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
Boby
Member

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.

dcpattie
Member

Seriously, NEVS managed to actually take the design backwards after years of planning.

StefanH STHLM
Member
hughw
Member
A few weeks ago. I read perhaps the most deflating news on saabblog.net 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… Read more »
Romac
Member

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!

H
Member

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!

StefanH STHLM
Member

The downside is that NEVS wont sell the car, they will sell a service where you share the car with others……

hughw
Member
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… Read more »
Buckcherry
Guest
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… Read more »
Angelo V.
Member

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?

Buckcherry
Guest

Amazon started selling only books. Now you can buy anything from them. Let the time pass and we will see.

hughw
Member
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… Read more »
Buckcherry
Guest
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.… Read more »
Buckcherry
Guest

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 😀

Romac
Member

Buckcherry: LOL or SaabsUntied?

Buckcherry
Guest

SaabsUntied also sounds good!. My Saab isn’t tied to anything!!

Angelo V.
Member

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.”

Member

Or just ‘kit’…..

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