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Saab is a Swedish brand of luxury vehicles. It was the only non-core brand that General Motors was able to sell rather than shut down after emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in July 2009. Founded in 1944, the company has roots in the Swedish aerospace industry building planes for the Swedish air force. Unfortunately, after a tumultuous few years and many owners, Saab formally went through bankruptcy and what remained was sold to National Electric Vehicle Sweden in 2012.

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    Read This: The Saab 9-3 that never was finally shows up
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    Looking back on the life and [slow and painful] death of Saab, it's impossible to not stop and think of what might have been with the quirky Swedish automaker. As it turns out, SaabsUnited has decided to shed some light on what the company's future might have looked like, including some images and information that include full-scale mockups of the 9-3 ...

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    Report: Grainy leaked images show stillborn Castriota-designed Saab 9-3
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    The Saab faithful are going to be playing the "what if" game for years to come. It's one of the burdens of being a fan of a dead brand. A fresh batch of grainy 9-3 Phoenix images have made their way online, alleged shots of a design proposal penned by none other than Jason Castriota. The five-door looks to feature an honest liftback, though ...

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    Report: Saab 9-3 production to start in China in 2013 [UPDATE]
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    We knew that National Electric Vehicle Sweden planned to restart production of the last-gen Saab 9-3 at some point in the future, we just didn't know exactly when, or exactly where. As it turns out, the answers to those questions are soon, and China. Though NEVS had initially said it will build vehicles in Sweden before shipping them to China, the latest ...

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    Report: NEVS to build new Saab models in China's Qingdao
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    National Electric Vehicle Sweden has officially signed a deal with Qingdao Qingbo Investment Company that will see the NEVS build EVs in Qingdao, China. The move is the first step on the road toward eventually selling vehicles in China. Reuters reports that the Chinese company has agreed to invest $307.33 million, after which point Qingdao Qingbo will ...

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    Official: Deal brokered to get Saab warranty service honored at GM dealers
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    When Pontiac, Hummer and Saturn were killed off, at least current owners never had to question where they would have to take their vehicle in case it needed to be serviced. The same couldn't be said for Saab owners... until now. General Motors and Saab Automobile Parts North America (the remaining entity of the bankrupted automaker) have signed an ...

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    Official: Saab's Phoenix platform to get second life with Spyker/Youngman deal?
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    Who knew that Jay Z was talking about Spyker founder and CEO Victor Muller when he sang, "I'm a hustla, baby, I just want you to know, it ain't where I been but where I'm 'bout to go..." The visionary Dutchman has concluded a deal with with Youngman – a partner since the whirlwind days of Saab – to inject money into Spyker, build cars off the ...

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    Auctions: Rare 9-5 SportCombi, 9-4X models being sold off in Saab asset auction
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    Saab lovers take notice. Swedish auction house KVD has some ultra rare Saab products on the block, and we're not talking about a 1950s Saab 92. Up for auction are a bunch of low-mileage Saab models being sold off as part of the bankrupted automaker's assets. Included in the lot of cars are models like the 2012 9-5 SportCombi (above), the 2012 9-4X (shown ...

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    Report: Saab owner may speed up relaunch with gas-powered 9-3
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    National Electric Vehicle Sweden, the new owner of Saab, has good news for you if you happened to miss out on picking up a 9-3 before the company plummeted through bankruptcy. Automotive News Europe reports NEVS may offer a gasoline-powered 9-3 in 2013. That move would effectively step up the brand's re-launch plan by a full year. Originally, the company ...

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    NEVS exec discloses more Saab revival details, including electric plans
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    Saab's new owner is maintaining its plans to re-start sales of the brand in 2014, but it's not ruling out an earlier coming-out party. National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), which acquired the iconic but bankrupt Swedish automaker this summer, is about 18 months away from debuting an all-electric vehicle based on the Saab 9-3 platform, which will start ...

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    Report: NEVS mulling electric Saab 9-3 convertible, looking for engine partners, too
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    Do you believe in reincarnation? Like how we hope that, maybe, all of our hard work as auto writers will result in an eventual return as a swarm of beautiful butterflies. If you are a Saab fan, the equivalent could be this bit of news: The 9-3 Convertible may rise again, as an electric vehicle. Word comes from the Dutch version of Autoweek that Chinese ...

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    Report: Saab's Victor Muller wanted to nix Griffin, return to airplane emblem
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    According to Just-Auto.com Victor Muller wasn't a fan of the Saab Griffin logo. The executive was quoted as saying he wanted to "abolish" the Griffin logo and return to the airplane emblem. Muller made it clear that if he'd had his way, the propeller would have replaced the Griffin across the Saab lineup long ago. National Electric Vehicle Sweden, the ...

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    Report: GM denies Spyker claims in $3B Saab lawsuit
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    Reuters reports General Motors has dismissed claims by Spyker outlined in a $3 billion lawsuit. Spyker alleged GM deliberately bankrupted Saab by preventing a deal with Chinese investor Zhejiang Youngman Lotus. GM, meanwhile, filed a response with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan saying that as the former owner of Saab, GM had ...

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    NEVS completes Saab purchase, earns right to brand name but not griffin badge
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    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 ...

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    Report: NEVS completes Saab purchase, earns right to brand name but not griffin badge
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    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 ...

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    Report: What brands have Saab owners defected to? Polk investigates
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    When a brand goes belly-up, it's natural for analysts to wonder where that brand's consumers will turn. General Motors has mothballed more car brands the last decade than most other automakers' have in their entire portfolios, so "Where did [insert brand here] buyers go?" has been a common question asked of The General. According to reports, it didn't do ...

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    Official: Spyker and Youngman sign deal, plan to build D8 SUV and Phoenix-based range
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    It appears Spyker is strengthen its ties and carmaking ability with Chinese carmaker Youngman. This comes in the wake of the brand's latest dealings with a $3 billion lawsuit against General Motors regarding the demise of Saab. Youngman is reportedly investing €10,000,000 ($12.5M USD) for a 29.9-percent stake in the company. The shares are being ...

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    Report: GM granted 30-day extension on Spyker's Saab-related lawsuit
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    General Motors has asked for more time to reply to the lawsuit brought by Spyker over the Saab affair, and Spyker has agreed to extend the deadline one month until September 28. A quick refresh: Spyker has accused GM of tortious interference in Saab's dealings with the Chinese investors that might have been able to save the company, and intentionally and ...

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    Recalls: GM recalling 250,000 SUVs over door electronics
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    After a door-fire investigation that dates back to February, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has officially announced a recall today that affects around 250,000 General Motors SUVs for a faulty driver's door module. The recall applies to the Buick Rainier, Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Isuzu Ascender and Saab 9-7X from the 2006 and ...

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    Breaking: Spyker files $3 billion lawsuit against General Motors over Saab's demise
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    "Smack." That's the sound of Spyker's process server dropping a big ol' pile of legal documents on the doorstep of The Renaissance Center, home of General Motors – or wherever GM's attorneys live during business hours. Contained therein is a Complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and demanding a jury trial, ...

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    NEV deal to buy Saab delayed
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    Remember a month and a half ago when we told you that Saab will "soldier on?" Well, we should have written "stand at attention." According to SaabsUnited, the deal for National Electric Vehicle Sweden to buy the remaining Saab assets didn't close on schedule. In fact, it's been delayed by "a month, perhaps more." NEVS also seems to have indicated that ...

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