Somehow, the blog becomes more and more what-if blog. I don't like it at all ... it was never in our interest! Mark and I are now working on a Plan B. May be familiar to some readers, because Plan B is typical of Saab and was a catchword in the Muller era. Today we are back to the “what if if”. There was Saab and e-AAM Driveline Systems.
With this partnership, the Swedes were on the right, promising path. For the 9-3 successor based on the Phoenix platform, technology was jointly developed, and Saab could have put together a great hybrid and electric drive solution. For the first 12 months, this technique would have been reserved exclusively for Saab, but everything turned out differently, as we know.
The former, joint company is no longer, e-AAM is firmly in the American hands. Newcomer Qoros will partner with e-AAM on future models. For hybrid and electric models, the Americans will in future supply electric drive units, powerboxes with a control module for the electric drive as well as a company-owned control unit and software that provides traction and hybrid control functions.
Saab technology in the Qoros. Not that it would comfort me somehow. But on the contrary !