Red J commented on the post, Get the unique 9-5 NG camera technology for Your SAAB now! 2 weeks, 3 days ago
GME had enough of them, but somebody took the decision for the wrong system, or maybe there was no unified system on the GM shelves. Remember that we are talking 2006-2009 and not 2015 !!!
good one, but as expected it has started the OS flamewar once again.
When I see that fugly Google car I can only say that al those tech companies need the help of a real car company to build a car, the same way as the car companies need the help of a tech company to introduce to get all those so modern gadgets in the car.
Red J commented on the post, Get the unique 9-5 NG camera technology for Your SAAB now! 3 weeks, 5 days ago
the 9-5 NG had automatic High beam but not in combination with the sign recognition. both systems needed the very same camera. Ask Rune.
On the one side, takes much longer than expected, on the other side SAAB AB is still discussing with the new owner.
In the original plan a decision was expected in December, now we have February and they are still talking, which means that both parts think that the brand issue has a solution. Hope they find the solution sooner than later.
But Mahindra has great interest in the brand name, an to get access to that was much easier some months ago.
Angelo, if they had signed that Letter of Intent a couple of months ago, the whole thing could have been more straightforward for all parties, imho.
But I’m no CEO, and I don’t have to take such decisions.
The Griffin Logo do not belong to SAAB AB, but to SCANIA AB, which is part of the VW-Group.
DO you think that all mighty VW is willing to help?
At last, Mahindra (or whoever) is starting to act in an intelligent manner, imho.
From my point of view, if Mahindra wanted to have Saab as a brand, making the process so sluggish wasn’t positive to achieve that.
BTW, I have no inside on why did all take so long.
Trued, I subscribe to your guess, as I think it was the only logical move…[Read more]
VM Motori and Fiat had no relation at all in the past. That 2.0 diesel engine used by Mahindra has nothing to do with the 2.0l Diesel used by the NG 9-5 or Opel.
For instance Opel also uses a 2.2l Diesel with the Opel Antara or the Chevy Captiva from VM Motori, as those cars where jointly developed by GM in Korea.
Speaking from an outsider point of view I must say, that the idea of diesel engines saving Saab feels right, but I don’t think that it is the only reason. I mean at the beginning of the 2000 BMW had to buy an Austrian Company to get competitive Diesels, and Merc invested lots of money to develop 2nd best Diesel engines, and on the other side at…[Read more]
Mahindra has the Ssang Jong Brand with SUVs and CUVs that at least look as good as the KIAs and Hyundays, and in order to make it more easy to Europeans and Americans to buy the cars, the management is thinking about changing the name to something more international.
I also think this way about that.
The fact that the Volkswagen group is trying to use their whole production capacity before building new production facilities has nothing to do with OEM outsourcing the production of niche models, or taking care of production peaks.
But I agree with Tim when he says that Plan A is the only way to see once…[Read more]
I do agree with you, but this has nothing to do with an article from China that it simply repeats the facts from the reorganisation plan, without any further information.
If NEVS secrecy is good or bad, I don’t want to tell, I do only want to react on facts, and currently the facts are that NEVS is waiting to ink some contracts,…[Read more]
This is the reason why I’ve deleted his post, again and again.
There is no new news in that. Plan A says that up to 80% will be sold to an OEM.
OEM3 is simply a company that has expressed its interest to contract NEVS industrial services.
BTW, this article is prior to October 8, thus most of their conclusions are not up to date.
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