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[EVENT] Saab Automobile AB and Spyker N.V.

2019.04.05 00:23 d3vilsfire [EVENT] Saab Automobile AB and Spyker N.V.

May 20th, 2023
After the recent acquisition of both car companies, NM-ZA has begun building the infrastructure to establish two of the first major domestic car companies of South Africa. It is expected that Saab Automobile AB will be marketing to the vast majority of people, with entries expected in every single class, while Spyker N.V. is going to be catered to the upper-class and sports car enthusiasts.
Another push that the new Saab will be working towards its hybrid technology. Fully-electric cars though would be ideal, it does not seem viable at the moment for the global market, and especially the African continent.
Saab Automobile AB
Will be headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. There will be a total of 5 manufacturing plants built between 2023-2028. The overall goal is to reach a production level of 250,000 cars per year. These factories will be split between Cape Town, Nelson Mandela Bay, and Buffalo City in South Africa. There will also be two manufacturing plants built in Harare and Bulawayo in Zimbabwe. Looking to capitalize on the large workforce in Zimbabwe, establishing these plants should help begin the revitalizing of the Zimbabwean economy.
The following are the new products of Saab, expected to begin manufacturing end of 2024.
Car Name Type Engine Transmission Seats Price Notes
Saab 9-3 Taurus 4-door sedan Saab 2.0 L 220HP turbocharged V4/BioPower engine Saab 6-speed manual or Saab 6-speed automatic 5 $18,000 BMW start-stop system, with a hybrid drivetrain. Transverse front-engine, front-wheel drive, and also has a AWD option. Overall reduction in diesel and petrol engine fuel consumption of 10% and 5% respectively, while introducing hybrid technology to the new edition of the Saab 9-3. This is an important development, and as the flagship of the revitalized Saab brand, introducing a hybrid version of this car is our main focus. The car is also fitted with IQon, an in-car information system that runs a customized version of Google Android. Capable of achieving 100 mpg-e (City) and 55 mpg (Highway).
Saab 9-3 Taurus 2-door convertible Saab 2.0 L 220HP turbocharged V4/BioPower engine Saab 6-speed manual or Saab 6-speed automatic 5 $18,000 BMW start-stop system, with a hybrid drivetrain. Transverse front-engine, front-wheel drive, and also has a AWD option. Overall reduction in diesel and petrol engine fuel consumption of 10% and 5% respectively, while introducing hybrid technology to the new edition of the Saab 9-3. This is an important development, and as the flagship of the revitalized Saab brand, introducing a hybrid version of this car is our main focus. The car is also fitted with IQon, an in-car information system that runs a customized version of Google Android. Capable of achieving 100 mpg-e (City) and 55 mpg (Highway).
Saab 9-3 Taurus 4-door wagon Saab 2.0 L 220HP turbocharged V4/BioPower engine Saab 6-speed manual or Saab 6-speed automatic 5 $18,000 BMW start-stop system, with a hybrid drivetrain. Transverse front-engine, front-wheel drive, and also has a AWD option. Overall reduction in diesel and petrol engine fuel consumption of 10% and 5% respectively, while introducing hybrid technology to the new edition of the Saab 9-3. This is an important development, and as the flagship of the revitalized Saab brand, introducing a hybrid version of this car is our main focus. The car is also fitted with IQon, an in-car information system that runs a customized version of Google Android. Capable of achieving 100 mpg-e (City) and 55 mpg (Highway).
Saab PhoeniX Grand tourer Saab 1.6 L turbocharged inline-4 Saab 6-speed automated manual controlled by paddles on the steering wheel. 4 $40,000 2-butterfly door grand touring coupe, with front wheel drive combustion engine with all electric rear axle giving hybrid four-wheel drive. The front suspension is via HiPer Strut while the rear is a linked H-arm set-up. The car is equipped with the new hybrid all wheel drive systems that has been developed in cooperation with American Axle (AAM). The car is also fitted with IQon, an in-car information system that runs a customized version of Google Android. Capable of achieving 30 mpg (City) and 37 mpg (Highway).
Saab Aero-X Sports Car Saab 2.8 L twin turbocharged V6 running on pure ethanol that produces 298 kW (400 hp). 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) was predicted to be 4.9s and top speed is 255 km/h (158 mph). Saab 7-speed automated manual controlled by paddles on the steering wheel. 2 $35,000 1-door coupe, all wheel drive with canopy doors. The doors and windscreen are connected, so instead of using conventional doors or even gullwing doors, it uses a cockpit canopy where the entire top section of the car is opened. This offers the Aero X's driver full 180 degree vision, and also facilitates entry and exit from its low slung cabin. The body is made of carbon fiber. The suspension is electronically controlled. Even though it is a two seat sports car, it has reasonable storage, as the rear features two storage facilities, with a conventional hatchback and sliding drawer underneath. The interior offers "clean Scandinavian interior design". The car has no ordinary dials and buttons; instead, data is displayed on acrylic 'clear zones' in graphic 3D images. All interior and exterior lights utilize LEDs. The car is also fitted with IQon, an in-car information system that runs a customized version of Google Android. Capable of achieving 75 mpg-e (City) and 40 mpg (Highway).
Saab 9-5 Leo Executive car Saab all aluminium, 300 hp (224 kW) 3.0 L turbocharged V6 Saab automatic six speed gearbox. 5 $50,000 All wheel drive. It has keyless entry and small cameras instead of rear-view mirrors. The headlights are automatic. A front mounted camera detects if you meet another car. The car is also fitted with IQon, an in-car information system that runs a customized version of Google Android. The body is made of carbon fiber. The suspension is electronically controlled. The interior offers "clean Scandinavian interior design". The car has no ordinary dials and buttons; instead, data is displayed on acrylic 'clear zones' in graphic 3D images. All interior and exterior lights utilize LEDs. Capable of achieving 28 mpg (City) and 38 mpg (Highway).
Saab 9-6 Biohybrid Small Sedan Saab plug-in hybrid combining an E100 turbocharged engine giving 260 hp (194 kW) combined with two electric motors Saab automatic six speed gearbox. 0-100 km/h (62 mph) is achieved in 7.9 seconds and it has a top speed of 216 km/h (134 mph) 4 $20,000 Connected to the engine by a belt is GM's BAS+ hybrid system which can provide a boost up to 19 hp. It has keyless entry and small cameras instead of rear-view mirrors. On the roof, there is a solar panel, like in the Saab EV-1, for charging the battery, both when driving and when parked. The headlights are automatic. A front mounted camera detects if you meet another car. The fuel consumption (running on E85) is 6.41 litres per 100 kilometres (44.1 mpg‑imp; 36.7 mpg‑US) and the tank to wheel CO2 emissions are 105 g/km. If driven faster than 70 km/h (43 mph), the rear spoiler is extended and an underbody diffuser is deployed from the bottom of the rear bumper. When braking at speeds above 100 km/h (62 mph), the spoiler acts like an air brake and also is used to increase the downforce of the car.
These are the products that Saab will be pushing for initial production, though they may expand their product line in the future. In addition to the 5 manufacturing facilities, Saab will have a Research and Development center built in Pretoria, South Africa that will focus on automotive advancements. This includes developing new engines, brakes, and transmissions.
Spyker N.V.
Will be headquartered in Pretoria, South Africa. There will be a total of 2 manufacturing plants built between 2023-2025. As this company is more focused on a specific market, there is not exactly a target production level. These factories will be split between Cape Town, South Africa and Harare, Zimbabwe. A Research and Development center will be built in Pretoria, South Africa which will focus on both racing developments as well as production car developments.
The following are the products of Spyker N.V. Unlike Saab, Spyker still has plants that will be producing cars while the new facilities are built.
Car Name Type Engine Transmission Seats Price Notes
Spyker C8 Spyder Sports Car 4.2 L Audi V8 400PS (294 kW; 395 hp) to 620 PS (456 kW; 612 hp) Saab automatic six speed gearbox or Saab manual six speed gearbox 2 Various Several variants of the car, and highly customizable according to customers preference.
Spyker D8 P2P Mid-size luxury crossover SUV Saab 6.0 L 550hp V12 Saab automatic six speed gearbox or Saab manual six speed gearbox 5 $70,000 Basically on par with an BMW X5.
It is expected that Spyker N.V. will be building limited run high end sports cars, though there is a chance they build sedans. There will be a heavy focus placed on building up the racing teams and providing racing parts for other teams.
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