First and foremost thank you for your support for us this year.
What a year it has been ! Here at Motorvation we continue to serve you and our other Saab customers. Genuine Parts supply remains good. We have noticed the rise in the number of relatively poor quality aftermarket parts becoming available cheaply, indeed several customers have bought these parts on the internet, sometimes at more cost than the genuine item !
We continue to see a rise in customers requesting ” full car” refurbishment of their cars, as they say ” I’ve tried other cars, but I just like my Saab ! With the steadily continuing rise in value of older cars such as the Classic 900 and the 9000 we find ourselves carrying out more restoration work to these cars ranging from small welding repairs to all out vehicle refurbishment.
The ups and downs of Saab have continued to keep us watching. I have written an article below summarising what we currently know about NEVS ( the owners ) and the current developments. I hope you find it interesting.
NEVS is spending several billion dollars on developing several new electric car models, which will be launched from 2017. “It will now be a broader product range than we’ve ever seen from Saab Automobile in the past. Models will gradually be rolled out the first being the electric 9-3. We already have a greater demand than we had anticipated,” said Mattias Bergman in an interview with P4 West.
After the 9-3 electric car, there will be four new products at optimized for electric drive. There are two SUVs, a hatchback and a crossover, all medium sized cars, says Mattias Bergman. “this is probably one of the biggest industrial projects in Sweden right now. he said.” “In the spring we will begin to rebuild the parts of the plant to prepare for the production start this summer, we have employed over one hundred car builders, we are employing more to begin construction in the autumn.”
It remains unclear how the cars will be branded. NEVS does not as yet have the right to use the brand name. Saab AB withdrew the permission to use the brand name keen to ensure that they were not associated with another bankruptcy like the last in December 2011. Saab AB displayed considerable patience during the reconstruction and negotiations are ongoing with regard to using the Saab name, which still is allowed to adorn the factory, as long as the sign remains, Saab AB have not said no.
So what will those new models look like ?
Here are some images that we have gleaned showing the first impressions of the new models.
And Finally. It just remains for us to wish all the very best for Christmas and hoping you have a happy and successful 2016 !
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