That the Turkish Brightwell Holding would like to make an offer for Saab is not a new announcement. More interesting is what Zamier Ahmed said about the Saab 9-5 and the 9-4x to the press. Brightwell, unlike Investor Youngman, believes that it will continue to build 9-5 and 9-4x.
GM would be extremely unfair to Saab investors, customers, Sweden and Saab itself if the licenses were refused. In his eyes, the Saab 9-3 is an outdated product that he does not want to offer to the customer. Strong words and of course a lot of politics, because the “Beauty Contest” for Saab has finally started.
According to Zamier Ahmed, you speak to GM and you have received positive signals from Detroit. "Of course we don't speak to the press officer himself ... but to other people," he said.
These are just words, there is still no offer, nor is it a show. But the direction is clear. Three bidders, three concepts.
- Investor Youngman just wants to build the Saab 9-3, 100% GM Free.
- Investor Brightwell wants to offer the complete product range, with GM licenses.
And our nameless investor, who unfortunately still does not look for the public?
- Investor Numer 3 has a different but highly interesting concept. I'll air the secret a little bit and hope that I do not lean too far out of the window. In Trollhättan products are to be produced on a group platform, which do not bear the name Saab. At the same time Saabs will run off the line on this platform, parallel to it. A premium product in the typical Saab design, very crisp, of course, with hot turbo engines and probably the desired product of many Saab drivers. The plant would be fully utilized, we would have access to very interesting technology.
Curtain closed, that's it. There is no more. And since some clever eggs in some forums without direct insight, we do not know what we write. A very clear indication delivered weeks ago, a dedicated commentator. Unfortunately, no one noticed it. Sorry guys, but that had to be.
Back to the Saab 9-5 again. At the moment there is a lively discussion here on the blog whether the 9-5 sports suit would have been a success or not. In Germany, two people outside of Saab drove this car extensively, and had an insight into the details and improvements of the 2012 vintage.
The driving reports of Mark and me and detailed pictures of the model year 2012 will follow in the next few days. Then everyone can decide if the sports suit would have been top or flying.
This afternoon there will be a press conference of the bankruptcy trustees. I hope to have internet access somehow. Updates follow.