bear responsibility

The week starts with a good news from Sweden. Peripherals are also about NEVS - and the remaining 100 vehicles, which are completed or converted in the factory to sell them on the Swedish market. But first and foremost it's about responsibility for vehicles and the brand, and about things that are good for us in everyday automotive life.

Saab plant, the remaining 100 new cars will be rebuilt and completed
Saab plant, the remaining 100 new cars will be rebuilt and completed

Quite a few observers wondered last week who would acquire the last 9-3 from NEVS. The situation of the company is not only unclear in the medium term; are the sedans available for sale at all? An urgent question is the warranty processing. And behind it could be a big question mark.

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.

For warranty and service on the 2014 Saab 9-3 sedans is since the beginning of the month Orio AB; NEVS has paid an amount to the company in Nyköping to cover the possible costs. This is a positive signal for the owners of the 300 Saab 9-3 Aero saloon cars traveling in Sweden. Orio AB is fully responsible for all vehicles bearing the Saab logo, no matter what 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 in Nyköping. With the one exception that there are no new cars, you fill 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.

21 thoughts too "bear responsibility"

  • 9. February 2015 at 10: 35 AM

    Orio AB is the salvation of Saab dare, old or new.
    Congratulate this company.

  • 9. February 2015 at 10: 41 AM

    although there will never be new cars

  • 9. February 2015 at 10: 43 AM

    That's really good news for all Nevs 9-3 owners. Thus, the 100 (probably) last really interesting.
    So if the price is right. Maybe I'll bring you one in June.

  • 9. February 2015 at 10: 46 AM

    THANK YOU to Orio AB!
    The rest will (sooner or later ...) also good!

  • 9. February 2015 at 10: 58 AM

    Once again, albeit a small ray of hope! I'm just curious if customers find each other, it would be desirable. We keep our fingers crossed that it is a first positive sign for a new start. I sometimes think that working in the background on a successor model and then presenting the prototype together with an official information when the contract with Mahindra is announced. One may dream yes.
    Greetings from Thuringia.

  • 9. February 2015 at 12: 31 PM

    Of course that's a great thing, absolutely! But why do you do that ?!

    • 9. February 2015 at 2: 58 PM

      I wonder why? Because NEVS will soon pull the plug!

      • 9. February 2015 at 3: 44 PM

        Probably gets pulled the plug when the 2 March, the extension expires. Without a valid, signed contract with Mahindra, I do not think that the court gets involved in anything here. In 3 weeks the time has come.

        • 9. February 2015 at 5: 32 PM

          We should not wish for NEVS to disappear altogether - then a suitable investor would have to be at the start. Whether this could still be Mahindra in the meantime, may be doubted. Mahindra may not be the preferred candidate of SAAB AB.

          If NEVS does not conjure up another investor and Mahindra fails, perhaps the emergency plan (NEVS manufactures for other manufacturers) would be an option - would be at least a small consolation for the Trollhättan region.

          If it actually comes to the insolvency of NEVS, it seems to me the specter of a converted to the warehouse car manufacturing plant (this circulated some time ago in the network) - otherwise there would only be a courageous and, of course, particularly suitable investor, who still stands as a savior in position brings (nothing is impossible).

          • 9. February 2015 at 6: 49 PM

            I wish that in the not too distant future new cars will be built in Trollhättan with the name Saab, which are also worthy of the name. If it does not come to that, then it was just that. But even if NEVS is still sold, then only with the rights to the name Saab. After that, the child will sooner or later get another name. NEVS has always been a bad name for me. Using words such as "national", "swedish" and "electric" for a Chinese-led entity with the only combustion engine engine to date was not quite appropriate for me anyway.

  • 9. February 2015 at 12: 32 PM

    Such a nice with full equipment, why not.
    Maybe they are at the festival for sale. 🙂

    • 9. February 2015 at 1: 02 PM

      They are already gone by the time of the festival, I think that will be very fast. Maybe some will come to Germany, but it is not yet ready.

  • 9. February 2015 at 1: 15 PM

    That pleases me

  • 9. February 2015 at 1: 26 PM

    In Germany, you can buy some !!! 10Stück in number! Look at

  • 9. February 2015 at 2: 31 PM

    These are really good news.
    And honestly, I do not think these 100 9-3 Aero have been the last new SAAB.

    Everything is going to be fine.

  • 9. February 2015 at 3: 00 PM

    I think Orio would not have taken the risk if there was no future for SAAB.

    • 9. February 2015 at 3: 08 PM

      For Orio there is no risk, NEVS has paid an amount for the service. Orio now has more 300 vehicles in its stock, the Saab driver with the 2014er 9-3 no risk that NEVS as guarantor fails.

  • 9. February 2015 at 9: 36 PM

    A little note still in the direction of comment by Peter:

    If an investor other than Mahindra really enters into negotiations, he / she would not have automatically acquired the trademark rights by joining NEVS - NEVS currently has no further rights to the name SAAB. A new investor would therefore have to enter into negotiations with SAAB AB in this respect (I can only think of corporations on the order of Toyota or Tata, who would probably have good cards).

    I would like to know if the 100 SAAB 9-3, which is now to be manufactured by NEVS, may bear the SAAB lettering.

    • 9. February 2015 at 9: 51 PM

      The vehicles are just converted / completed and were all built before the production stop in early summer. That's why they are "real" Saab 9-3, and of course have the lettering on the hood.

    • 10. February 2015 at 2: 39 PM

      That's clear anyway, NEVS is worth nothing without the name Saab. No one will join NEVS without the green light for the naming rights of Saab AB. Bad tickets for NEVS

  • 9. February 2015 at 11: 49 PM

    I'm quite honest: As beautiful as the dream of a halfway brand new Saabs is. For me, the Saab 9-5 NG is and will be the last real Saab. I would not want to face a NEVS Saab ... just because of the story behind it. I do not associate anything good with NEVS and the NEVS 9-3 is for me a worthwhile pile of what Saab once was ... completely without mind and image.

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