NEVS 9-3 X 2019, new model 2020.

At the end of the year, the NEVS 9-3 electric car will finally go into production. The following year NEVS wants to roll the 9-3 X SUV at the start. It is also based on the Saab 9-3, but 60% of the parts are said to have been redeveloped. The company speaks of the 9-3 X of an SUV, I see it as a derivative of the 9-3 station wagon, which would also be good genes.

NEVS 9-3X. Picture: NEVS

The optimism offensive in Stallbacka continues. Victor Jensen von Sverigesradio published further details last week, including the schedule. After the electric 9-3 sedan and the 9-3 X SUV, both of which were developed in Trollhättan, the plan is to present a completely newly developed vehicle in 2020.

It is based on the Sango platformwho has been working in Sweden for a few months now. The new electric vehicle, behind the new one, is scheduled to go into production autonomous pod according to the InMotion Concept, in the year 2021. Subsequently, two new vehicles are planned to be launched each year.

NEVS 9 3 X Concept
NEVS 9-3 X Concept at CES Asia 2017. Photo Credit: NEVS

So far invested 1 billion €

According to founder Kai Johan Jiang, around € 12 billion has been invested in NEVS so far. A huge sum, and yet only small money in comparison. Li Shufu has spent around $ 3 billion on successfully reviving Volvo. Another double-digit billions went into the purchase of shares from Volvo Trucks, Daimler, Lotus, Proton and a Danish bank. And Elon Musk burns about that amount with Tesla - every quarter! Volvo, with careful electrification strategy, is profitable today. Tesla is struggling with Model XNUMX startup issues and is waiting to step into the black.

It is unclear when and whether there will be NEVS electric cars outside of China. Likewise, whether Trollhättan will build cars again. There are declarations of intent, but nothing more. The uncertainties predominate, many questions are unanswered without any satisfactory answers. The most important construction site is likely to be the plant in Tianjin. It was supposed to go into operation in summer 2018, the time window was postponed to the end of the year. The credibility of NEVS and its founder depends on the fact that this deadline can be kept.

20 thoughts on "NEVS 9-3 X 2019, new model 2020."

  • Thanks for the good words Stephan! Unfortunately, the work that goes into each individual article is often not recognized. Worse still: “Make pages full” is a paid article that is often offered through agencies. Something that we have never expected of our readers, but with which blogs often finance themselves.

  • I also “like to read” what will become of the SAAB legacy. At least voluntarily and with a certain interest ...

    The fact that this is often sad or you do not know what to think about it, you can chalk the author bad.

    Speaking of thinking, I've completely lost track of the multitude of NEVS ambitions, reports and plans over the past few years. In this respect, I also find Daniel's answer ("NEVS has a company philosophy? Oha ...") to Detlef Rudolf's comment neither stupid nor disrespectful.

    If I'm not mistaken, so far, among other things, was ...

    • cheap and electric delivery vehicles from TH
    • Chinese e-taxis
    • Chinese car sharing
    • a Swedish battery factory

    ... the talk and now again of a Chinese “Tesla competitor” with Swedish roots and for fans of private property and individual transport. Oh yes, one last SAAB Turbo for the fans of SAAB and progressive conventional drive technology has also been launched ...

    Even if I hardly like it in the aforementioned sense ("like to read" what will become of the SAAB legacy), I could use a well-founded overview and article about the NEVS history *. I lost the overview. And to me, the NEVS strategy and philosophy seems to be constantly fluttering in the wind like a flag ...

    * Speaking of history, it's actually unbelievable that NEVS now has another story, right? A multi-year (almost entirely) without a product ...

  • Tom, please don't let eternal grouches like Saablöwe not spoil your day. I think it's good that NEVS is also reported. Those who criticize this and assume that you only want to “fill the page” should be ashamed to discredit your efforts in this way! But in this day and age, constant nagging and mischief are unfortunately in vogue.

  • I look forward to every report from Trollhättan about you, even though I see the (for me compulsory) future of electric mobility personally very critical and expect no Saab Spirit Nevs company in any vehicles manufactured in the future. I see more of an exploitation of the existing resources of Nevs and recognize the former Saab Spirit rather with the other Swedish brand. But that's just my personal opinion. My thanks go to the bloggers for the comprehensive reports, even if I have an opinion on Nevs.

  • … ”The continuation of a”.
    Do not just read what you want others to blame, but what they mean.

  • Funny. How can you hang on a name? It would be interesting to know what percentage of Saab's engineers are now employed. I suspect, very many. The spirit of the company is still there, no matter what they are called. And it seems really more to take place than one would expect. Developing an electric platform is certainly not without, because a lot of things are just different than combustion cars.

    The future belongs to electric mobility in combination with the energy transition, the oil is running low and there is already too much carbon dioxide in the air anyway. I think it would be great if Trollhättan would join in, even though I do not currently see any personal solution for me (trailer load required).

  • I'm not a friend of NEVS or electric cars. Still, I find it interesting what happens to the remnants of SAAB.

  • Hi Tom,
    please continue to report. I like to read about what will become of the Saab heir.

  • NEVS has a company philosophy? Oha ...

  • Interesting thought ... let's wait and see (as usual). 😉
    Otherwise it stays the same: Facts Facts Facts are the ones that count!

  • Dear Saablöwe,

    The bloggers write current things about NEVS of their own free will and are not annoyed by any other blog participants. Or should other comments no longer appear? Your view of things is somehow incomprehensible to me.

    For the new 9-3 X, NEVS adopts almost the entire beautiful design of the last 9-3 SC built - the lines and individual components such as the front and rear lights have even been refined. Compared with previously built Borgward automobiles, the current Borgward vehicles only have the same branding in common - even this, however, has been slightly modified. Even a mid-range sedan - comparable to the Isabella at the time - cannot be found at Borgward at the moment. But there are also more features that at NEVS point to the continuation of a company philosophy than is the case at Borgward.

  • Nobody is forced to read a text that he does not classify as relevant. The fate of the former plant and the Saab location continues to interest us, even if NEVS is not one of the easily digestible topics. We will continue to report.

  • NEVS has about as much to do with Saab as the new Chinese Borgward with Borgward. ME, it would be better not to annoy the bloggers with this eternal NEVS stuff, just to fill the pages.

  • I find this very painful, a great Company, badly let down by GM lack of funding, and sold to be stripped of remaining assets, then transferred to china…. Shame on our Western Governments, shame !!

  • Unfortunately, NEVS has the “core competence” to announce things which then, at best, will come true much later or never. The only thing that still amazes me is why there is still money.
    Amazing what you can do from the 9-2 II base (?) Could (?)

  • The 9-3 X planned by NEVS would probably be exactly the right future vehicle for me - I really like the design. In comparison, I find the “will and cannot” design of current models from Audi, BMW or even Mercedes downright ugly - how can you voluntarily purchase such a vehicle?

  • Is NEVS pretty for sales? So many news there were not the last 5 years. There's something in the bush.

  • At NEVS I do not have SAAB Spirit, they can produce what they want from me.


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