Saab is in the press. Not only here, also in Sweden. And Saab seems very much alive. Not just in the media, but also in motorsport. But one after anonther. A friend emailed the current report from Autobild about the Saab 9-3 Cabriolet today. "A convertible for connoisseurs" says the author there and the Saab 9-3 Cabriolet is worth a used car recommendation from Autobild. We, the Saab fans, have known this for a long time.
Unfortunately, unfortunately, we can not publish the scan, because the Autobild would like to sell a few folders, completely understandable. Let's take a look at the Saab homeland and talk briefly about business topics that some readers would not want to be without.
The Swedish press seems to rediscover the Saab theme at the approaching end of the summer vacation. Saab speculator Lotus Youngman is still working in the background and apparently the Chinese hope to be able to use the Saab-Phoenix platform. Because, according to Youngman lawyer Nylén, a part of the technology from the bankruptcy estate belong to his clients.
By mid-August, more clarity would be on the matter, Nylén told TTELA today. Meanwhile, Lotus Youngman is still on a shopping spree and wants to acquire the small-series bus manufacturer Viseon. The sums that Youngman wants to invest or lend according to the press are very close to the bottom million. Viseon has completed year 2011 with 2.3 million loss and the Youngman entry with small sums reminiscent of Youngman's Saab debacle. Too late, too little, too hesitant.
In Trollhättan people are waiting full of excitement whether NEVS will acquire Hemfosa shares in Saab real estate today. Yesterday no money seems to have flowed and today is the "deadline" to bring the deal in a dry place. The local newspaper TTELA is keeping an eye on it, something is finally happening in the middle of the summer break. Why these deals, when they are carried out, always run at the last minute - that remains a secret.
If today has been paid the TTELA will tell tomorrow. Maybe the investor will then get the bowl to the Saab buildings in the stablebacka. But NEVS and Youngman are just footnotes in Saab history. The interesting things are going elsewhere.
Saab is extremely successful in motorsport in the USA. In the Global Rallycross Championship 2012, Samuel Hübinette from Sweden is in second place on his Saab 9-3 all-wheel drive after four of six races. Rallycross is very popular in the USA, the next races will take place on September 2 at the Auto Club Speedway - Fontana , and on September 15th at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. We keep our fingers crossed!