Ola Kinnander has just filed a report with Bloomberg Business Week covering a few topics discussed with Victor Muller today, on his way to the first official launch event for the new Saab 9-5.
First, Muller confirmed that he’s in talks with people/companies about development of the a new, small Saab. This is the one that’s been dubbed as a Saab 92, taking after the original production Saab from the 1950s.
This vehicle is outside of the Saab business plan, so Muller would need to attract both investors and development partners for the vehicle.
The second piece of notable news there is the likelihood of a listing on the Swedish Stock Exhange. Spyker Cars NV is currently listed in Amsterdam, but given that Saab is now 99% of Spyker’s business, Muller says it makes sense to bring the listing closer to where Saab is. London had also been considered, most likely for the sheer size of its capital market, but it seems they’re settling on Stockholm.
And finally, as covered here at SU a few days ago, Victor Muller also reiterated that there has been no agreement reached with Beijing Automotive for distribution of Saab cars in China.
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