There are these messages, which one sees as Saab fan with a laughing and a crying eye. The Chinese - Israeli newcomer Qoros scored highest marks in the Euro NCAP crash test. With five stars, this is the best result ever achieved by a Chinese car. Responsible for this are former Saab engineers.
Press Secretary Eric Geers, we remember him from turbulent Saab times, stressed that it was Saab engineers who did most of the work. "We are the first Chinese brand with 5 stars," he said. Vehicles of the competitor Geely would have reached a maximum of 4 stars. Mainly responsible for the good performance is the former Saab engineer and current team boss at Qoros, Roger Malkusson.
To properly classify the test and its importance, one must know that the Qoros 3 has performed better than a Mercedes A-Class or a VW Golf. Although it is quite scarce in some disciplines, it certainly hurts in Wolfsburg or in Stuttgart.
A former Saab press chief announces today that a Chinese product led by a former Saab engineer and his associates, also formerly in Saab's service, has won the crown in vehicle safety. Saab Knowledge will continue to help save lives anywhere in the world. That's nice. Only, should I laugh or cry with this message? Because competence has migrated from Trollhättan. And if she comes back sometime, who knows ...