If everything goes according to plan, the new Saab cars will be rolling out in early 2014.
This came following the announcement by the buyers of the recently bankrupt Swedish carmaker that the first model will be out then.
NEVS (National Electric Vehicle Sweden) which bought over the iconic automotive brand for an undisclosed amount recently said that the first model will be an electric car which will be using the Saab brand although the logo cannot be used as they do not have the rights to do so.
NEVS is a joint venture between the National Modern Energy Holdings of China and the Sun Investment company of Japan and according to its chairman, Karl-Erling Trogen, they can now focus on rolling out their new model and if everything goes according to schedule, the first electric vehicle will be seen in the next 18 months bearing the new technology electric power-train mirrored agains the Saab 9-3 platform.
The primary market that the new Saabs are targeting would be China and while the Chinese market is strong in terms of purchasing power, it would be the global oil supply that would need to consider and this is where electric vehicles in China would play an important role in the near future.