Archive for the ‘Saab’ Category

Saab releases 9-5 SportWagon teaser

// Posted in Saab

Euro wagons are very cool. And Saab wagons have always been up there as some of the coolest. I mean, there’s no better way to lug around your latest flat-pack purchases. So, ahead of the Geneva Motor Show in March, Saab has teased us with this image. It’s the next step in Saab’s revival. They’re […]

Saab gives 9-4X early preview

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Saab’s resurgence shows further signs of progression with these new images of their upcoming 9-4X SUV. It will have a full reveal at the Los Angeles Motor Show in November. For now, though, we’ve got these six pics to look at. Once you get past the initial protestations that the world doesn’t really need a […]


// Posted in BMW, Saab

Recent media gossip suggesting Saab is set to announce a technology and parts sourcing arrangement with BMW has forced parent company Spyker to release the following statement: “Zeewolde, The Netherlands, 27 September 2010. Spyker Cars N.V. (“the Group”), a holding company that owns subsidiaries which produce and sell premium automobiles under the Saab and Spyker […]

Fifth Gear on the new Saab 9-5

It’s been almost six months since the Saab 9-5 began production under its new owners Spyker. The car is now on sale and reviewers are stating to file their reports. Can the new 9-5 usher in a new era of stability for Saab? Can the 9-5 shed its humble GM origins? More importantly, and more […]

Saab, Volkswagen next to join WRC?

A recent report from autosport suggests both Saab and Volkswagen are considering a future in WRC. Saab have a proud rallying history but haven’t competed at the highest level in over 30 years. It’s understood they could return in 2012 with a WRC car based on their 9-1 or 9-2 platform. They could even source […]

Saab production enters new era

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Architects across the world can rejoice, and sales of black skivvies are also assured as Saab’s new era has begun. A a new 9-5 model was the first to roll off the Trollhättan production facility after the company’s future was secured. CEO of Spyker Cars, Victor Muller, said, “Everyone at Saab has worked extremely hard […]

Saab speculation inspires 9-1 rendering

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With the immediate future of Saab now secure, plans for a new compact-sized model are emerging. Expected to be badged as the 9-1, the new mini-Saab is creating enough hype for the Photoshop gurus to start speculating what the car could look like. The new Saab will still continue to draw mechanical inspiration from the […]

“Saab’s future is now secure”

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Last night Spyker Cars completed its purchase of Saab. Spyker intends to allows Saab Automobiles to operate as a stand-alone sister company alongside the Dutch brand under the parent company of Amsterdam Euronext. Victor Muller, CEO of Spyker Cars NV is excited about what lies ahead for the Swedish brand, “We are delighted—Saab’s future is […]

Spyker set to take control of Saab

// Posted in GM, Saab

Great news for Saab fans with confirmation that Spyker Cars and General Motors have finally reached an agreement for the sale of Saab. Spyker will form a new company call Saab Spyker Automobiles and the deal could be closed in around two weeks. In a statement released by GM, John Smith, vice president for corporate […]

Are you winding me up?

// Posted in GM, Saab

GM have given notice that the wind down process of Saab, first announced late last year, has commenced. Consulting firm AlixPartners have been chosen by GM to act as wind down supervisors. A statement released by GM reads, “The wind down process is expected to take several months, and will ensure that employees, dealers and […]

You keep me hangin’ on

// Posted in GM, Saab

Set me free, why don’t you babe. Get out my life, why don’t you babe. ‘Cause you don’t really love me. You just keep me hangin’ on. You don’t really need me. But you keep me hangin’ on… Yep, you guessed it, despite yet another deadline passing and a reported four bids received there is […]

If at first you don’t succeed – try, try, again

// Posted in Saab

Just before Christmas news emerged of a revised bid from niche Dutch car manufacturer Spyker to buy Saab. Supposedly the GM heavies didn’t really care much for the toys left in their Christmas stockings by Spyker and the second bid was also turned away. However, like a determined kid who wants to get their way, […]