Sonett v.s Tesla
saaburban commented on the post, Press Release: Nevs grows with two Chinese strategic part owners 2 months ago
Maybe Nevs should consider dropping the saab sticker all together.
Its obvious that Nevs will have an evolving business plan, that will be based on what parterships they form, what financers they will attract. To let Saab AB define what Nevs should do, might be contraproductive, and prevent nevs to develop in à certain direction.
saaburban commented on the post, Press Release: Nevs grows with two Chinese strategic part owners 2 months, 1 week ago
NEVS. Maybe an e-vehicle w sophisticated intuitive interface, leasable battery pack, scandinavian design n safety, w chinese pricing, can compete.
If the saab name is not available, then use the second best thing:
Maybe Pinifarina will buy NEVS and together with funds from M&M star the development of a new generation of cars worthy to carry the Saab brand. The Swedish auto tech cluster would merge with Italian design cluster with a steady flow of M&M capital.
The indian-Swedish-Italian auto group would carry itself high in the auto journalism front,…[Read more]
Saab as à brand has no value to any manufacturer or consumer of automobiles on its own. Its the combination of Saab + the model nr. of à serie produced vehicle, that creates à link to history and to the future.
Eg. Saab 900 has value but just saab or the three digit nr. has none.
A potential co-developer & a potential majoriy owner / investor…[Read more]
Mahindra could use Saabs history as a starting point to develop 2nd, 3rd and 4th evolution of some Saab tech and ideas.
– The black panel 2.0 with intelligentares touch screen dash.
– Electric Hybrid Turbo
– Sahr, neck and face protection
– Itelligent seats that flat packs when folding / rotates.
– Cupholder that keeps coffe warm in…[Read more]
Saab AB has a business model that it has perfected.
By offering a country to buy Saab fighter jets, they also offer technology transfer / co-development as a trade off.
This scheme means that Brazil and Saab AB are co-developing new upgrades for next generation of gripen.
If Saab AB owned NEVS it could offer / share car technology /…[Read more]
Mahindra is now set to take a majority stake in NEVS, in the process acquiring the Saab brand, the court documents suggest. A spokesman for Mahindra declined to comment.
Any deal would mark the culmination of a lengthy courtship by the Harvard-educated Indian…[Read more]
The board at Mahindra that has Saabs fait in their hands:
Executive Director & President – Automotive & Farm Equipment Sectors
Pawan has a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from IIT, Kanpur, a PhDfrom Cornell University, USA and completed the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. He joined Mahindra in 1993 as General Manager, R&D.…[Read more]
Why not for one second consider what is the link between M&M and Dong Feng Motor?
-Actually they both own stakes in Peugeot
& Citroen……n they both have interest in Saab!
Maybe Saab, Citroen, Peugeot, Ssangyong…. Are the basis for a new autogroup?
Sell me a new 900 Sonett-E XWD. With the dna of Swedish car design n the tech similar to Tesla. CIamshell bonnet, n castriota rear lights, tested on Swedish frozen rivers, n moose dummies.
Stamp Sonett 99 XWD and im all in.
N do own one brand that can be sold: The Sonett.
As far as buying à new car I can see myself in à scandinavian buildt: Sonett 99 or a Sonett 9000.
Would like to read a Sonett v.s Tesla coverage or a convertible Sonett Air.
Why not give à designer / team of designers the brief;
1. Imagine you were back in late 80s and you are designing the successor to the original 900, but through out the aspect of designing it on an Opel platform.
The platform is the ‘Phoenix’ offering all possibilities. The technology has to be ‘smart’ and the end customer is a new breed of;…[Read more]
Its not rocket science, to re-invent a brand! Look at Volvo and u get the point.
With a thorough analysis what the essence was in the 92, 99, 900 and 9000, I would say u get enough design clues, to build something genuine.
The only reason a new Saab buildt from the ground up would fail, is if the marketing department screws up in telling the…[Read more]
NEVS was from day 1 a high-risk project. KJJ is a gambler to take such a risk, but then so are many other self made business owners.
Saab was the bate for KKJ to access big money. Big money was in the form of Chinese Regional Governments, and secondly other Auto manufacturers. The first investor group failed, due to bad fortune, the people with…[Read more]
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