A car company without production. Supplier liabilities that are not serviced. During this time, the development department at Saab continued according to the possibilities. In Sweden it was about the PhoeniX platform and the E-Power models. So far so good. But that a Saab 9-4x drives over German highways to get a European setup, that's another story.
Because the Saab 9-4x we saw was not on the Swedish contract. With the GG number we can be sure that engineers from Rüsselsheim were on board. To be on the safe side, we asked after the recordings at Saab that nothing was known about German test drives here.
Interesting the time. The recordings were made in Brandenburg No Man's Land (all Brandenburger: I apologize!) By a Saab-driving friend three weeks before the Saab bankruptcy petition. At a time when GM had long since realized that Youngman and Swedish Automobile were negotiating in Stockholm for nothing.
Now the question is we can not answer what GM is planning with the 9-4x. In a previous article I wrote that the Saab 9-4x is too good not to build. GM is a lot, as we know, but GM is first and foremost an association of accountants. Voting drives cost money, and you do not do anything without a reason. There are three real possibilities in my eyes. I order the likelihood, which means that the solution that I would like, unfortunately, comes only at the end.
- The Cadillac SRX and the Saab 9-4x are identical in many things. Opel performs GM voting for the SRX. Totally unspectacular, but probably.
- The Saab 9-4x will celebrate its Reeborn Festival as Opel Antara II with GM-typical “badge engineering”. A horrible idea, but possible.
- GM also has a plan B. Not only Victor Muller has such things in the drawers. Maybe an investor has been stuck for a long time and GM plays a big poker game. Probably pure wishful thinking, but who knows?
Whatever happens with the Saab 9-4x, we will definitely stay tuned. Because, as I said: he is too good not to be built. Maybe you can see that in Detroit too.