Report: Is Saab on the verge of rising from the ashes with a new 9-3 due in September…?

Saab is apparently rising from the dust as Australia’s TheMotorReport reports that Saab’s new parental owner, National Electric Vehicles Sweden, is planning to reopen the automaker’s plant in Trollhattan.

Not much is known at the moment. But many of us in the automotive sphere wondered if the pictures of the supposed future generation 9-3 that surfaced the web not too long ago meant the Swedish automobile company was planning a major comeback.

If all results to be true, Saab will apparently be basing its latest model off of the last generation 9-3, except with major changes all around.

Additionally, rumors point to the development of a new all-electric Saab based on a new platform called the Phoenix (how fitting), though a launch date isn’t expected for a couple years. This is further supported by the name of Saab’s parents.

The supposed 9-3 could come back initially as a sedan beginning this September. Though if reception is well, a wagon and convertible can follow.

Saab has been under a lot of trouble in the last few decades, struggling from the effects of the mismanaged yonder years of General Motors. So that said, Saab’s redemption will not be easy and they’ll have to come full-force to make a dent in the forever progressing mainstream automobile market.

– By: Chris Chin

Source: Aftonbladet.se (if you know Swedish) via TheMotorReport

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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