NEVS 9-3 EV Sedan without a SAAB Badge!

Nevs 9-3 EV SedanNevs 9-3 EV Sedan

Earlier, the NEVS company announced that “negotiations about the use of SAAB brand are ongoing”. However, according to the latest news, the negotiations were not successful.

The electric 9-3 sedans circulating in the news recently will not be Saabs. They’ll look like Saabs, be largely constructed out of Saab parts, and built in the Saab factory in Trollhattan, but they will not be badged Saabs.

According to a report on Autonews, the Swedish company that owns the brand, Saab AB, won’t grant permission for the name or logo to be involved with any new products from National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS).

NEVS Saab 9-3 EV at NEVS Beijing headquarters building
NEVS 9-3 EV at NEVS Beijing headquarters building

Saab AB told Automotive News Europe that NEVS will not be permitted to use the Saab name. “We have revoked their right to use the brand name,” spokesperson Sebastian Carlsson said.

In an interview with Sweden’s public broadcaster,Kai Johan Jiang  chairman Nevs, said the company will sell the vehicles under a new brand name suited for the Chinese market.


  • Wished all this pussyfooting about the SAAB brand/badge would stop and someone would just get the SAAB brand properly up and running again and put them back on the roads and in the world markets where SAAB once was and still deserves to be. LONG LIVE SAAB.

  • So long as NEVS can prove they can build the quality of cars that SAAB should be associated with, I can’t see the brand not being given their true name by the Aerospace parent company.

    There’s still hope !

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