News from Russia

Seems that SAAB has serious intentions concerning Russian market. Yesterday I took part in the roundtable, organized by Armand Import CIS. I acted as a member of SU team and as a moderator of saabclub.su.

First of all I would like to thank once again  Alexander Lyubartovich Alexander and Asel Moldakhmetova from Armand Import CIS for organizing this meeting, it was very interesting and informative.

My very first impression is that despite all the obstacles ( I mean difficulties that SAAB faces and complexity of Russian legal system) guys from Armand are set up quite seriously. The new 9-5 is now proceeding with the certification, that is why the date of official presentation moved on the 8th August. (if you’re registered at saabclub.su or saabnet.ru, I’m happy to say that there will be a pre-presentation on the 5th August).

The 9-3 should be recertified because of the new types of engines.

Since SAAB is independent from GM, all dealerships should revise its sales policy, logistics, spare parts provisions etc. So there is a huge amount of work to be done.

The deliveries of new cars (9-3 and 9-5) should begin at the end of September, the 9-4X will be available for test-drive this time.

So the work is in a full swing!

So I wish to everyone involved in this process a lot of energy. Keep on going!

Alexandros
Member
5 years 2 months ago

Вальс, хорошая новость и спасибо!

Pavel
Member
5 years 2 months ago

Это 5!!!
Googletrance ? 🙂

Could be there on Monday, August 8, while moving south by one of our 9000’s.

Pavel
St.Petersburg

Alexandros
Member
5 years 2 months ago

Busted! 😉

Grumpy
Member
5 years 2 months ago

Thumbs up!

saabyurk
Member
5 years 2 months ago
Speaking of Russia, this article appeared in The Local today: Saab Suppliers Seek Antonov Contact I would like to see more pressure from the media regarding the silence on Antonov. A few snippets: Suppliers to cash-strapped Swedish car maker Saab have tired of the ongoing financing uncertainty and have sought direct contact with Russian financier and would-be Saab investor Vladimir Antonov. “What is being done is not fair. Now is the time for those who say no to Antonov show their hand. Neither the government nor the European Investment Bank (EIB) has been able to say why they don’t approve… Read more »
johna
Member
5 years 2 months ago

saabyurk: I was just about to post that article!

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