Let’s hope you are correct. I do agree this deal hinges completely with Mahindra getting use of the Saab name.
Pickups are also very big business in developing countries in Asia, Africa and South America. Most of those would be smaller pickups- the type Mahindra are known for.
So to any person in the Nordic countries complaining of big government and the climate change “myth’, I, as an American, am willing to exchange my citizenship for yours. You may find yourself more at home here. I will need you to throw in Rosetta Stone.
I haven’t read all of the responses on here yet, but it does seem after reading the administrator’s report, that the entire deal with allegedly Mahindra, rests on them getting access to the Saab name. If that doesn’t happen, neither does the deal. Based on what we have been reading from SU writers, the likelihood of that is near zero. I…[Read more]
My ’99 9-5 SE with a V6 reached 300K miles with very minor issues. My current 2.8T in the NG9-5 has been a pleasure as well. I understand they are a pain in the rear to work on, but to say they are horrible, is a bit harsh.
An AWD crossover is what I believe could’ve gone a long way to save the brand. That and a hybrid. Crossovers are even becoming huge business in the EU. Many are just slightly bloated wagons. The 9-4x with better engines would’ve sold well.
On a different note: Saab got the engines they needed in Europe the same time they were cheapening the…[Read more]
Um, actually Koenigsegg was the first and preferred potential buyer of Saab. A shame they weren’t able to pull the sale off. Thank you, GM! With backing from Norwegian oil money, I thought they had a much better chance than Spyker to pull it off.
Still remember the day they announced that Koenigsegg was getting Saab. It was a good day. I felt…[Read more]
My comment with links is awaiting moderation. Google NEVS Sun Investment, you will find many articles online about this. Some point to Sun, being another North Coast Capital. Remember that bogus company? One article is from Tim here at Saabs United dated June 6, 2012.
Many articles online about this. Some point to Sun, being another North Coast Capital. Remember that bogus company?
And, from Tim,…[Read more]
One item that has never been addressed (to my knowledge, at least) is why Sun Investments (of Japan) pulled out of the original consortium with Nevs? i thought they were bringing with them the Japanese battery tech along with some serious money. There was no talk of Qingdao, at all, in the original bankruptcy awarding of Saab to Nevs. Certainly,…[Read more]
It was announced that these Chinese S60Ls would be fully loaded. I assume to entice people to go Chinese. I really hope this backfires on them.
I know, Chinese can make things that are very high quality – but that’s not the average Volvo or Saab buyer’s thinking.
They better be sure these cars are flawless.
Swedish companies need to be aware that “Made in Sweden” has enormous appeal worldwide. People will pay for it, if given a decent product. Saab, if ever revived, should be announcing that everytime they can. “Have you ever actually looked to see where your car was assembled?” “You think it’s European?” Let people know WHY your car/SUV costs a bit more.
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