The exact nature of the story isn’t clear, but further communication indicates that there will be something going on here, relating to work being done using Saabs facilities, but nothing like cars actually being built on the site.
It seems the exact nature of the engagement will be announced later today.
The initial reports spoke only of things from the Subaru side. There was no comment from Saab.
The first report mentioned was at Dagens Industri (at this URL), but they seem to have removed the report. Other services such as TTELA, Swedish Radio and SVD ran the report as well.
The initial contact that I’ve been able to make with Saab, via email, indicates that this story is most likely in error. There are further checks taking place, but right now it looks like this was a speculative report based on some comments from a Subaru executive.
If I hear anything more, I’ll let you know.
This is just hitting the news services in Sweden…..
Subaru wants to develop in Trollhättan
TROLLHÄTTAN – Japanese car giants Subaru wants to develop two of its car models in Trollhättan. The plans have been confirmed by Subaru Nordic’s CEO Torbjorn Lillrud.
Subaru plans to further develop the model Legacy and Outback for gas.
Torbjorn Lillrud stated the following to Dagens Indusri, DI:
– It is unique to a foreign car company will start manufacturing in Sweden of a model that is partly developed in Sweden.
According to DI Legacy and Outback rebuilt in Saab Automobile’s facility in Trollhättan.
Victor Muller’s very keen to drive down Saab’s break even point and increase profitability. One way to do that is to reduce costs. The other is to bring in outside revenue.
Sure beats building windmills 🙂
I’ll trace other reports and see if there’s anything more to report about this.