A few days ago in Svenska Dagbladet newspaper appeared a long article by Jonas Fröberg, in which he writes about the future of Swedish auto industry and Trollhättan.
Since the horror from 2011, three years have passed, the Saab situation has changed fundamentally. In Trollhättan strange vehicles have been spotted in recent weeks. At first glance, it seems to be test-mule Saab 9-3x on the go with the eye-catching Swedish testing mark.
Looking closely, you can see that the proportions are not right.
The track is wider, the wheelbase longer. What goes there, this is the new flexible platform NEVS.
We can draw the following conclusions: the flexible new platform is already well developed that a new generation Saab could roll to customers in 18, 24 or 30 months. The platform belongs NEVS, the company can dispose of it without having to apply for licenses in Detroit GM. Production was modernized, more flexible and leaner than ever before. A core team of 600 employees, not 3500, could start immediately, Also there is no strong union – which can be a brake factor.
The facelifted or updated the 9-3 is available and could roll off the line after the summer break. Better days are coming in Trollhättan…