May 18, 2016 by Joey Wang
A very speedy Saab 9-5 Aero sedan, Spotted in China in east Beijing. The good old Saab was in a very good shape, painted in gray with shiny chrome and darkened windows. The five-spoke alloys are original. The first generation 9-5 was manufactured from 1997 until 2009 with a facelift in 2001, this is a facelifted examle (pre-facelift here). Read more »
February 24, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
A wondrous white Beijing Auto Senova D70 sedan, Spotted in China at a Beijing Auto dealer in west Beijing by Reader Andreas, thank you for the photos! The Senova D70 has been fitted with a new grille with a Saab-like airplane bar in the middle, the Saab name in gold, and a Saab badge on the bonnet.
June 9, 2015 by Joey Wang
A wondrous white Saab 9-5, Spotted in China in the Lido area in Beijing. The good Swede was in fine shape, a bit dusty and dirty but the body was sound, no big dents, no rust in sight, and all parts appeared original, including the sporty three-spoke alloys. The first generation Saab 9-5 was manufactured from 1997 until 2009 with a major facelift in 2001. This is an original pre-facelifted example.
August 25, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter
China’s Dongfeng Motor Corporation has issued an official statement saying it never had any contact with NEVS Saab or with its shareholders concerning a possible take-over or an investment. On August 21 Economic-news magazine China Securities News published an article citing unnamed sources saying such contact had been established earlier this month.
July 11, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter
New spy shots of the upcoming Beijing Auto Senova D60, based on the old Saab 9-3. The Senova D60 debuted as an almost-ready concept car on the Beijing Auto Show in April. The final production version is expected to launch on the Chinese car market in Q4 with a price tag ranging from 80.000 to 140.000 yuan.
July 8, 2014 by Joey Wang
This is the new Beijing Auto Senova B70 BEV, a battery electric vehicle based on the Beijing Auto Senova B70, formerly known as the Beijing Auto D-Series. The Senova B70 is based on the old Saab 9-5. Saab however never manufactured an EV-version of the 9-5, the BEV is developed solely by Beijing Auto.
June 6, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter
A silver Saab 9-2X Aero, Spotted in China west of the Fourth Ring Road in Beijing. The Saab 9-2X Aero is a rather rare car. It was only manufactured in 2004 and 2005 and never officially exported to China, so how this strange Swede that is not a Swede ended up in the capital is somewhat of a mystery.
May 22, 2014 by W.E. Ning
Where some Saabs keep dying, others live on. This is the new Beijing Auto Shenbao EV, a full-electric vehicle based on the Beijing Auto D70, formerly known as the Beijing Auto D-Series, which again is based on the last-generation Saab 9-5. Beijing Auto bought the rights to the Saab 9-3 and Saab 9-5 from GM in 2009.
May 21, 2014 by Bertel Schmitt
It’s déjà vu all over again in Trollhättan: “China’s National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has temporarily halted output of its Saab car due to a shortage of funds,” the company told Reuters yesterday. The reason for the shortage of funds also sounds far too familiar. “The reason is that NEVS’ part-owner Qingbo Investment Co. Ltd has not fulfilled its commitment to, when necessary, finance NEVS’ activity,” the company which had bought SAAB assets in a fire sale said in a statement.
May 20, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter
Beijing Auto has big plans for the Shenbao brand, called Senova in English. On the right side of the slide a bunch of old Saab cars and a Saab fighter jet. Beijing Auto bought the rights to the Saab 9-3 and 9-5 from GM in 2009, and most of the Shenbao cars are based on these platforms. Beijing Auto does not have the rights to the ‘Saab’ name but ‘Shenbao’ (绅宝) was the name Saab was using in China until 2009 when they changed to ‘Sabao’ (萨博).
Now for the cars: