The week starts with good news from Sweden. Peripherally, it is also about NEVS - and the 100 remaining vehicles that will be completed or converted in the factory in order to sell them on the Swedish market. But first and foremost, it is about responsibility for vehicles and brands, and things that are good to know for us in everyday automotive life.
Quite a few observers asked themselves in the last week who would buy the last 9-3 from NEVS. The company's situation is not only unclear in the medium term; are the limousines even for sale? Warranty processing is a pressing question. And there could be a big question mark behind that.
Orio AB = Saab responsibility!
The question has now been resolved. Some weeks ago, Orio AB had already acquired the tools for the production of original spare parts for all ever produced Saabs from NEVS; Now you also take responsibility for the built during the NEVS era vehicles.
Orio AB has been responsible for warranty and service on the 2014 Saab 9-3 sedans since the beginning of the month; NEVS paid an amount to the company in Nyköping to cover the possible costs. This is a positive signal for the owners of the 300 or so Saab 9-3 Aero sedans that are on the road in Sweden. Orio AB is fully responsible for all vehicles with the Saab logo, regardless of the era of the brand they come from.
The brand has a big name, a long tradition, 1 million vehicles are on every street in the world every day. The responsibility is not low. Orio takes the commitment seriously. The fact that this is a good and cautious way to handle shows not only the assumption of service and warranty for the 2014er vehicles.
In Sweden you can currently experience a story about lived brand responsibility. Orio is Saab, more than ever. On Interview with Orio CEO Jonas Tegström on the blog clearly shows how to align yourself in Nyköping. With the one exception that there are no more new cars, you fill out the role completely. The story in Sweden - it's about customer satisfaction and how we can have Saab driving pleasure for as long as possible - we will also tell on our blog as soon as pictures and approval are available.