Saab to Resume Auto Production in Sweden
LONDON – National Electric Vehicle Sweden, which bought the Swedish carmaker Saab last year, will restart production of the Saab 9-3 sedan on Monday at the Trollhattan factory in Sweden, a company spokesman said on Friday.
The 9-3 sedan will be powered by a turbocharged gasoline engine and built in “small and humble numbers” for China and Sweden, the spokesman said. The move comes almost two years after Saab filed for bankruptcy at the end of 2011.
Saab was previously owned by General Motors, which sold it to the Dutch sports car maker Spyker in 2010. National Electric Vehicle, which is controlled by Chinese investors, bought most of Saab’s assets. An electric 9-3 sedan is expected to be introduced in China next year.