I feel better. Victor is so good at what he does and so passionate about Saabs future that there is just no other way than success.
Agreed. I get worried sick sometimes, following every morsel of news and rumor (a bad habit, I know). Victor just put all those fears to rest. And he affirmatively answered two of my questions – the upcoming compact model will be the 9-2, not the 9-1; and the PhoeniX may fly for real as the next Sonnett! What cool news!
I also feel better! =)
Oooh, nice to se him focusing on the important things, staying calm, solving the immediate cash problems, get production restarted and meanwhile being on the big autoshows, showing up the new products while the staff at home im Trollhättan is continuing developing not only NG 9-3 but now he really seemed more confident about the Saab 92 actually happening (no linger just a dream) and even said that the dream right now would be to also make a NG Saab Sonet aka the road-gooing version of the PhoeniX concept car. =P
Spot on. Without VM there would be no more Saab. So we better listen what he has to say. And I really like what I hear.
+1 🙂 Griffin up!
I’m also a little more @ comfort. Victor Muller is good at what he’s doing.
Saab up, Victor up!
VM is great at this – calm but upbeat, acknowledging the problems but positive for the future. Makes me feel better and hopeful, there will be a future once the situation has stabilized… Saab Up!
Thanks RS, I agree completely. We tried to play down the severity of what the Swedish press was doing as much as possible, because we knew this was the case from the beginning. You’re always going to get hysterical cynicism from a handful of commenters out there though. We’re trying to make this a safe zone where the truth has a place to come out.
I’m wondering if there was any information about Hirsch availability in the US market during the NYC auto show? I want those extra 30 horses for my 2010 9-5.
From what I know, the problems in Japan have slowed down the introduction of Hirsch in the US.
That’s strange since Hirsch is a Swiss company?
Suppliers from Japan?
But not the ECU programming units, if I got it right.
I’m trying to compile a large wrap up of the NYC auto show sometime this weekend, been a tad crazy busy with the easter holiday. I was told exactly what RedJ was, that there was some sort of delay because of the ECU shortage.
🙂 got the weekend off to a good start!
such drama………. perhaps the 1/3 bottle of Vodka helped 😉
Victor can make even the direst of situations sound positive. I really hope that his confidence and persistence results in a profitable SAAB in the near future. Long live SAAB!
Can CNN and other media please stop showing clips of 20 year old cars in their stories?! Update your library shots once in a while. Millions of people who are not intimate with Saab products will be watching and thinking – ‘What dated looking autos, no wonder they almost went bankrupt!’ (this from a past 900 and 9000 owner)
Immediately thought the same thing seeing those clips.
Is GM the real problem? This article at Privata Affärer states that the EIB has already decided, and informed Saab on Thursday. They just have to wait on GM’s approval. They won’t say what the answer was, but it must be in Saab’s favor if they have to wait for GM to sign off. Or, am I quoting another one of those junk Swedish media sites?
This article also claims that, according to VA’s spokesperson Lars Carlström, Saab have already got the green light by GM, and that Saab’s suppliers are desperate to get an answer, otherwise they’ll have to start dismissing people. So why didn’t GM and the EIB get their act together and make a public announcement before the Easter weekend?
I can’t see the publish content. Can the team publish iPhone/ iPad friendly content? I thought TimR himself uses an iPhone 😉
We may bring an SU-app in the future, bun anyhow, this is third party content published using flash technology, so we can’t do much to make it more iPxxx friendly.
Sorry for the inconveniences.
Accurate title for this post… I feel much better as well.
LOL @ stock footage.
‘It’s my responsibility’
Those are words from a leader not a manager, well done Victor and the best of luck.