Spy Photos: NEVS Test Mule Driving Arround Trollhättan!

NEVS 93 Test MuleNEVS 93 Test Mule

After the latest news from Trollhattan, which referred to the PONS project,  The First Generation of Autonomous Vehicles with a Connected User Interface at the beginning of July, and the news from May, when the local media noticed the arrival of 10 new test  NEVS 9-3 EV cars, here is the new news – we have spy photos of the first test drive vehicles on a brand new platform.

After a considerable time without news of NEVS and Saab, interesting information arrives from Sweden. In broad daylight a test mule was spotted, as reported by the Portuguese car portal PlanetCarsZ. As you can see in the spy photos, new vehicle is in the middle of a development process that, according to the author of these blatant photos, is fully electric. A fact that we can take for granted, since in the rear image there is no exhaust system.

NEVS 93 Test Mule
NEVS 93 Test Mule
NEVS Test Mule Rear End - Future compact SUV?
NEVS Test Mule Rear End – Future compact SUV?

This only indicates that this may be one of those NEVS 9-3 EV cars that arrived in Sweden in May, but that it has been completely redesigned to a completely new platform. Now, what makes this vehicle so picturesque driving on Swedish roads? This is the key question. We recognize the construction of the classic Saab 9-3 sedan, but this is something completely different. The vehicle was recorded near Trollhättan, near the old Saab facilities. But in addition to camouflage, which has little or nothing to hide because it is a test mule, the really important thing is the dimensions, the big wheels and the wheelbase.

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We are facing a testing mule that uses a new platform. In addition, the wheel arches and the size of the wheels are so big that we can face the embryonic stage of a future crossover (mid-SUV – maybe L113) of 100% electric mechanics. This allows us to take a look back, more specifically in 2015. That’s right, about half a decade ago NEVS announced the launch of 4 completely new electric cars. A plan that remained in the drawer, since they should have been launched at the latest in 2018.

Distinctive Family car - Nevs
Distinctive Family SUV car – Nevs

With Evergrande completely taking over NEVS, and investing further, things seem to be accelerating. From that plam, of the four models, three were crossovers. So, some of them can fit perfectly with this testing mule.

Although it is true that for the time being the information is very scarce and that these two photographs do not allow to analyze much more the test mule, what is really interesting is that this sighting happened. A fact that confirms that NEVS is working on planned projects and that Saab Heritage is the key.

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Goran Aničić
the authorGoran Aničić
For over 10 years, Goran Aničić has been passionately focused on Saab automobiles and everything related to them. His initial encounter with Saab cars took place back in 2003 when the first Saab 9-3 and sedan version were introduced. At that moment, he was captivated by the car's Scandinavian design logic and top-notch engineering, and everything that followed stemmed from that first encounter. Later on, through his work at the editorial team of the Serbian automotive magazines "Autostart" and later "AutoBild," he had the opportunity to engage more closely with Saab vehicles. In 2008, he tested the latest Saab cars of that time, such as the Saab 9-3 TTiD Aero and Saab 9-3 Turbo X. In 2010, as the sole blogger from the region, he participated in the Saab 9-5ng presentation in Trollhättan, Sweden. Alongside journalists from around the world, he got a firsthand experience of the pinnacle of technological offerings from Saab at that time. Currently, Goran owns two Saabs: a 2008 Saab 9-3 Vector Sportcombi with a manual transmission, and a Saab 9-3 Aero Griffin Sport Sedan from the last generation, which rolled off the production line in Trollhättan in December 2011.


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