It’s almost Geneva time!!!!
I don’t know if it’s been mentioned, but RedJ did eventually get accreditation and will be joining me at the show. We’re going to cover every darn square inch of the Saab stand 🙂 . I’m also going to do my best to empty Switzerland of its renowned chocolate, too.
Spyker Cars NV has performed a revaluation of Saab’s assets, an expected move that will actually improve their bottom line for 2010.
AMSTERDAM, Feb 25 (Reuters) – Spyker Cars (SPYKR.AS), the loss-making Dutch sports car maker which acquired much larger Saab last year, on Friday said it had revised the value of its Saab assets to 132.3 million euros ($182.9 million), from 54.4 million euros.
It’d be interesting to know what assets are included in this valuation, given that Saab’s assets were used as a security for the Swedish government guaranteeing the EIB loan.
Video from Teknikens Varld, featuring an interview with VM on Independence Day.
Hopefully it works (it took so long buffering here that I haven’t actually seen it yet).
Volvo are dropping station wagons from their US sales range. Other European importers are doing the same. Saab will release their all new 9-5 wagon in a few months from now, which seems like serendipitous timing.
Edmunds.com, the online-car buying site, lists 115 kinds of SUVs and 92 types of crossovers but only 31 varieties of station wagon. Even that count is suspect. It includes a Ford Flex, which is a minivan in disguise, and the bizarre Dodge Caliber.
That quote is from a Yahoo Autos article talking about the demise of the wagon in the US.
I’m a firm believer that a good wagon, like a good car, can find an appreciative audience.
Thanks Peter G!
Earlier this month I featured a glowing report about the new Saab 9-5 from a Canadian website called Cardriven.
The same site has now had some time behind the wheel of a Saab 9-3 fitted with XWD. And the review is just as glowing, even if it’s slightly perplexing.
The review seems to be of a 9-3 V6 with XWD, which hasn’t been for sale in Canada for a couple of years now. Yet the headline says 2011 Saab 9-3. Maybe Canada are getting something the US aren’t!
It’s confusing. But still a decent read. (The photos aren’t showing up at all for me)
Speaking of OK reading, Paul Eisenstein has an overview piece on Saab’s situation over at MSNBC.
It looks like he’s been to Kiruna to have a drive on the ice, though he doesn’t talk about that much (might be saving it for another report.
It’s worth 5 minutes of your time.