An article that would fall under the heading "Miscellaneous" if there were any on the blog ... So no breaking news. It's about Saab passion, Saab service and the takeover of a traditional manufacturer by Mahindra. But not in the way we thought. In principle there is something for every taste, let's go!
On Sunday, the deadline was for ours readers action. Many fans took the opportunity - we received more than 35 articles. Each of these provides 1.000 reasons to drive a Saab. Well done, compliments to the senders! In the next few days the unpublished articles will go online, and then it will be difficult ...
The readers can vote who should get our Ursaab. A decision that will not be easy, because a lot of love for the brand with the griffin was involved in every item.
The action would have received even more letters, would not have been deadline on Sunday. There were e-mails from latecomers whose articles we unfortunately have to decline. But no reason for frustration: the next action is planned. Under other auspices, but very Saabisch and with a great incentive to participate ;-).
Saab service in a class of its own
In Sweden, Orio is the focus of the press. The company is restructuring, becoming leaner and more agile in order to survive the competition. Praise the Orio AB and Saab partners is easy. With our older cars we occasionally do our own work, of course with original Saab spare parts.
The order in Nyköping is made by a dealer we trust. The colorful package from Sweden goes straight to my address; the courier usually places it in our early service. Such a thing is only available at Saab and works thanks to good dealers - customer relationship is fantastic.
Mahindra on a shopping spree
Mahindra has made it and actually bought into a traditional European company. Not or not yet the result is that we would rejoice about it. Instead of Sweden, the Indians were on tour in France.
Mahindra Two Wheelers acquired 51% of PMTC, Peugeot Motorcycles, in January. Mahindra has actually taken over an 116-year-old European manufacturer. Peugeot Motorcycles manufactures scooters and mopeds as well as tricycles from 50 to 400 ccm, as well as scooters with electric drive.
For 51% of the company, 28 spent millions of dollars on PSA, with another 15 millions strengthening the financial base of PMTC. Not really a big investment.
Was that what we wanted to read and hear about Mahindra? I don't think so, because the clock is ticking in Sweden. Or an explosive device. We will see the result soon.