BAIC got essentially what NEVS got….a skeleton of the old Saab. NEVS got more in a “physical” sense with the Trollhattan factory, but both inherited powertrains and platforms. BAIC is designing cars, producing cars, and selling cars. NEVS is not. I’d love to see BAIC come in and buy the whole lot. Anybody beats these jokers.
Kimberly, while completely nongermane to the thread, you bring up an interesting piece of Saab trivia that always confused me. Why, in 2010 and 2011, did the 9-3 have just one petrol engine? Linear 210 hp, Aero 210 hp. That was a huge mistake, meanwhile, Saab was loading the 2.8T V6 into the 9-5 and 9-4x Aeros.
Does anybody know why the…[Read more]
If you’re correct, what I don’t understand is why they resurrected the car in the first place? The cards were stacked against the NEVS 9-3 no matter how you slice it, price it, and sell it. Unless Qindao wanted about 100,000 of them, I don’t see how it ever could have made sense. And it certainly doesn’t make sense to try to attempt to turn it…[Read more]
But that isn’t what happened. Pre-production began a few months before actual production. The whole “pre-production” thing was to “get the factory line going again.” It took longer to ink the final contracts. I apologize for my 16 months comment. I thought I had seen that number thrown around here multiple times. Still….11 months for…[Read more]
I think a lot is to be said by the cloak of invisibility that KJJ has worn since he purchased Saab three years ago. Correct me if I am wrong, but I am struggling to recall ANYTHING written here or elsewhere that has featured his face or his words. The owner of the company! One has to wonder why this might be the case. The NEVS choir will shout…[Read more]
Well, if it was explained a million times then why in the world did NEVS decide to build the thing? If they were ‘serious’ about electric Saabs, they wouldn’t have dabbled with the 9-3, it’s just that simple.
I honestly do not think NEVS ever had the capability–or the intention–to run Saab. From the shady, original bankruptcy estate proceedings to their half-assed website to the futile act of redesigning the car’s seats and trunk emblem to their cryptic press releases and not least, their grossly miscalculated, underfunded, pie-in-the-sky business…[Read more]
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