Eric
Member

This sounds hopeful! Can’t wait to hear how this pans out! If they’re discussing logos then there has got to be a chance for them to revive the brand.

jouni72
Member
I´m just wondering, is media knowing at all what is happening behind the scenes at the moment? Two companies, YM and Turkies give some comments, soem rumors flying here and there but are there things going with Mahindra and Magna for example, but they have different policy, not giving any comments. Well, whatever. I´m very happy to participate to a Saab-meeting in Saturday here in Finland and even more happy to next Monday travel to Sweden to pick up used 9-3 aero convertible, which I bought 2 days ago. Yes, I bought a Saab! And it is not the last… Read more »
Kimberly
Member

It does sound hopeful, but SAAB dealers are dropping like flies, with signed deals to switch to different marques. Some of the oldest and most popular SAAB dealers in existence are moving to Mercedes, BMW, and other brands.

Even if SAAB lives, SAAB will die due to the lack of a distribution and service network. Thank GM for that, everyone! 🙁

Angelo V.
Member

I hadn’t heard that U.S. Saab dealers are dropping like flies. I know a few of them went out—-but I think many of them remain. If Saab lives, they will be able to rebuild a dealer network.

Angelo V.
Member

Hmmmm….I’m not sure if this news bite is positive, negative or neutral—-but I’ve got to believe it’s not negative. If this process is nothing more than a wind-down, I don’t know if they’d need the third receiver and I don’t know if there would be specific concerns about the trademark and logo. Something might be brewing.

saabserb
Member
I think this is a positive news. It seems that someone out there is interested in buying SAAB brand for real, not just telling that to the press. I remember Tim listing the negotiations with SAAB AB about the name as a prerequisite for a good buyer. But I think that Tim was wrong about this one. I think it is the best if the SAAB is sold as a complete package (of course as much as possible) by the receivers. It would be extremely good if the GM IP could be part of the package, but it doesn’t seem… Read more »
MK
Member

The article on TTela is still there:
http://ttela.se/ekonomi/saab/1.1492560-beijing-automotive-har-inflytande

But I wonder why they have anything to say, they bought an older 9-3, not the one we produced today.

CSD_ChineseSaabDriver
Member

It was part of the deal signed 2 years ago, basically it says that BAIC has the First Right to buy Saab in case Saab goes bankrupt.

900jubileum
Member

The main reason for this is that one of the law firms who handle the bankruptcy previously has represented Saab AB on the issues surrounding the brand and the logotype so there is no negative effect in that way.

Belfast_Saab
Member

but neither should we read too much into it…..the lawyers will need to establish for themselves the issues being raised by GM, SWAN and potential bidders to come to their own opinion.

Still hope though……

900jubileum
Member

That is right. The work to go through Saabs assets is enormously. We can just wait and hope.

kochje
Member

+1

mnztr
Member

if there was no attempt being made to keep the brand…i doubt this would be an issue..so it seems there is some interest in some of the buyers to keep the brand. i would dump scania…keep SAAB…and maybe refresh the aeroplane logo with a turbine wheel theme….

Peter Gilbert
Member

On the Logo The Griffin is the last of SAAB’s problem. A lot of our younger readers only think in those terms. SAAB had the airplane with 2 engines but “SAAB” has always been there and I remember that even before the sale in 2010 it was going to migrate to a graphic logo anyway. just like the New 9-5 and it won’t wash off in the car wash.

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