My Saab day was a little longer than expected yesterday and after my return to the desk, things from my “real life” had to be worked on. After the tour ended, I was with Saab Germany in Frankfurt for some time on Thursday to get information about the situation in Sweden.
What I've heard makes me optimistic, because first-hand information is always more trustworthy than press information or other channels. The reconstruction in Trollhättan is in close coordination with Guy Lofalk, because he is currently the most important actor on board. The negotiations of the investors with General Motors are very intense and also there I think we should be cautiously optimistic.
The process may still take some time, contracts for patents and their use are not agreed on short notice. So, as always, calm and patience.
In Germany there was a premiere, for the first time a Saab customer was allowed to drive the new 9-4x and the Saab 9-5 sports car. The readers on the blog will certainly remember Mark, who ordered an 9-5 sports suit this summer, and shortly thereafter a Saab 9-3 sedan for his wife.
On our dealer tour in Dresden, at the Mobile Forum, we met Mark and since he had his birthday on this day came the spontaneous invitation from Saab Germany boss Jan-Philipp Schuhmacher to Mark to accompany us to Bremen.
On Wednesday, Mark and I were traveling with the 9-5 sports car, on Thursday with the Saab 9-4x. We had a lot of fun and the first test drive report of a Saab customer to the new pre-production models will come in the next few days on the blog.
I think that's another of the stories that only Saab and Saab have. Pre-production models in customer's hands. It also shows a lot about the new, fresh thinking in the Frankfurt Saab headquarters. Saab is a small manufacturer that remembers its roots and strengths and is now getting closer and closer to the Saab community.
Mark, I'm looking forward to your report, hope you're back to vote