To put it immediately. In Sweden a lot is written about Saab, but nothing is said. The dams in Stockholm are tight and maybe a big surprise awaits us someday. Youngman is acutely on all fronts, from the remaining prospective customers we see and our Swedish friends nothing. Which does not mean anything, because of some buyers we know that they work over third.
Nevertheless, the topic Saab hunts through the press. GM's Stephen Girsky gave an interview on Saab. Just to say in relatively many sentences that he has nothing to say. He gave the interview to the TTELA, the local newspaper Trollhättans. If GM has nothing to say, it is suspicious again. But actually we want to put the subject Detroit but to the files.
Swedish Automobile, once again under the name Spyker NV, has repaid 25 millions in the UK to the Saab UK bankruptcy trustee. The money had been borrowed from the formerly highly profitable Saab subsidiary to pay the purchase price of the mother at GM. A fact that documented Muller's financial capacity right from the start. Presumably, the lawyers in England have Victor Muller the thumbscrews and threatened with bankruptcy proceedings against Swedish Automobile or Spyker.
Muller himself is traveling in Geneva and licking his wounds. It was the first time since 10 years that he was not represented with a brand in Geneva, he read several journalists. This should change next year. Muller will revive its Spyker brand, start production in Holland and be present at 2013 in Geneva.
In Geneva, there was almost no Saab to see. Only in the parking lot has our friend Jeff von Saablog-in seen a new Saab 9-5 with Essener mark. He also brought interesting pictures and Jason Castriota met the former Saab designer. Thanks for the pictures Jeff! I'm just saying Jaguar XF Shooting Brake. Hmm.
It is only a year since Saab dominated the show in Geneva with the PhoeniX study. It's hard to believe that we were full of optimism back then. The Saab 9-5 sports car at the start, the Saab 9-4x in range, electric four-wheel drive, Saab Hybrid. None of this became reality. The dreams have burst, were only of short shelf life. Somehow sad and a reason for me not to go to Geneva.
Nevertheless, giving up is not an option. We'll go through the next few weeks, no matter what. Maybe the Phoenix then flies 2013 in Geneva.