In Trollhättan you remain persistent. Both Till and me, and the local newspaper. Saab will not participate in any car show this year. What a pity and at the same time my personal desire for 2013 cashed. Because the Saab owners simply have no study or a presentable, close-to-production vehicle ready.
A presence in Geneva or in Frankfurt would have kept the interest in the brand alive or strengthened and shortened the waiting time. A study would have created desires, and the benevolent press of the small, indomitable brand would have provided good news. After Mikael Östlund had already given us a refusal last week, the denial came in the TTELA today. With that it finally seems and we will probably have to live with it, because it is missing (still) in the personnel infrastructure, the exhibition stand and a presentable study.
In the past, Trollhättan built trials and prototypes for the GM world. Local craftsmanship would be there. The focus of Saab 2.0, however, is clearly on the production launch, which will take place in the fall. First the duty, then the freestyle. At some point, new Saabs will also roll into German car dealerships, and then we will accept the missing trade fair appearance. You can not have everything.
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