First Saab 9-3 Aero NEVS in the Netherlands

The first 6 produced by NEVS Saab 9-3 Aero sedans have arrived in the Netherlands. The import took place on the initiative of Saab dealers in Arnhem, Apeldoorn, Eindhoven and Utrecht.

Saab 9-3 Aero MY 2014 in Apeldoorn
Saab 9-3 Aero MY 2014 at Saab Apeldoorn

For the Saab partners who have survived service and repair in the time without new cars, the import is a welcome addition to the day-to-day business. When production in Trollhättan resumes, it plans to bring more Saab sedans to the Netherlands.

The Netherlands has traditionally been a strong market for the Swedish brand. Saab is considered an alternative to the German car brands. The price for a new Saab 9-3 Aero sedan of the 2014 model year is shockingly high there. The dealers want to charge between € 50 and € 55.000,00 for the compact sports sedan. For comparison: in Sweden the Saab customer has to pay around € 20.000,00 less.

An absurdly high tax is responsible for the high final price. The environmental tax “bpm” can amount to up to 42.5% of the new car value and is based on environmental behavior and the list price plus the accessories installed ex works.

Saab fans from the Netherlands can get the new vehicles from Sweden at the dealers and on the Concours d'Élégance, Het Loo Palace in Apeldoorn on the 21. and 22. Admire June.

Text: tom@saabblog.net

12 thoughts on "First Saab 9-3 Aero NEVS in the Netherlands"

  • Then one can only hope that there will soon be a new co-owner with liquid money. If the paragraph is actually so small, it does not surprise me that one does not currently produce.

  • Unfortunately for NEVS ... because when it comes to corporate customers, they are unfortunately not at eye level with Audi 😉

  • This puts SAAB on an equal footing with AUDI with its private customer share. No problem for me

  • In Sweden it will be much better if the new co-owner is firmly established - then the remaining stocks of the “Classic Series” are quickly gone.

    Most buyers want to see clearly that things will continue in the long term - so just wait and see.

  • Let's see if it works better than in Sweden. There are only 18 new cars have been sold to private individuals

  • Yes, thank you for the information, which is very positive! My mention of the Norwegian price was not a complaint that SAAB is too expensive. It is worth the price if you compare with other alternative type of individualistic cars. I hope that everything works out and that the six SAAB find his customers in the Netherlands, and that it will not be the last.

  • If the € already compared, then please also those of the competitors! (For the sake of completeness!)
    Different countries, different tax rates. It has always been like this. The interested customer finds his way to the SAAB ... .. The article is definitely a POSITIVE signal in unclear times. Thanks Tom!

  • The 2014 9-3 costs around € 65.000 in Norway….

  • So two of the six cars imported to the Netherlands have already been sold. One has to know that in the Netherlands in addition to the higher VAT (now 21 percent) also a kind of luxury tax (BPM) is charged. At least partially, the vehicles were apparently short (daylight) already approved in Sweden. I watched the new 9-3 over the weekend. I really liked the car, the material appearance was better than my 9-3 experience with the MY 06 (Werkstattersatzwagen for my 9-5). Unfortunately, it is currently no sunroof available. I would not want to do without it. I really recommend Saab Apeldoorn. The GF takes a lot of time and in the exhibition are also a beautiful 96 and a sonnet and a 9-4X panoramic roof to admire. I can only recommend, very nice, dedicated and competent!

  • Will the vehicles be sold cheaper if they are directly re-exported? Almost as an EU new car?

  • What use is it if NEVS runs out of money and nothing comes afterwards ...

  • Let's see how fast they are sold for the price.

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