July 8, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
New spy shots of the Beijing Auto C60 EV, an all-electric vehicle based on the old Saab 9-3. Design-wise basically a ‘new’ 9-3 with Beijing Auto badges. The company as been working on the C60 EV for quite some time and Chinese media report it will finally hit the market this year. Well, we have heard that before but this white example on the spy shots does indeed look very ready, the interior however does not. See below for a big bunch of pics and more details.
June 27, 2012 by W.E. Ning
BAIC, parent of Beijing Auto, bought the rights to the old Saab 9-5 and Saab 9-3 in 2009 from GM. The Beijing Auto C70G, based on the 9-5, debuted on the Beijing Auto Show in April. Beijing Auto is still working on a new car based on the 9-3 which will likely be called C60. A new spy shot from the front reveals Beijing Auto didn’t do much extra design work, a disappointment after the sleek Fioravanti-designed C70G. But!, we got to be a bit careful here. We have seen loads of 9-3 based concept cars and prototypes over the past few years and it ain’t 100% sure this is the real thing. Pic via: Sohu.com.
January 16, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
Beijing Auto is working on a new C60 SUV, based on the old Saab 9-3. The SUV will debut as a concept at the Beijing Auto Show in April. Beijing Auto bought the rights for the old Saab 9-5 and 9-3 from General Motors back in 2010. (Saab-fans don’t cry yet, crappy Photoshop is my work).
May 31, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
Beijing Auto developed an EV based on the old Saab 9-3. The EV is code named Q60FB and is part of a trial project for electric cars with the Beijing city government. First batch will be 30 cars only. The Q60FB debuted in January and was seen on a truck in March. New spy shots show the car very clearly but the actual trial project still hasn’t started.
April 25, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
BAW bought the platforms for the old Saab 9-3 and 9-5 from GM before Spyker bought the rest. BAW brought the two Saabs to the show, both with a different from although they didn’t change the 9-3 as much as the 9-5 based C71 we saw earlier. Both cars are ‘made in Sweden’-Saabs because the new BAW-factory won’t be ready in about a year.The C60 has the same 2.0 Turbo as the C71, engine came with the platform.
April 22, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
BAW bought the old 9-3 and 9-5 Saab-platforms from GM before Spyker bought the rest. This is BAW’s take on the good old 9-3. A new and wilder front and no more. This 9-3 is by the way not yet a made in China, the factory ain’t ready yet, so it is a true Swedish 9-3 with a BAW-made front.