Initiated by Abdul Hamid II, the dream of manufacturing local automobiles was postponed due to the tragic ending of the local brand Devrim (Revolution) in 1961. But a few months ago, Turkish Tübitak (the Scientific Technological Research Council of Turkey) bought the intellectual property rights for platforms that belong to Saab from Nevs.
The Turkish “national car” project would be based on the Saab 9-3 platform with close cooperation with Nevs engineers about the manufacturing. Prototypes which sparked widespread debate over their originality were made in Sweden and purchased for 40 million euros ($45 million). Here is new promo video for Turkish Saab – future Turkish domestic car under its own brand: