Several days ago, news broke out about the use of the SAAB name under NEVS production of automobiles. Stated by Radio Sweden, SAAB may use the name in future vehicle production. This is consistent with similar information dated near 2013, reported in wikipedia for NEVS under History.
Good news is nothing has fully resolved presently about its name. I am positive SAAB owners and others would like the name to live on instead die out. This news buzz, rattles just the name, and throws off the real focus of production and new vehicle innovations. What will hold for new production? I certainly think SAAB can regain its edge on the market. And certainly think future technology is one market that will allow great revenue value for its Swedish brand.
For nearly a month, The Swedish company NEVS which took over all SAAB intelligence and main factory in Trollhattan, Sweden (2012), and Dongfeng, one of China's largest automaker companies, have been working together to improve technical strengths with Donfeng's distribution network and global purchasing.
Now the two companies are on a joint extended agreement, where Dongfeng will learn more from NEVS to pass specific safety regulations in markets over seas (Europe and United States) in order to expand business outside of China.
In return, Dongfeng will help construction and research and development (R&D) of electric vehicles at , what will be NEVS second production plant located in Tianjin, China.
Dongfeng, (DONGFENG Motor Corporation or DFM) is a Chinese motor company, and is regarded as one of the "Big Three" Chinese automakers. Founded in 1969, and now by production volume, is ranked second largest automaker (2014). DFM has many partnerships with foreign products, such as Honda, Kia, Nissan, Infiniti. Like Volvo, The DFM name is carried under a production line of buses and heavy-duty Commercial vehicles. In addition, DFM associates with Volvo sponsoring china entry for a sailing race around the world in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race.
Some DFM facts:
Revenue: US$62.9 Billion (2012)
Annual output: 3.83 million units (2014) and 1.83 (2015)
Made public July 2nd, 2015, a new appointee to join the board of NEVS. Mr. Stefan Tilk, becomes Vice Chairman in the Future of SAAB. NEVS, stands for National Electric Vehicles Sweden, founded in 2012, and was bought in September 2012 officially, where continued production remained in
Trollhattan, Sweden. Trollhattan is a location originally the homeland of the initial parent company SAAB.