National Electric Vehicle Sweden, the new owner of Saab's assets and brand has restarted the 9-3 model production at its factory in Sweden. For the moment, there are no pictures of the model that will be produced by NEVS, but company sources cited by Automotive News announced a design almost identical to the 2011 version of the 9-3, but with a modified architecture. Basically, NEVS had to modify 9-3 platfom in order to replace 20% of components, related to General Motors platforms. The pre-series version of 9-3 presented a design identical to 2011 model generation, but had a different logo.
The prototype intended to calibrate the production line and its components. The new logo is a simple circle with the Saab logo, but it is not receiving the griffin graphic symbol proper to the company's previous logo. NEVS is a company owned by Hong Kong Nation Modern Energy Holdings, headed by swedo-chinese entrepreneur Kai Johan Jiang. NEVS bought Saab brand in August 2012 and since has worked on models that will launch in the near future.