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Saved by China, More Saabs Coming Soon

9-3 EV will be followed by a SportCombi wagon and perhaps a new convertible.

Following Saab’s near-death and bankruptcy years and the manufacturer’s last-minute save by Chinese NEVS, the Swede's single 9-3 sedan model is soon to be joined by a 9-3 EV, followed by a reincarnation of its SportCombi station wagon. Later, these models may be joined by a 9-3 convertible, sporting some of that Swedish style that Saab was famous for. With a range of 124 fully-electric miles, the 9-3 will go on sale in Qingdao, China, in addition to Sweden.

The SportCombi wagon will soon follow, possibly as early as 2015. The company has also hinted that a convertible is likely, but nothing has been confirmed as of yet. Saab hopes to take its models back to the global market at some point in the future, but for now they will all be offered only in China and Sweden.

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