Automotive news / SAAB / Saturday, 29-Mar-14 22:24:35 /
Trollhättan kick starts the Saab 9-3 Aero Sedan production
Production of the Saab 9-3 Aero Sedan has been started at the Trollhättan plant of the National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB using a petrol engine. The initial sales have been planned for China and a selected number of vehicles will be sold via the Nevs Website to Swedish customers.Photo 1: SAAB
The car being produced is a 220hp, 2.0 liter, high spec Saab-9 Aero Sedan and the engine is borrowed from the previous models of Saab and recognized for its performance.
Kai Johan Jiang, Nevs founder and primary owner of Saab said that he was proud of the management and employees who had demonstrated great focus in the past years since he became the owner of the Trollhättan plant and also made the starting of the production possible. According to him the Swedish knowhow, the expertise of Japanese battery technology, the green technology focus of the Chinese and the lightweight material are going to be the strength of Saab in the coming years.Photo 2: Trollhättan kick starts the Saab 9-3 Aero Sedan production
Nevs’ President Mattias Bergman added that it was difficult to start operation after two and half years of layoff and very complex in nature. Now that the company has embarked on the task that It was highly pleasing and with the support customers and partners it will make a difference. The electric hybrid will be offered next year and for the present Saab is in a position to produce cars of proven performance and high quality.
At the initial stage the production is expected to be models and this is as per company sources to ensure impeccable quality and supply chain operations. It will be ten vehicles in the beginning and the speed of output will gradually increase according to customer demands. The electric version of the Saab 9-3 is to be launched with the China market in the spring of 2014. Qingdao, partner of Nev, has already booked an order for a fleet of electric cars numbering 200 to be delivered starting spring 2014.