We’re happy to hear that Saab, the unique Swedish carmaker is back in business with its delivery of its first new Saab 9-3 Aero sedans. So far the new car will only be available in the Swedish market to the partner of the company.
Saab starts rolling 9-3 to clients in Sweden
Interestingly enough, Saab cars are sold in Sweden through online direct sales only, but buyers can test drive thanks to the cooperation agreement between Nevs and its Swedish partners, make an order, and finally pick up the car directly at the Trollhättan factory. National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB, (Nevs), acquired the Saab factories on the 31 of August , 2012 from the main assets of the Saab Automobile bankruptcy estates. Nevs builds on the Swedish heritage, with high-tech innovative solutions and the Scandinavian design tradition. Nevs’ aim is to be a front-runner in the automotive industry, shaping mobility for a more sustainable future, with a focus on electric vehicles (EV). Nevs is 78 % owned by National Modern Energy Holdings Ltd. and to 22 % by Qingdao Qingbo Investment Co Ltd.
Also, the company announced that Nevs has ensured the spare parts supply for the newly manufactured Saab cars by an agreement with Orio AB, former Saab Automobile Parts AB.
The next step, global distribution
The signed agreement now ensures the supply of spare parts for the new Saab customers. The global distribution agreement guarantees that spare parts for the new Saab 9-3 cars manufactured by Nevs in Trollhättan, Sweden, can also be ordered from Orio AB. For service and repairs as well as warranty measures, Nevs guides its customers to the existing Saab Service Centers.
According to Jonas Hernqvist, Director of Sales and Marketing for Nevs:“Our new Saab customers can now be confident that the long term supply of spare parts is ensured through established Saab service centers. Both Orio AB and Nevs are glad to forge closer ties between the two companies, as our agreement gives all Saab owners a high service level”.
We’re happy to see Saab coming back to the market and are intrigued to see how they will transition these 9-3s to electricity. We hope to see them in the U.S. soon.