Auto industry - is the perfect storm moving? Photo: Ute Kolla-Bliesener

Automotive industry. The perfect storm is catching up.

After seemingly endless years of success, a violent storm is gathering over the German car industry. It could be a perfect storm because the reasons are not just homemade. Something is brewing in Germany, and a key industry is showing

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VW ID3 Photo: Friso Gentsch / Volkswagen

Auto industry. The change is accelerating.

A new definition of mobility and alternative forms of propulsion. Digitization and revolution in manufacturing. Everything announced and by no means far away. On the contrary, we are already in the middle of it, and the upheaval is accelerating more and more. An example of how fundamental the upheavals can be

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Even more Saab barely goes. Event in the workshop

Two days of car culture. Saab scene Frankfurt.

From Essen to Frankfurt. From the high-price show of the shiny sheet to the base. Contrasts could hardly be more exciting. It's cold this Saturday. Normal pre-Easter weather, the thermometer is climbing hard over the 0 grade mark. In addition a cold blows

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Saab 96 on stage

Two days of car culture. Techno Classica food.

Essen, Norbertstrasse, around 9:00 a.m. on Friday. Chaos reigns, the battle for parking spaces is raging. Regardless of losses, like every year. The Techno Classica is calling - the leading trade fair when it comes to antique sheet metal. Before you

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Tesla Roadster 2020. Picture: Tesla

Electric supercar from Trollhättan?

January was a year in itself. There were more interesting news in a few days than in the last years together from the old Saab factory in Trollhättan. It's like tearing open windows, letting spring air in and the

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Saab moves. A new year on Saabblog.net

What do you write about the start of a new year? Has not everything been said and discussed in almost 8 years blog? The entry is always difficult, so I try it in the simplest way. It's about cars.

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NEVS 9-3 EV in Hangzhou. This is not Saab - or is it? Picture: NEVS

No, that's not Saab! Or is it?

Now it starts again! In the Swedish press they talk about the electric Saab from China, which can now be ordered. It's hard to take for true friends of the brand. Pure rubbish, as one would say in Bavaria. Because with

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Autumn days in Trollhättan. Volvo V60 in front of the old Saab factory.

Autumn Sundays in Trollhättan

It is Sunday and quiet in the Stallbacka, the industrial area of ​​Trollhättan. The sun makes its way through the clouds, it draws a soft autumn light on the old halls of the former Saab factory. As if she wanted her slow

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Saab 9 3. Invest or consume?

Saab 9 3. Invest or consume?

The Saab 9-3 II is the faithful workhorse of the scene. He enjoys, you see from the convertibles and the Turbo X, (still) no cult status. The station wagons and limousines are the most modern solution, if you want to move a Saab in everyday life.

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3 new cars for the wish list

Do you fancy a new car? And no need to park a mainstream SUV next to the Saab in the carport? Fortunately there are alternatives! A - admittedly very subjective - selection of three temptations that are not a bit boring and the next to a Saab

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WRX STI. Ultimate driving machine and legend saying goodbye.

The Bilster Mountain is calling (2 / 2)

Back to the rally legend. The day belongs to the WRX STI. It's his party, and every participant is looking forward to the moment when he or she is allowed to take to the track with the legend. Chance would have it that I went for the introductory round

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The Bilster Mountain is calling. But the article is less about Saab.

The Bilster Mountain is calling! (1 / 2)

Two bumps, a quick left turn, then I shoot with a 26% slope down into the depths. This is followed by a slope with a full 21%. I hear the voice of the instructor in the radio. Take braking energy with you on the

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The darn 10. year

It was 2008 when Saab was able to sell larger numbers for the last time. Then the first bankruptcy followed with subsequent reconstruction. A low blow from which the brand was never really able to recover - and which took the long way to

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Brand presence: Saab shows flag!

Currently many Saab partners receive mail. And then they blow again in the wind, the Saab flags. Besides the flags, there are rollups, mirror pendants and much more, all printed with the Saab logo. Equipment for the customer area, flags for the premises,

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The second life of the others

Sometimes the look back helps if you want to look ahead. At the Techno Classica there were trends for the future. Although beyond Saab, perhaps still pointing the way for the future of the brand and its vehicles. But at least a food for thought.

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