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RIP Mr SAAB.

May 27, 2015 in News

It is with huge sadness that we learn today of the passing of our dear friend and true legend Erik Carlsson.

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Erik was and will remain a founding father of the success and worldwide awareness of the SAAB brand. His legacy will remain with us and his name synonymous with the word SAAB.

On behalf of the whole SAAB community our deepest condolences go out to his family at this sad time.

RIP ERIK, you will never be forgotten.

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by till72

Press Release: Nevs grows with two Chinese strategic part owners

May 27, 2015 in Press Releasse

Together with two new Chinese part owners Nevs will establish its second global factory with focus on electric vehicles and a second global research and development center in the city of Tianjin, neighboring Beijing City and Hebei Province, three highly-integrated economic regions with a population over 100 million.

With the new part owners, Tianjin city’s Tianjin Binhai Hi-tech industrial Development Area (THT), and the Beijing State Research Information Technology Co., Ltd. (SRIT), Nevs has got two new strategic partners.

Tianjin is one of the biggest coastal cities in China and has significantly promoted new energy vehicles both in the form of consumer subsidies and official procurements.

The Tianjin city’s fast growing national level demonstration zone THT embraces a long history of automotive industry. Here is where the joint venture production plant will be built. This will give Nevs a strong foothold on the increasing EV market in the area and China, as well as provide Nevs access to the existing automotive supplier base in the region.

SRIT is a pioneering IT service provider owned by China’s Research Development Center of the State Council, and the telecommunications giant China Unicom.

As software services and connectivity as well as new energy vehicles are the major and increasing trend within the automotive industry, the cooperation with SRIT and its owners will give Nevs a unique possibility to place itself at the forefront of connectivity for the future. SRIT as a partner will also open up more opportunities for Nevs.

The first car that will be produced in the plant in Tianjin is an electric vehicle based on Nevs’ technology, followed by a diversified EV and portfolio of battery electric vehicles and EVs based on Nevs’ new developed vehicle architecture.

“Nevs’ focus is to produce high quality electric vehicles with China as its initial main market. The long-term cooperation with the development area THT in Tianjin and the IT pioneer SRIT will help us achieve our vision and our goal of a global strategic presence and is an important addition to the resources we have in Trollhättan”, says Nevs president Mattias Bergman.

Mikael Östlund
Director Communications and Public Affairs

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by Trued

MapTun Meet in Örebro Sweden

May 15, 2015 in Classics, Fan Stuff, MapTun, News, Sweden

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In the hometown of Stig Blomqvist the famous SAAB rally driver the MapTun Meet was held again. As always in sunshine outside the MapTun Company HQ.
The pictures speaks for themselves. It was a lot of happy people and cars of all ages and even a “new” brand. I served as one of the judges deciding what cars getting the sweepstakes.

Above is Joakim Bernhardsson winner of “Best Performance” with his 9-3 Racing Replica. My choice of all the cars at the meeting but You all know I am a “sucker” for everything that is rally or racing historical. Joakim is the first who makes an authentic replica of that racing car. In the heydays the original car was driven by a group of three drivers one of the Peter “Poker” Wallenberg. Most of the company logotypes are from companies in the Wallenberg/Investor conglomerate.

Neo Brothers – Spring/Summer 2015 Special Offer

May 12, 2015 in News

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In response to the recent additional demand for Powerflex Polyurethane Bushed Front Control Arms for the NG900 & 9-3, we’ve put together a great Spring/Summer Special Offer for you:

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These are a PAIR of Alternative Front Control Arms/Ball Joints (Saab equivalent part numbers – 4543450 & 4543468) fitted with Powerflex Polyurethane bushes (PFF66-301 & PFF66-302) suitable for the following models:

Saab NG900 (3dr, 5dr & convertible) 1996-1998 (after chassis numbers S2012272- & S7014773-)
Saab 9-3 (3dr, 5dr & convertible) 1998-2002

We are offering FREE UK courier delivery service to standard UK addresses, and very competitive rates to extended areas and international addresses (just contact us with your address for an accurate quote).

Price individually – £69.95 each (incl VAT and delivery as above) – Click here
Price per pair – £137.50 pair (incl VAT and delivery as above) – Click here

Many Thanks,
Neo Brothers

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NEVS stands once again on its own feet

April 15, 2015 in News

As no one had submitted objections to the plans from NEVS to pay their creditors the district court in Vänersborg has approved the application from NEVS to leave reorganization. From now on NEVS has 60 days to pay their creditors in part, the second part will be paid within six months.

We expect that NEVS will publish a press release today. we will keep you informed.

What are the consequences of this step?

First, NEVS has no protection any more from the Enforcement Authority, So NEVS has 60 days to get the money to make this first payment, and I don’t think that any creditor will grant them one more hour.

Second, NEVS can take its own decisions and so it will be much easier for them to sign any contract with anybody.

As of today there seems to be three parties with different interests in NEVS. One wants to be a majority owner, a second one wants to develop cars based on the phoenix platform and the last one wants to build cars in Trollhättan. Which of those contracts will come true nobody knows, but as they don’t exclude each other any combination of the three is possible.

The Saabfestival in June is getting more and more a “must be there” appointment.


Press release from NEVS

Nevs has exited the reorganization

The District Court of Vänersborg has today, April 15, 2015 decided that the reorganization of Nevs shall cease as the purpose of the reorganization is fulfilled.

The reorganization of Nevs was initiated August 29, 2014 for a period of three months. The reorganization was prolonged for a period of three months at two occasions, December 11, 2014 and March 11, 2015.

On March 23, 2015 the District Court of Vänersborg approved the composition proposal by Nevs after a vote where 98,2 percent of the creditors representing 98,6 percent of the amount of the debt was in favor for the composition. On April 14 The District Court’s approval of the composition became legally valid.

Link to the decision, (in Swedish only)


I haven’t found no new information on the text of de decision of the district court, but maybe my Swedish isn’t as good. :-(

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Special Sale By RBM

March 30, 2015 in News

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RBM Performance celebrate the registration of its twenty thousandth customer!
We wanted to thank you for your loyalty by making a new and exceptional offer : The opening of a promotional section for a limited time.

So we developed our «Special operation» range, containing parts of all types, for all your SAAB, and many bestsellers.
It is available until March 31 included, within the limits of available stocks.

You will have access to highly requested parts at the best price, all items available in this section are available with a discount of -20% thanks to the voucher code :

RBMSALE

SOTW

March 27, 2015 in News

As stated by Robin in this weeks SOTW, I will be taking over this feature from next week. Please send me pictures of your beloved Saab cars along with any story, history etc to accompany it and I will make sure it is featured here as a SOTW.

I look forward to featuring your cars,

Regards,

Martin.

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by Jeff

Mahindra May Aquire Pininfarina

March 26, 2015 in News

While we’ve been waiting on pins and needles to see if Mahindra & Mahindra may actually comes out as the chief OEM investor in NEVS, there’s a piece on Bloomberg that claims they’re also looking at buying up Pininfarina. You’ll remember that the Italian design firm also employed Jason Castriota not so long ago. Might we live in a world with an Italian designed, Swedish engineered and produced, Indian owned car maker?

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