Bad news sell newspapers. And they produce hits on a blogging- site. We are having the third in a row record month at SaabsUnited, not only in absolute views per month, but also in views per day. But since Friday the amount of views have dropped dramatically.
I think the next months won’t be that good for SaabsUnited, but that means that Saab is not facing further problems, and this is OK for me.
A month is almost over, and on Wednesday we will see it black on white how many cars was Saab able to sell in this last month of pain.
Last month Saab sold 2.717 cars in 34 countries ( Saab sells cars in more countries but we only have reliable information for 34 countries). This was less than in March but more than in January. I think in May Saab will sell fewer cars than in January but I hope the figure in grater than 2.000 units.
GM Europe has presented the new engines for the MY 12 Insignia. From the Diesels we can get some hints on what Saab will be able to do with the same engine. The Insignia will have a Start/Stop system getting the CO2 value down to 115g. Saab was able to do better than Opel till now, we’ll see what happens this time.
Another engine that Opel has added to the Insignia is a 1.4L Turbo Engine with 140hp. This will allow the Insignia to go as low as 5.5L Petrol or 129g/km CO2 which is quite good.
No, I don’t think that Saab will install that engine in a 9-5, I only wanted to point out what the guys from Saab Powertrain are capable of. 🙂
On Friday we all talked about Saab re-starting production. Today ttela.se writes about IAC, one of the bigger suppliers, restarting production for Saab.
– It has gone well and been good, although it may have been a few short stops, “said Margaretha Högström from the communication department.
And for those with further reading needs, here is the last Saab magazine.
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