Today there is some economic theory and something about real cars. This is called balanced reporting. Here we go. Today I was in Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate with my friend Marco. in the Saab center Mainz we drove a Saab 9-3 Aero to the test. Currently Marco has only one Saab in his fleet and this condition is untenable. Saab number two has to come. The Saab Zentrum Mainz is one of the Saab partners proudly holding up the flag with the royal griffin.
So much loyalty to the brand, especially in the last difficult years, is not self-evident. The Mainz customers reward this. The workshop is fully booked and with much commitment Saab new cars or almost new cars are procured for the customers. This week again a Saab 9-3x came to our streets. So much heart and soul for Saab, exemplified every day by the customer, is admirable. Marco was very excited about the 9-3 Aero, a coupe of the first series, and I like it too. Whether a second Saab arrives with him decides on the Pentecost weekend of the Family Council.
For me it was nice once again to be a guest in the car dealership Scholl. Thank you for the hospitality and the good talks!
A look to Trollhättan. More often we have written about LeanNova. A Saab spin-off with government support. During our visit to Trollhättan a few weeks ago, we were able to follow a meeting at the Saab Museum and were amazed to see many well-known Saab faces. What LeanNova does today in the local newspaper. Meanwhile, 70 former Saab engineers are continuing to develop the PhoeniX platform. In cooperation with the bankruptcy administrators LeanNova presents the platform to potential buyers. The team is to be increased by more 10 engineers.
In two to three years, a new product could run on the PhoeniX platform, depending on what the buyer wants. A fantastic opportunity for newcomers to the automotive segment said Martin Öman, formerly head of vehicle development at Saab. LeanNova is not working alone for Saab and the administrators. Jaguar / Landrover, Scania and Volvo Cars are also on the customer list.
Over the next week, the administrators could break their silence and finally bring us some clarity. Several informed circles report that. It really is hard to say, but it is time.
I wish you all a nice Whitsun weekend.
Keep on Saabing and take care!