It looks as if the Saab brand may not come back to the automobile market—at least, not in its entirety. Saab AB, a Swedish aerospace business with ownership of the name, will not allow the use of its name or logo by its buyout company.
Saab has proven itself to be harder to kill than a vampire cockroach. While the rest of the world had written the Swedish former General Motors subsidiary off as dead after its Chinese-backed owner National Electric Vehicle of Sweden faced bankruptcy demands last year, Saab Blog reported this week that five (!) new…
The latest chronicle in the history of the Saab 9-3 would sound crazy - if it wasn’t for the already ridiculous game of Saab-potato we’ve seen since GM ditched the Swedish car brand in 2010. And yet the 9-3 will live on - as a Turkish Cadillac of sorts.
Of all the press cars I’ve had since I’ve moved to NC, the one that’s gotten the most attention by far has no doors, no floor, and all of one lonely horsepower. It’s both the crudest and yet most futuristic vehicle I’ve had so far. It’s a fascinating halfway point between bike and car called the ELF. I had one for a…
If one were to make a list of automakers that simply can't catch a break, I think Saab would be at the top of that list. Now the Swedish car company — or at least, what's left of it — is about to be dealt another huge blow as its new owner faces possible bankruptcy.
Don't check your calendar, this isn't 2011. Or 2009 for that matter. It's 2014 and the latest group trying to put the people of Sweden back to making Saabs has run into a financial roadblock.
Remember that time Saab died? Sorry, remember all those times that Saab died? Well, they're alive once again. And the beginnings of the 9-3 EV program are a go. The problem is they can't go very far. (Update: Apparently they can, it's confusing)
After keeping us all under bated breath ever since they made one single, solitary car a few months ago, National Electric Vehicle Sweden has announced that they are re-starting production of the Saab 9-3 on Monday. And despite the company name, the new-old 9-3 is not electric! Huzzah!
National Electric Vehicle Sweden, the group that bought the Saab factory and production rights to the Saab 9-3 after the Swedish automaker's second collapse in 2011, would like to think time has stood still. It would really help as they prepare to start production of the new 9-3 – which is a lot like the old 9-3.
Since the death of Saab, not much happened around Trollhättan. The town saved the collection of the Saab Museum, and if you acted fast, you could do something similar by getting one of the last 68 Saabs ever built.