The Dutch Saab importer Beherman has set up a warranty plan in cooperation with the Dutch dealers:
CLARITY OF WARRANTY AND ORIGINAL PARTS IN THE NETHERLANDS
Saab importer and dealer network to launch an alternative to factory warranty scheme.
Utrecht – The bankruptcy of Saab Automobile on 19 December, ended the official, 24 months applicable manufacturer’s warranty. Although the liquidators now lead Saab Automobile, and not yet have decided on the possible continuation of that guarantee, the Dutch importer Beherman Saab Group, in collaboration with the Dutch dealers has created an alternative. Importantly it also incorporates the wide availability of original parts. For Saab drivers nothing will change, despite the bankruptcy of Saab in Sweden, in terms of security and low maintenance.
The Beherman Group, the official Saab importer for the Benelux, together with the official Dutch Saab network, consisting of 38 service points, has designed an alternative concept to the loss of the factory guarantee. This alternative plan warranty is only valid for cars sold over the last 24 months through the official Dutch Saab sales channel in the Netherlands. The initiative comes to end a period of uncertainty for all Dutch Saab drivers with a recently purchased new Saab.
The decision of the Beherman Group and its dealers to set up an alternative planned guarantee, is positive for the Saab enthousiasts who are still looking for a new Saab. In the Netherlands there are only 40 available. For these cars as well as the plus minus 1500 Saabs sold in the last two years this plan does provide an alternative warranty plan.
Wies Norbert Meier, chairman of the Dutch Saab dealer association about the development: “We are pleased with the initiative as an organization. The warranty plan we have developed together with the importer, is solid and takes a lot of uncertainty away. This is important for dealers and customers. ”
Consumers can now return to any Dutch Saab Saab dealer in case of a guarantee claim . The car will be repaired using original parts. Parts Deliveries are no problem, not now and not in the future. Saab Parts, the division responsible for the global supply of original parts, was not included nor influenced by the bankruptcy of Saab Automobile.
Philippe Mertens, Director Saab Benelux: “Thanks to the alternative warranty plan, the wide availability of original parts plus the Saab dealer network being fully intact, Saab drivers can rely on the service they are accustomed. Their Saab will, now and in the future, be held in full operational order in the best way possible, using Saab Original Parts used by the official Saab Dealer Network in the Netherlands! “