The Swedish radio P4 Väst was leaked a letter that Saab owner NEVS wrote to the suppliers. Production start at the Saab plant should therefore be in the 34 week 2013. Saab starts with the Saab 9-3 Cabriolet and the sedan. The Saab 9-3X comes to the end of the year.
Probably the sports suit, the P4 Väst not mentioned. The first electrical version will follow 2014. In the second year, the production will be ramped up to 60.000 units per year and 2015 will land on 120.000 vehicles in 2 shift operations.
A friend spoke today about it with press chief Mikael Östlund. In Stallbacka these plans are not denied, but also not confirmed to 100%. There is still very positive dialogue with suppliers, and the final decision is still pending. It's definitely good news. We will see new Saab with gasoline and diesel engines.
Can we be optimistic? In any case. Saab seems on the way. We stay tuned.