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.
As I wrote in my Post one week ago the english version of the reorganisation plan was not published. So all of I wrote was mostly based on the Appendices 2 and 3. In the meanwhile I was able to read the reorganisation plan in English as posted by Tim and this are my thoughts about it. This is only my view, an engineer that has worked for the…[Read more]
Why delivered Ford its V4 engine to SAAB?
SAAB at that time was dying. Only the very few wanted to buy a two stroke engine, so it was competitor less for Ford, even at that time. But after the V4 period Bob Lutz (at that time at Ford) said that that was on of the best business cases for Ford.
So at the end of the day BMW, Mercedes or whoever…[Read more]
I have been long thinking about starting a series of posts about news in the automotive industry that have no direkt link to Saab or NEVS but could have an effect on the way we look at future products from Trollhättan [sorry guys I don't want to start a discussion about the brand, so till next notice I will call the cars this way]. So if you like…[Read more]
I don’t believe that SAAB AB had any problems during the GM-days with the cars that were sold with a SAAB badge. Their only problem during the Spyker days was that the newspapers where posting news about the bankruptcy/reorganisation of Saab Automobile and sometimes relating it to SAAB AB.
during the SWAN period the reorganisation was allowed to continue after the first creditor meeting. It was Mr Muller himself who was forced to fill for bankruptcy after the Chinese partner stepped back. So NEVS is still walking on the SWAN path.
the chart shows an expected evolution. Diesel alone will not last long, as the newer regulations on exhaust gases will kill the diesel, maybe as an diesel hybrid will have it a niche. Petrol alone will also die sooner or later as the consumption values, and for that the CO2 values, are too high for future plans. ICE engines will only…[Read more]
What do you think that the SH abbreviation in 9-3 SH stands for?
Sports Hatch, maybe??
9-5 S –> Sedan
9-2 X/ 9-4 X –> SUV/CUV
9-3 C –> Coupe
And I think the 9-2 makes only sense as a classic hatchback like the Mini the Audi A1 the VW Polo and all the rest of the rat pack .
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