National Electric Vehicle Sweden has reportedly reopened the Saab factory in Trollhättan.

Details are limited but Aftonbladet says the company has 180 employees who are conducting test manufacturing for the relaunch of the 9-3.

The publication goes on to say the model is slated to go into production in September and could be offered as a sedan and convertible. The car is expected to be virtually identical to the old model but NEVS press officer Mikael Östlund said it will eventually get a facelift.

To get the model back on the market as soon as possible, it will reportedly be relaunched with combustion engines. An electric variant is also in the works and it could arrive sometime next year.

Gallery: Saab factory reopens, production slated for September - report

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