If you needed any more assurance that GM are giving Saab nothing but the bare-bones cash they need, then this report from TTELA should convince you.
Flying in via regular passenger plane to Geneva, Bob Lutz found time at the baggage carousel to reel off a little Saab joke.
My favorite option is to merge Volvo and Saab. Then both GM and Ford have a problem.
TTELA go on:
He says that half jokingly, half seriously. But the spirit is clear. GM no longer even pretend that they care about Saab.
As they note, one year ago Lutz was enjoying fine food and drink, and toasting the Best-in-show Saab 9-X BioHybrid concept vehicle. He was even saying that the Saabs GM were building now were the best and most Saaby Saabs ever.
This year, he didn’t even show up to the launch of the Saab 9-3x. Probably a good thing, really. It would have been insincere anyway.
Disappointingly, the supposed Saab-fan and GM Chief Beancounter, Fritz Henderson didn’t show up, either.
The good news is that GM have handed over what will hopefully be enough cash to get Saab through reconstruction and the 2010 Saab 9-5 into production. The sooner Saab can separate, however, the better for everybody.