Production start is now at the earliest in KW 35. Here is the press release:
Zeewolde, The Netherlands - Swedish Automobile NV (Swan) announces that Saab Automobile AB (Saab Automobile) is continuing to develop its Trollhättan plant. Swan and Saab Automobile continue to discuss with them to obtain further short-term funding. 9 as intended and will be postponed until a full commitment can not be made.
Gunnar Brunius, Vice President of Production & Purchasing said: "I'm positive about the progress we make on our suppliers and it's good to see that we all want to make it work. Production and secure a stable manufacturing operation. 11,000 cars are currently in our order books. The industry-wide summer break at our factory. Saab Automobile Hopes to Restore Production in Week 35 provided that it is ready to commit to a delivery schedule with its suppliers. "
The explanation is logical and understandable, because until mid-August, the larger Swedish companies are usually on vacation. Workers in Sweden are legally entitled to a contiguous (?) Holiday from 4 weeks. Lars, if you read, is that really true? Happy Sweden.
It takes some lead time to get production started at the suppliers and to secure the supply of parts. Bitter, but true.
Source: Saab Automobile AB