to post the same sentence twice. Lol