SvD.se came up with news that I already predicted in my post yesterday: GM will not license their IP to any new buyer:
– We are not in discussions with anyone about Saab and we will not license the technology to
someany buyers, says James Cain.
But there may be an opening. When SvD Business asks James Cain sure that GM’s license also applies to the current 9-3 model, which in summer fill ten years, he becomes uncertain.
– I can not confirm that it is also the 9-3 model in the same way as 9-5 model.
Looks like he was not as well prepared as those who asked that last question…
We already had a big discussion here if the 9-3 would be enough to restart Saab until a new model range arrives. Now it is official that GM remains in its position. No matter who asks. They see Saab as a threat, a danger for their own brands, which is annoying and charming at the same time.
But this is not the end. At least Youngman have known about this before and tailored their plans accordingly. From everything I know the 9-3 is not GM IP in itself. And even if GM says they won’t license technology it still does not mean that they won’t sell parts to Saab. If they can’t kill Saab, it may be in the best interest of their shareholders to make some money of that, right?