And it will have a Cadillac BLS front end. Goodness me. It seems the 9-3 will be made and sold in Turkey with a engines of an unknown provenance which might or might not be electric. At the same time Dongfeng who are the main owners of the remains of Saab will produce their own version in China by 2020. What is keeping them, one wonders. This car really has had a colourful life, hasn’t it?
I find it odd that the Turkish version is going to have a front valence based on the now-dead BLS. Styling and making a more appropriate part would not cost a very great deal of money, I would have thought. You need a designer, a clay modeller, a CAD jockey and some production engineers. It could, in all likelihood be done for under a few million Euros. Since the Turkish government is in charge of local regulations they could even shepherd the design through these where the fence is lowest. TTAC shows two prototypes with Cadillac faces: a second interpretation is that these are simply mules and a special part will be produced in due course.
The cars won’t be sold in Europe.