Probably Saab Aerospace is toast as well. How can a company be so full of outrageous pride? The Indians just politely told them their plane sucks because it is quite inferior to India’s own new plane.
Where are they going to get buyers for their dated aircraft?
I’ve got a friend who is Indian, raised both in the US and India, and was in the Indian Air Force. He flies for United. He is very informed about what goes on with the Indian Air Force. He tells me that the Indians have essentially told Saab that their planes are not good enough; they are not nearly as good as the new Indian fighter but then…[Read more]
Unless you are in the aviation industry, worldwide the name SAAB is associated with cars not planes. If a new owner continued to use the SAAB name for cars, I don’t see how this could be a problem for SAAB in the aviation field.
Way back in law school about 38 years ago, we had instruction on corporate names, and one of the things I remember was that as long as there was no confusion as to a product source, you could use the name without infringing on the name.
Since the original SAAB had airplane as the second word in its name and since the airplane company has not…[Read more]
In the US anyway, I don’t think Saab’s name is all that bad. Using the Saab name would be far preferable to any other unknown name. Lots of ex-dealers still have their Saab signs up. There would be no cost to the dealers to use the Saab name whereas any other name could involve substantial costs.
Most of the rest of Saabs United gave DNR (Do Not Rususcitate) instructions a long time ago. You are hard core.
I could have come up with an answer that good. No offense Angelo. Both you and I are in the US and we can both give it our best guess from half way around the world.
How about someone a bit closer to NEVS or Mahindra answering the question?
Can anyone answer a basic question? Is Mahindra still interested?
Depending upon the agreements between Saab AB and NEVS, this may or may not be possible without court approval. The right to use the Saab name is a major asset and a bankruptcy judge would not easily let this asset be taken away.
The car I just bought to replace my 2011 – 9-5 Turbo 4 Premium, is a Buick Encore, which is a rebadged Opel Makka. Turns out, the Encore is Saab-like in many ways. A tweaked version of this car could be the Saab protoytype you have longed for. Very Saab-like in many respects.
I concur with yours and Angelo’s analysis of the North American market. I always thought of Saab as the second least expensive European car brand, just above VW. It was slightly cheaper than Volvo, which was a bit less than Audi, which was behind BMW and MB. Opel was rarely in the equation because when Opel was sold here it was rebranded as a…[Read more]
I live in Memphis and BarryMemphis sold it to me. Since it is at a GM dealership, he will get to bid on it. He would like to have it for sale if he can get it at the right price. But the dealer price is over $20,000 to buy out the lease and it is not worth near that (far more for me to buy out). So it will be put on a GM auction first and then…[Read more]
It is kind of a melancholy day for me. Turned in my 2011 9-5 Turbo Premium at the lease end. Since I am now retired my wife wanted something that cost less.
Truth is, to buy out my lease, it would have cost about $27,000 (the residual in the lease) and the car probably is not worth $16,000. A $50,000 car depreciated to $16,000 in three…[Read more]
Indians drive on the left too? You damn Brits just had to make the world difficult for the rest of us with that empire thing. If only you had let go of that empire thing a little sooner the whole world would be driving properly.
I think in 15 years the Chinese will have figured out how to do thorium nuclear power, and with thorium, all kinds of substitute fuels for gasoline and diesel will be possible and easily available. So I would not agree that ICE cars are not the way of the future.
Now maybe there will be some kind of breakthrough in batteries but that is asking…[Read more]
As soon as we get a political party called the Guillotine Party, and get serious about its implication and implementation, we will be off and running again. But not until. You libertarians are a funny bunch.
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