Saab’s receivers meet with TTela

News are coming in fast today…

The receivers have been interviewed by TTela.

They are very impressed by the new 9-3, have met with Victor Muller and says there are serious interested parties that want to acquire Saab. At the same time, it is impossible to make any promises. TTela met with Saab’s receivers Hans L Bergqvist and Anne-Marie Pouteaux in Gothenborg.

“We are working on finding someone that can help launch production of the current models. But structures and collaborations have formed that influences the conditions for success. It is no easy matter.” says Hans L Bergqvist.

“We have ourselves looked into the future product lineup and seen the new 9-3 model and the new technology. And we now really understand, in a whole new way, why Victor Muller is so committed and continues working to find a solution. What we have seen has really moved us.” says Anne-Marie Pouteaux.

Their image of Victor Muller that had been formed by the media has changed.

“I have complete respect for him, he has proven himself helpful because he really wants this to work” says Bergqvist.

The article continues explaining that they are running out of time. Key employees are forced to find new jobs. “At the same time, we are impressed with the strong loyalty still existing among the employees. There really is such a thing as ‘the Saab spirit’. They are proud of the company and the products.”

When questioned about why Lars Carlstrรถm, representing a large automobile company from India, was rejected, Bergqvist says “We evaluate various alternatives proposed by interested parties in a very limited amount of time. We reserve the right to prioritize those who contact us, it is all about how serious those contacting us are and how fleshed out their proposals are.”

dezzer
Member

b….. hell, another week of sleepness nights

kanundrum
Member

Im starting to think that all this roller coastering is actually fun.

Think about a theme park with no Ups and Downs.

Its the Journey not the destination. Although it does help knowing that there is a destination ๐Ÿ™‚

KoGa
Member

May be for you, definitely not for Saab employees. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for them.

RS
Member

No wonder VM’s and Saabs image has been bad in Sweden for the past couple of years if the general public actually has read all the DI crap and believed Victor is some kind of trickster or con man.
Good to see the receivers getting a clear picture of what Saab was and is about.

RECEIVERS UP! ๐Ÿ™‚ (sorry)

PS. Get me my NG9-5 SC. After the 535.000 km that we’ve covered in the OG and NG 9-3’s over the past years I want a newer Saab even though the old ones are still running great.

TurboLover
Member

+1

Coke is it
Member

DI really messed up Saab and Victor.

PS. Get me my 9-5 SC ๐Ÿ™‚

RS: Have you already ordered yours?

RS
Member

I’m stuck waiting for the production line to move and Build Your Saab page to pop up on the www page, so I can start ticking boxes.
I’m ready when even they are ๐Ÿ˜‰

Dejjo
Member

I am really starting to get my hopes up that SAAB could rise from the dead and restart production. Am I fooling myself?

CSD_ChineseSaabDriver
Member

Jesus can, why not Saab

Re-rise

Today’s news sounds very promising

Peter Gilbert
Member

I am glad someone other than me is looking for divine intervention. Remember the Griffin is the symbol in the vision Ezekiel related to in his account as it rose to heaven with wheels and flames. Also the Griffin was replicated 3 times on the curtain of the Ark of the Covenant. I my millionth mile, in my SPG was driven in 40th year of wondering the earth in SAABs.

Finally he who saves a life, saves the World. SAAB does produce the safest cars on Earth. All we have left from our part is plenty of Faith.

ivo 71
Member

There is a difference: Jesus could run on water, Saabs cannot (yet). Maybe on hydrogen, one of these days?

Ivo

ThomasJ
Member

Great to hear someone independent talk about SAAB and VM.
I think Mr. Victor Muller has been very close to continued operations, but some failures have stopped them/him just near success, during summer period.
Then the f..cking swedish press has nearly blocked deals and sabotaged for the Swedish employees at SAAB.
@ RS: Di.se really sucks!
I’m impressed by VM, the SAAB spirit and the crew at SU.

Carry on!

OliverH
Member

They made a statement and with this they did some kind of advertising in case of Saab.

CSD_ChineseSaabDriver
Member

Their statement is very promising.

Seems they already have faith that Saab can restart.

This made my day

saabonaut
Member

What I can understand is that Victor Muller’s image has been distorted by swedish media and people tend to believe every crap – guess that’s normal….. I don’t exclude myself….
What I can not understand is that visitors here in the blog are turning Victor Muller down. I feel that Victor Muller has become so iconically bound to our brand with his refreshing dynamics, passion, tenacity and robustness that he already has become a part of and literally merged with saab. I hardly can imagine saab without him.

ivo 71
Member

In times of adversity, people tend to look for someone to blame. VM is an easy target. But if Saab is resurrected, they will hail him again as the (co-)saviour. And those stilll able to look at things clearly have never ceased to have confidence in him. No, not Him ๐Ÿ˜‰ …

Ivo

CSD_ChineseSaabDriver
Member

When questioned about why Lars Carlstrรถm, representing a large automobile company from India, was rejected, Bergqvist says โ€œWe evaluate various alternatives proposed by interested parties in a very limited amount of time. We reserve the right to prioritize those who contact us, it is all about how serious those contacting us are and how fleshed out their proposals are.โ€

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This sound Mahindra is out.

Niklas G
Member

If Mahindra is out only because there are enough other better offeres to choose between, then that’s good. Good that there are better offers and good that they make it perfectly clear for Mahindra that if they want to be in this game, then they need to come back with a better offer. Good also that it has been made perfectly clear for everybody that priority one is to sell the whole company to one buyer.

Fingers and toes crossed for the post-crisis 9-3, 9-5 and NG 9-3 to finally hit the streets…

zippy
Member

Would I be crazy to suggest that Saab release a teaser shot of the new 9-3 to put a bit of a positive spin on what is going on at the moment? ๐Ÿ™‚

RS
Member

+900
Show us the hatch ๐Ÿ˜‰

ivo 71
Member

I don’t think Saab can release a fart right now unless the receivers say so. Moreover, if the NG 9-3/900 is really as astonishingly great blow-me-away car as is being suggested then GM will probably grow even more intransigent because a car like that, backed by a seriously loaded owner, would certainly chomp away quite a bit of their Opel/Vauxhall market share.

michaelb
Member

Opel is playing in a different field, no competitor to Audi, BMW, Mercedes. Opel’s competitors are Skoda’s, Peugeots, Renault’s, Fiat’s at the upper end VW’s.

ivo 71
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Neither is, in my opinion, the 9-3 a serious competitor of Audi, BMW and Mercedes. The model competes with the higher-end versions of the brands you identify as Opel competitors. Maybe the new model will be, we will see when pics get released in a year or so. But I wonder if Saab should aim a bread-and-butter model at the top Germans. The best place for a new 900, in my judgment, would be somewhere between the Opel/ Skoda/Peugeots/VW crowd and the entry-level models of Audi, BMW etc, cars like the VW Passat CC. But to be succesful there, the… Read more »
RS
Member

The new 9-3/900 would also be a A, B and C killer if it gets a flagship model. The Same way the 900 T16 Vert and the 9000 Aero were in the 80’s.
Engine and interior, engine and interior, engine and interior… with one heck of a cargo space to boot.
Even my boys would bend over backward to buy one in a few years now that they’re starting to realize aspects of actually driving the cars. (i.e. passing Bimmers on slippery roads)
We’ve had a few ‘interesting’ test drives lately. Most of the time the answer has been FWD and torque ๐Ÿ˜‰

Belfast_Saab
Member

Niklas. +1

Ivo. Sadly also. +1

conkers
Member

I work at SAAB, I have seen the NG900 and I’ll happily admit that it is the first SAAB I have ever seen that I actually would make an effort to buy and own….
A truly inspiring car and it would be a travesty if it is still-born.

Keep praying people….

Fingers crossed.

thor
Member

that sounds great fingers crossed, the new Saab 900 must hit the streets i will buy one

MK
Member

+1

It looked great.
A shame if it does not get done.

zippy
Member

Chnaging the name to 900. BIG mistake in my opinion but that doesnt stop me wanting to see said car. ๐Ÿ™‚

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