Saab’s future lineup will include the redesigned 9-3, a new SUV and an electric vehicle

Article by Christian A., on August 26, 2010

Saab's top officials had a meeting earlier this week in New York that outlined its plans for the next few years. Future products include a luxury SUV and a new 9-3 sedan. Saab also said that it will launch a fleet of 100 electric vehicles based on the 9-3. A majority of these electric vehicles will be seen on the streets starting the first quarter of 2011. The electric vehicles will then be distributed globally.

However, Saab said the fleet was only for research and development purposes, and that an electric vehicle for the masses will only be built when the timing is right.

Aside from launching the new 2011 9-5 sedan, Saab also said that the 9-4X crossover, which is based on the Cadillac SRX, will be launched next year.

It also intends to offer a new 9-3 for 2012. Saab will completely revamp its lineup within two years with the release of these products. While Saab hasn't ruled out the possibility of a 92 heritage revival, it says that its focus is on these products it just mentioned.

Saab's headquarters in Trollhattan, Sweden, will construct these Saabs, with the exception of the upcoming 9-4X. The first batch of 9-5 sedans that will hit the US will arrive in showrooms within the next few weeks.

Currently, Saab's plant in Trollhattan produces 1,000 units weekly, but the automaker said that it won't make profits unless it can sell 85,000 cars annually. In 2011, Saab plans to sell almost 100,000 units and in 2012, it aims to sell close to 125,000 units. [via automobilemag]

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