For the Saab community it was a terrible week with a lot of bad news from Sweden.
An end to the crisis is not in sight, Victor Muller is negotiating with two potential industrial partners, financing via the EIB and Swedish Reichsverwaltungsverwaltung is the other alternative. In parallel, the entry of Victor Antonov is examined in turn negotiates with other European banks on financing.
What to read outside of the crisis scenarios around Saab this week:
Saab 9-5 SportCombi at a competitive price
Autaro.de sees the debut of the new Saab 9-5 SportCombi as positive. In addition one writes: If Saab succeeds in reanimating the trust of the customers, the 9-5 Sport Combi could contribute considerably to the rescue of the enterprise. Technically up to date, visually a real eye-catcher and with independent details such as the "wrap-around" window glazing a true Saab. Read article on autaro.de.
A Swedish daily published the prices of the Saab 9-5 Combi and thus caused a surprise: As the postille "Vibilagare" reports, the spacious family friend (at least in Sweden) costs less than the sedan. It should start at the equivalent of 32.820 euros, which makes 1000 kroner or 114 euros less than the comparable Limo. Read full article on Autobild.de.
Saab 9-5 in Australia.
The Saab 9-5 has landed in Australia. Australia is more or less a wise spot on Saab's map. There is recently an importer there again. The first delivery consisted of 9-3 models, now comes the 9-5 for the Australians.
Read article on "The Motor Report".
Saab booth in Geneva
The Saab booth in Geneva 2011 was an eye-catcher. The icebergs symbolized the Scandinavian origin of Saab. Who invented? The Swiss ? No, it was the Frankfurters. The exhibition construction company Ernst F. Ambrosius & Sohn GmbH, with offices in Gothenburg, was responsible for the spectacular deployment. More stand inserts are planned for the modular stand system.
Dealer inquiries by e-mail often unanswered
Communication between car manufacturers and customers via the Internet was the subject of a test by “Auto Motor Sport”. The mini dealers reacted best. At least 80 percent of the companies answered and responded to the wishes of the customers. The same applies to 77 percent of Jaguar and Saab dealers. Anyway. Read article on Auto-Presse.de.