The latest Saab 9-3 convertibles are being built in Trollhättan, the value of used Saabs is stable, and Muller is back in the fight for Saab! For some it is good news, not for others. Muller is controversial, Muller polarized. Suppliers in Sweden are responding with skepticism, and we'll see how things get done. Victor Muller is a consultant to potential investor Brightwell Holding and plans to play an active role in Saab's future.
The Brightwell delegation meets today with the administrators to bid for the carmaker. That means there are at least four offers available for Saab. Allegedly, according to Dagens Industri, Brightwell has the full support of the Turkish state. The company is also to be funded with millions of pounds from the Middle East. Brightwell wants to start production in Trollhättan as soon as possible and with as many models as possible, according to Ahmed Zamier about Dagens Industri.
Insiders give Brightwell little chance. The ongoing negotiations with GM are considered unrealistic, and the background of the company is nebulous. The closeness to Victor Muller, which is now obvious, does not make things any better. And frankly, I do not want Muller to play an active role in Saab.
But it won't be worth discussing. GM will not give Brightwell approval because GM does not want any other car manufacturers not only in China but also in Europe. A radical cure is planned with the malad daughter Opel. The plant in Bochum could be closed and production goes to South Korea. The fireworks of new products have burned down, Opel is badly positioned as always. GM never understood at Opel either. Our sympathy to the employees of the brand with the Blitz, who are already worried about the jobs.
As RedJ has already written by Saabsunited, the last Saab 9-3 cabriolets are being completed in Trollhättan. The contract is carried out by ANA, which builds taxis, police and emergency vehicles. If it is stupid, it will be 47 collectibles, which will be finished there in Sweden. The bankruptcy trustees will raise money to continue the proceedings. It is possible that the remaining vehicles in the factory will be completed in this way. 2012er Saab vintage, a very rare product.
An era is coming to an end in Trollhättan itself. ANA, once the largest Saab dealer in the world and long ago owned by the plant, leaves the traditional building at the “ANA roundabout” and moves to other, less representative premises. The owner of the very beautiful building, GMAC Bank, makes rent claims that are not acceptable for the company in the current situation. ANA will build a new, representative building in Trollhättan in the near future. The location is not yet certain.
Used Saabs retain their value, as it has now found in the UK. Motortrader, the island's largest used-vehicle site, posted stable results, although Saab prices dipped slightly in January. The Saab fan base is just loyal worldwide, and who is looking for a Saab in suitable equipment will find a bargain in Germany only with good luck. Vector and Aero equipment are in demand, while Linear is almost unsalable. If it really does not come to a production in Sweden, which we all do not hope and believe, then we are on the road with stable cars.
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