A few weeks ago we wondered if the last car that rolled off the line in Trollhattan might have been the last car to roll off the line in Trollhattan – for good.
We’ve all been rather nervous, but nervously confident so it’s good to finally say that this is not to be. Saab will build cars again in 2010, even if it remains under an ownership cloud.
In the meantime, Saab will restart some production lines again in January for its new 9-5 model and Cabrio, Geers said.
“We have the orders and we have to deliver them as usual. We also have the orders for the 9-3 and others. The factory has to continue again,” Geers said.
GM was still in talks with potential bidders but Geers only named Spyker Cars and declined to talk about other parties.
Spyker was not immediately available to comment.
Something that I heard was being considered by Saab fans in one particular country (and it might do well if it spreads around) was that intending customers are now beginning to hound their dealers about ordering their new 9-5s.
A bank of order would certainly give GM something else to think about and deal with in regards to them selling Saab. Just a thought (I don’t do financial advice).