As you may know already NEVS started production of the Saab 9-3 Aero Sedan on Monday and already announced that the car will be first sold in China, but a small number of vehicles will be sold so Swedish customers via its website. According to the National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB (NEVS), the car that is produced is a high-spec Saab 9-3 Aero Sedan and is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo rated at 220 hp.
In order to ensure a solid ownership experience NEVS intends to offer service and parts distribution in partnership with Orio AB (formerly known as Saab Automobile Parts AB). An electric car based on the Saab 9-3 will also be launched in spring 2014 and as expected, China will get it first. Nevs’ partner and part owner Qingdao placed an order for a pilot fleet of 200 electric cars.
The petrol-powered 2014 Saab 9-3 will go on sale in Sweden on December 10 at a price of 279 000 SEK ($42,800) with manual transmission and 289 000 SEK ($44,100) with automatic transmission.
“I am very proud of the dedication and the focus that Nevs management and employees have demonstrated over the year that has passed since we became owners of the plant in Trollhättan, and who have made this possible. Swedish expertise along with Japanese technology around batteries and new lightweight materials and our Chinese group’s focus on green technology is our strength for the future”, said Kai Johan Jiang, Nevs founder and main owner. [source: Saab]