Saab news. Saab engineers for Qoros.

There are these messages, which you see as a Saab fan with a laughing and a crying eye. The Chinese - Israeli newcomer Qoros achieved top marks in the Euro NCAP crash test. With five stars, it is the best result a Chinese car has ever achieved. Former Saab engineers are also responsible.

Qoros 3
Qoros 3

Press officer Eric Geers, we remember him from turbulent Saab times, emphasized that it was Saab engineers who would have done most of the work. "We are the first Chinese brand with 5 stars," he said. Vehicles from competitor Geely have so far achieved a maximum of 4 stars. The former Saab engineer and current team boss at Qoros, Roger Malkusson, is mainly responsible for the good performance.

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 announced today that a Chinese product under the leadership of a former Saab engineer and his employees, some of whom previously worked for Saab, has won the crown in vehicle safety. In this way, Saab's knowledge will continue to help save lives somewhere in the world. That's nice. But should I laugh or cry at this announcement? Because competence has migrated from Trollhättan. And if she will come back someday, who knows ...

Text: tom@saabblog.net

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12 thoughts on "Saab news. Saab engineers for Qoros."

  • Today was in the FAS a whole page about the Quoros. Unfortunately not a word about SAAB genes! But interesting, that probably a hatchback version is planned here. This gives hope for a similar development at NEVS.

  • ?????? Is it more accurate? Or is the contribution only for insiders?
    Best regards

  • Interestingly, OPEL got only 4 stars with the Adam. No help from Sweden anymore, or what?

    • LOL !!!

  • No wonder. Only in the Swedish local press, in one of the few newspapers that has always reported fairly fair in the Saab crisis, is referred to the performance of the former Saab engineers. In addition, another Swedish development service provider for the automotive industry was involved. Too bad that this know-how has now landed in the Far East. The Chinese would certainly have improved their deficits in questions of occupant and pedestrian protection at some point, but never as fast as it happened now.

    • How can you seriously want unsafe cars to be built anywhere in the world? Just because the Chinese are not allowed to do it ... As you also admit, it would only have been a matter of time before the Chinese build safe cars.
      By the way, also Saab is in Chinese possession, one does not have to see so dramatically.

      • What does that have to do with pleasure? Why should one greet it when the competitors from the Far East with European help suddenly catch up so quickly. After all, it's about economic interests and not humanitarian activity.

        • Your view is absolutely clear to me, but I do not have to share it.

          In terms of safety, all car manufacturers should be allowed to reach a high level, there are still enough other criteria to distinguish one from the other (design, engine and drive technology, price, image, etc.).

          • One of the key arguments in favor of Saab and Volvo was their superior safety. Engine, drive technology - let's take a look at the Vokwagen group how much that is good for cutting brands ...

  • So they kept their word with Qoros, especially since they don't want to sell their cars based on price, but with good technology and quality. It also shows that the Chinese are able to do this - that in turn lets expect a lot for NEVS-Saab.

  • Dear Tom, Unfortunately, this is not Saab knowledge but European knowledge what is there to the Chinese by certain persons for Verfügungen.gestellt.

  • Hmm, at least in the press releases that I read there was once again not a word from the Saab engineers, only something from VW designers and so on. That would probably have been too much praise for the Chinese manufacturer ...

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