Saab cars to make a return two years after going bust Mail Online

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Saab cars to make a two years after going Swedish manufacturer to make models and electric car

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Saab will making cars again, two after going to the wall.

The firm will make models, such as the 9-3 saloon, but start producing electric

It went bankrupt in late and was bought by a Chinese-Swedish investment National Electric Vehicle in June 2012.

Saab is to its 9 x 3 Turbo Saloon in the first of vehicles to be made since the was bought in 2012

Spokesman Mikael Oestlund initial production levels at its in western Sweden will be and rise if demand grows.

The is to make a petrol-powered version of the car the aim of launching an electric version

Mr Oestlund said: ‘ You change or develop very in a year. We acquired the assets in last year.

‘Our has been to get the co-operation up and running 400 suppliers and ensure the facilities working.’

‘We are humble and say we’ll the production volume with low and be able to increase over according to the market’s demand.’

peaked at 133,000 cars in but slumped to 27,000 only years later.

A Sweden Arrow shaped SAAB The company dates back to when it manufactured military

US car giant General Motors – which also owns Vauxhall — bought a cent stake and management of the firm in 1989, before full ownership in 2000 – bosses admitted they knew quite what to do it.

At the Detroit Motor Show in 2008, General Motors executive Bob Lutz told the Mail ahead of his company’s sale of the Swedish car firm: is the GM executive wife’s vehicle of

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‘But I don’t think it has made a profit in its entire We’ve hung onto it than we should have.’

parent firm GM itself bankruptcy protection as the global crisis unfolded, forcing the US to dispose of assets.


So GM sold Saab to Dutch Spyker, which in turn sold the firm to Nevs in last year.

The new owners said they want to on electric cars as they to revive the brand.

SAAB’s go back to 1937 when Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget was founded in Trollhättan to manufacture aircraft.

At the end of the Second World in which neutral Sweden no active part. SAAB into cars with the production of the two-stroke-engine Saab 92.

It soon became a household in Sweden and in the 1970s it released its turbocharged model — the Saab 99.

Saabs found with architects, independent and maverick entrepreneurs such as boss Sir Richard.

Loyal appreciated SAAB for its aerodynamic and quirks like placing the lock between the front rather than on the steering

It was the first to offer heated in 1971.

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