Turkish Saab 9-3 will be on the Road before 2020

Turkish national car based on Saab 9-3Turkish national car based on Saab 9-3

Speaking at the 29th Meeting of the Supreme Council for Science, Industry and Technology, presided over by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, minister Fikri Işık said the main theme of the meeting was Industrial Revolution 4.0. “Since we have lagged behind during the previous three industrial revolutions, we want to be prepared for the fourth revolution. Therefore, we discussed in detail what this new period will entail and how we can best prepare for it at the meeting of the Supreme Council for Science, Industry and Technology,” Işık said.

Saab 9-3 from Turkey
Saab 9-3 from Turkey

Turksih Science, Industry and Technology Minister Fikri Işık said the ministry is not just willing to design, create and produce an automobile while developing the local car project, but also wants to offer new technologies to the world such as a driver control unit or autonomous vehicle systems.

Minister Fikri Isik in saab-prototype of future domestic car
Minister Fikri Isik in Saab-based-prototype of future domestic car

The Minister also announced that the Turkish domestic car based on the Saab 9-3 will be on sale before 2020. Highlighting his trust in the Turkish industry, Fikri Işık said domestic automobiles will have three main features:

  • good quality,
  • high safety standards and
  • comfort.

“It will be a comfortable car. The second priority is that everyone will feel safe using it. The third is that we will maximize safety to the highest level,” he concluded.

Swedish NEVS has been chosen by TÜBITAK as its partner for developing a Turkish National Car.


  • Awesome seeing things are moving along in regards to the Tübitak Nevs 9-3 project.

    The Epsilon 1 platform is aged at this point but that does not take away the fact that the structural integrity of the vehicle is still tops and that chassis technology, active safety et al can be upgraded to suit tomorrows demands.

    It will all be good and I congratulate the State of Turkey for buying such a good starting point for their national vehicle.

    Now on to THN and future Saabs. Yes I still believe in the Saab brand name adorning the bonnets of future cars from THN.


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