One of the Original Saab Prototypes Heads to Auction with No Reserve

The third-oldest surviving Saab, the ninth of 20 prototypes built before the company put its original 92 model into production in 1950, is going on the block on September 10 in Chantilly, France. The Bonhams auction house is offering the car with no reserve, estimating that it will go for between $18,000 and $30,000. What […]

NEVS Reincarnates the Saab 9-3 As an Electric Car, in China

It has been more than five years since Saab Automobile ceased to exist. Yet now the company that is in possession of most of the remains, National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), is ramping up to revive one of the brand’s mothballed designs from Trollhättan—the 9-3—as a China-built electric car. NEVS has fashioned itself not just […]

Swede InMotion: NEVS Unveils Autonomous-Car Concept at CES Asia

National Electric Vehicle Sweden, or NEVS, isn’t just an automobile company, it’s a mobility company. And in planning for the future of mobility, NEVS unveiled the InMotion concept at CES Asia in Shanghai. The self-driving concept previews what a Level 5 autonomous vehicle could look like. It made its debut alongside the Saab-based all-electric NEVS 9-3 sedan […]

Great Used-Car Bargains Hide among the New-Car Losers

Automobiles are crazy expensive, and nobody wants to buy a shoddy product that bleeds us dry, whether it’s new or used. We want long-term quality, but nearly every single one of us is blinded by our past experiences and by the billions spent on advertising campaigns that aim to keep us on a straight and narrow […]

Chevrolet FNR-X Concept Looks Ready for Production

Two years ago at the Shanghai auto show, Chevrolet wowed the crowd with its futuretastic FNR (“Find New Roads”) concept car that was bad-ass in every way (except for being fully autonomous). That vehicle was said to provide “a glimpse into the mobility of the future.” Granted, it was a glimpse into a relatively far-out […]

Spyker Seeing Spike in Demand for Manual Transmissions

Victor Muller, CEO of Dutch exotic-car maker Spyker, was introducing the C8 Preliator Spyder to the North American market at the New York auto show, and while noting that the Preliator comes standard with a manual transmission, he said that, in contrast to all the doom and gloom surrounding shift-’em-yourself transmissions, “Really, enthusiastic car connoisseurs […]

Gilding the Carbon-Fiber Lily: Koenigsegg Reveals Agera RS Gryphon

Fans of obscure Swedish supercars, take note: Koenigsegg has a new version of its Agera RS that’s sure to blåsa din hjärna. For those not passionate enough about Swedish cars to learn another language, that means “blow your mind,” and Agera means “to act” or “star,” as in a performance. Making its debut at the […]