Saab News China: BAIC Saab 9-3 prototype turns its rounds

BAIC T60, based on Saab 9-3
BAIC T60, based on Saab 9-3

The Saab 9-3-based BAIC T60 (or C60) makes its rounds around Beijing. Next year at the Beijing Auto Show, the T60 will be in the final production version. In 2. Quarter 2012 is the series start in the completely new plant, where starting from November 2011 also on the Saab 9-5 based C70 and C80 to be run off the line.

BAIC T60, based on Saab 9-3
BAIC T60, based on Saab 9-3

Saab will not make any money on the new BAIC models, the entire technology has been sold 2009 to the Chinese. Originally, Saab engineers should be involved in the development and preparation for mass production, but they have not heard of it.

The first show cars the BAIC 2010 showed in China on the basis of the Saab 9-5 at the auto shows, were born with obstetrics from Sweden in the world.

BAIC Showcar 2010, based on Saab 9-5
BAIC Showcar 2010, based on Saab 9-5

How much potential the old 9-5 still had at that time can be guessed here.

C60 or T60 will also drive purely electric, a purely electric powered prototype The Saab 9-3 is cut out of the face and was spotted in China in May.

Perhaps there is current Saab know-how in BAIC development. Only the engineers in Trolhättan know whether Saab Engineering Service (SES) is involved in product development. The customer list is confidential. It would be possible.

Text: tom@saabblog.net