First pictures of the NEVS 9-3 Concept [Update]

Today NEVS has published the first pictures of the 2018 NEVS 9-3 and a 9-3X Concepts.

More on that later in the day.

NEVS 9-3 EV Concept. Photo Credits: NEVS

NEVS 9-3 EV Concept. Photo Credits: NEVS
NEVS 9-3 EV Concept. Photo Credits: NEVS
NEVS 9-3 EV Concept. Photo Credits: NEVS

FEATURES, the new NEVS 9-3 series:

  • The new NEVS 9-3 series offer a high level of smart technology to enhance the in-car experience, such as WiFi hotspot, over-the-air software updates and battery management by smart-phone.
  • The new NEVS 9-3 series also offers a world-class filter of cabin air, “Always Clean Air Cabin” (ACAC), with a filter efficiency up to 99%. It takes less than a minute to reduce the hazardous particle levels for PM 2.5 from 500 to 50 µg/m3.
  • The new NEVS 9-3 series are based on more than 70 years of Saab Automobile engineering experience. This is mirrored by the outstanding driving and riding experience through low center of gravity with smart suspension geometry and tuning.
  • The Swedish heritage shown in both design, high safety and quality standards.
  • The new NEVS 9-3 series has already passed through rigorous comfort, ride and handling testing and will be launched to the market during 2018.
  • There are already more than 150’000 9-3 vehicles ordered, from different Chinese companies
  • The fleet-management portal makes it possible to track and diagnose cars on the road in distance, which will significantly enhance both the drivers’ and passengers’ safety and health.
  • 300 km range

Prepared for mobility services:

  • Digital Car-key in smart-phone App
  • Fleet-Management Portal
  • Vehicle-control by smart-phone
  • The new NEVS 9-3 series EVs will be built in NEVS’ China factories

25 thoughts on “First pictures of the NEVS 9-3 Concept [Update]”

  1. Well, I am not too excited by the outer looks (somehow reminds me of Peugeot design), but I am excited about the technologies behind. Though I will probably not buy one until they start producing them in Sweden and will definitely wait a while to see if they do carry on the spirit of Saab.

    • Those are CGIs, real pictures in a week time will give us a better impression of the looks, I also have my reservations on some details, so looking forward to the real deal.

      This car is meant to be built in China for China only, it is the next gen that will also be built in Sweden for Europe and America. I would put my hopes on that next gen, it seems as if we are getting a glimpse of that also next week.

  2. A few weeks ago. I read perhaps the most deflating news on we’ve had for some time,,,,and we’ve had a lot of deflating news over the last six years. There’s an interview with Mattias Bergman by Ellinor Beckett of EFN, a web based financial news channel based in Sweden. The interview contains substantially more information than many of us have seen (at least in one place) as to ownership, orders, production, batteries, etc. But at the end of the interview, Mattias is asked by Ellinor (EB)…..

    EB: And finally: when will we be able to see NEVS cars out on the road in Sweden?

    MB: We’ll be having a number of tests with different types of customers. But hopefully by the end of 2018.

    EB: But when can an ordinary consumer buy one?

    MB: You won’t be buying it as a car, but you’ll be buying it as a service. And if you’re lucky you can be participating in the first fleets tests we’re planning for 2018.

    Why do we keep hoping that out there somewhere, we’ll see a new saab-like car that we can own? This sounds like the final nail of many final nails. Or has been said by many of us “the fat lady is singing, and she aint going to stop.”

    • Hughw,
      to be honest, for me it is not any more about Saab but about cars developed and maybe produced in Trollhättan. I’m interested to see what those people are able to do. Regarding the ownership model, currently you can own or lease a car or even simply, they want to go a step further and allow you to have access to the car as you need it. This is not for everybody and fits best only to urban regions where traffic and parking problems doesn’t make the ownership of a car very attractive.
      I do also want to own a car, so maybe I will never drive a NEVS car, but I’m still interested in those cars.

      Currently SaabsUnited is managed by the Swedish Saab Club, if they want that SU should be only about SAAB and I should stop writing about NEVS, I’ll do it, but currently the Swedish Saab Club seems to be OK with me.

      • I’m happy for you to post NEVS news here, even though I wish there WAS still news about SAAB car developments.

    • Looks interesting. Looking forward to seeing real pictures and inside shots.
      Perhaps if you wish to own one you have to buy a fleet and let other people rag oops sorry drive them!

  3. I think it looks quite promising! I don’t instantly love every feature of the desgin, but I didn’t always do that for new SAAB designs either and they tended to grow on me… It’s still a car with four odd letters in the name, created by people in Trollhättan. It has a design that connects back to the herritage of SAAB and it seems to contain quite a lot of exciting technology.

    So I wish them all the best, and hope for lots of good nevs to follow!

    • That’s absolutely a non-started for me no matter how wonderful the cars are….I want to use my car when I want to use it…I want to leave crap in the car when I need to….I want to be able to tune it and accessorize as I wish….I want to leave my semi-permanent dog barrier installed, and I absolutely need a car with a minimum range of 500km + unless it can be charged in the average time that it takes to fuel. So goodby NEVS…I hardly knew ye, and I’m not interested in knowing you better. Time to get to know the forthcoming Volvo XC60.

      • You’re not a potential customer (and me either), but many people can be. I think that it isn’t a bad idea, and it’s good to start with it. If things go well, probably they also sell cars, I think.
        Something that surprises me, when I read you and others is that you can see in your words a kind of… hate, against NEVS. Am I wrong?.
        NEVS is just a Company that tried to keep the Saab brand alive on cars, to make money with it, but they couldn’t. (Like Spyker, do you hate them?). Zhejiang Geely Holding Group are also the owners of Volvo, but seem that you don’t care…
        Now, they can’t use the name, Ok, that’s true, but it doesn’t matter if you like it or not, a NEVS car is going to be more “Saab” than any other car you can buy from others. Even if SAAB AB start again to manufacture cars, NEVS cars will be more similar to the Saabs you know at present. Why?, because they have all the heritage.
        Look at those cars. They are just facelifted electric Saab 93’s.

        • Ummmm….that’s sort of the point of why there is negativity toward NEVS: We CAN’T BUY A CAR FROM NEVS and very likely, will NEVER be able to buy a car from NEVS. So what does it matter if their car is “more Saab” than other cars we CAN buy? If NEVS isn’t selling cars, who the heck cares?

        • Hate is a very strong word, which I rarely use. But how to I feel about NEVS?I feel the same way many of us do. They’ve ignored the existing Saab community. They’ve let all the existing Saab dealers die, or have to become dealers of other vehicles. They’ve made promises to their creditors and then screwed them. They’ve made numerous predictions about production dates, none of which has been kept. They’ve introducing a new car in China based on decades old design….good as it was, they didn’t have the desire or means to bring it into the 21st century. And if you think that a NEVS car is going to be more “Saab than any other car you can buy,” I really doubt there will be much Saab there other than the 9-3 metalwork. I’m more upset about what has become of Saab then hating NEVS, but I do think they’re a sorry and inept bunch that never deserved to be associated with Saab. For all of Mueller’s faults, he believed in Saab…he had his financial issues, but he kept production going (mostly) and had new and interesting models on the way. So I certainly don’t hate him or Spyker. And sure, it would be nice if Volvo ownership was in Swedish, or European, hands, but Geely realized that they had a going concern on their hands, and from what I can tell has let Volvo be Volvo.

          • I agree that hate is not the word.. but you understood me.
            I don’t think that NEVS ignored SAAB community, and even now, I think that they want to be part of it. It’s true all what you wrote, but I’m sure that it wasn’t their intention. They tried, and failed. They just don’t have all the money needed to save Saab cars as we (and they) want it. Now, they try to float the ship again with their possibilities. If you don’t have money and time to develop a new car, you need to re-use the one you have. And I think that the “new” 93 is quite decent and good looking, and, of course, is electric. Do you know Dacia Logan?. That car was intended for undeveloped countries and now is very well sold y developed countries too.
            I don’t know, but I like to see the 93 back again!

  4. I think both models are really cool, and specially the 9-3X looks very Saab 🙂 . I love them. The only “but” I can find is that the rear lights of the 9-3 sedan reminds me a Fiat Tipo sedan.. for some reason. The front, like Boby said, remembers a Peugeot 508, but looks good.
    I propose to change the name of this site to NevsUnited?. Ahhhhgh don’t kill meee 😀

  5. The 9-3 continues to age well in the middle of its second decade. LOL. It’s not quite as nice as the Saab 9-3—-but the squinty eyes and Chevron cartoon car or Disney Pixar Cars front end is okay with me. Maybe this can be Lightening McQueen’s new sidekick in the next CARS movie—-we’ll call him “Beijing Gustav.”

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