Wednesday, May 10, 2017

NEVS 9-3 EV. AKA "Saab Zombie"

Remember when Chinese company NEVS bought Saab?
That was back in 2012!

Since, they have claimed many times they would come up with brand new Saab models. Most of them would be EVs. It was just a matter of time. All new Saabs coming up, they said...
(They even showed us a bunch of cool illustrations)

Well. this is now 2017, and all we have is this picture of the "new" NEVS 9-3.
Yes, it is an EV. It is supposed to be getting almost 200 mils on a charge.
So that part doesn't totally suck.
The sucky part is the old design which dates back from 2002! Yes, that is 15 years...

(Which means, NEVS might not have much cash for new stuff.)

They did sign a contract with another Chinese company to provide them with 150 000 of these EVs until 2020.
So that must be the car above.
They also won't use the Saab name anymore.

This is really sad....
I mean really...

5 comments:

Tard said...

I can't be 100% certain, but that pic looks like it might be a photoshop.

FusioptimaSX said...

Honestly with today's hideous designs, it still looks great, even at 15 years old.

Les said...

I agree, it's still a good-looking car.

Apparently, this updated 9-3 is China-only, and probably fleet-only (government/taxi).

NEV's all-new car is still a year or two away.

SAAB STORY said...

actually, this design is better than many new Lexus, Acura, Honda and Nissan designs. Sure, it's an older design. But it's not disgusting. Which do you prefer? New and disgusting? Or older and attractive?

Anonymous said...

I prefer we leave SAAB in peace. RIP. Can we do that?