Update: 11: 48
The properties are sold, but the Saab production startup is not what we had hoped for. No nice news we got from Sweden.
Production will start on August 8 at the earliest, a date that “Dagens Nyheter” confirms today. On the one hand, it is up to the suppliers, who also go on vacation. On the other hand, the accrued liabilities seem to be much higher than previously known. Informed circles report a “few billion” crowns. However, this has not been officially confirmed.
However, we know that Saab management is working on additional liquid funds from the new co-owners. Perhaps - finally - a viable solution will come.
Update: In the meantime, Saab has also confirmed our information. Eric Geers confirmed August 9th as the start of production. Saab now has over 11.000 “bespoke” cars to produce, he said. Thanks to our Swedish friends for the confidential preliminary information.
Hard for all who are waiting for their new Saab. Frustrating for us as well, we expected a start in July. But already in the course of the evening came negative signals, which were confirmed today.