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.
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.