Swedish automaker SAAB has announced production at its assembly plant in Trollhättan will be resumed on Monday. They stopped making cars back in April 2011 while starting September 2013 they began rolling out several pre-production units. Now, they are prepared to commence regular production series of the 9-3 sedan. This is more than just a rumor as a spokesman from NEVS said “we will start actual production on Monday.” As a reminder NEVS – National Electric Vehicle Sweden is owned by a Chinese renewable energy investor who purchased troubled SAAB from Spyker in June last year.
Regarding the 9-3, it seems to be just about the same car as it was in 2011 and will be sold with a turbocharged gasoline engine. Next year the vehicle will receive a facelift and also an all-electric version destined for China. At first, the SAAB 9-3 will be available in Europe and China, but if all goes according to plan it will be commercialized in United States as well.
Note: Photo depicts pre-production SAAB 9-3.