The resignation, an IPO, a trap. Saab 10 years ago.

It is 25.03.2011/19/XNUMX. A bomb goes off in the stallbacka. Jan Åke Jonsson, Saab CEO, will resign on May XNUMXth. His move is shaking the Saab world, and the facade of the brand's successful comeback is getting rough

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New Saab 9-7x in the Saab showroom

A cool V8 against the zeitgeist - a new Saab 9-7x!

The ultimate antidote to the zeitgeist? A real American V8! Exotically delicious garnished and dressed in Swedish clothes. A combination that was only available from Saab. The Saab 9-7x was originally supposed to be an Oldsmobile Bravada and shared its genes

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Holden Commodore - a big name. But only an Opel Insignia. Picture: Holden

164 years of tradition - GM buries Holden

A big brand, a long tradition. Holden was founded in southern Australia in 1856 as a manufacturer of horse saddles. Automobiles had been built since 1908. The Americans joined in 1931 and the company had been part of GM for 89 years. The final end

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GM Saab wanted to finally close 10 years ago today

10 years ago today. GM wants to close Saab.

December has always been a dramatic month in Saab's recent history. In 2011 it stood for the final end, but already in 2009 GM Saab wanted to finally close. In memory of the events of that time, we still have the press release

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Saab project 102 in August 1989. Image: Saab Automobile AB

Saab 900 II saga. Project 102.

Money is tight with Saab's automotive division. In the late 80s the coffers are empty and investments are being postponed. You have to get by with what you have and, if in doubt, redesign it. For engines and gearboxes, for example.

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Saab drama. The 19. December 2011.

It was a black day for Trollhättan, and the blackdest in the history of the car brand Saab. The 19. December 2011 brought the final out for the Swedish cult brand. Before, there were dramatic months, and there were always signs of hope.

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Opel and Saab in Hamburg. The end of the GM era.

The end of the GM era in Europe

Barely appreciated by the public, the GM era in Europe ended last week. Hardly anyone took note of the acquisition of Opel by the PSA group. GM said goodbye almost silently. The German car industry is fighting with Dieselgate meanwhile

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Opel, GM and the Déjà-vu

Opel, GM and the Déjà-vu

Some Saab drivers felt reminded of 2009 by the headlines of the past few days - when GM decided to shut down Saab for good. A déjà vu? Only superficially, because 2017 is not 2009 and things have changed fundamentally.

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Jan-Åke Jonsson and Saab 9-3. Image: Saab Automobile AB

Rearview mirror. Many questions to Jan Åke Jonsson.

Judicial appointments are the time of settlement. The opportunity to find answers to open questions. In Vänersborg there will be a lot of open questions starting in January. The last months of the Saab Automobile AB are being worked up. Chief Prosecutor Sahlgren brings via DN already

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The NEVS masterplan for SAAB

“The only thing that is different is everything” - that's the way I would summarize what happened when newly formed National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) acquired the main assets of SAAB Automobile AB in June 2012. A tiny company taking over

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transatlanticist

The roots of the Saab brand and the plant lie in the construction of aircraft. The most inspired cockpits can be found in the Saab 9000 or - as a final legacy - in the Saab 9-5 NG. That spoils you for other vehicles that are just cars

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US-spec Aero MY11 #165, US-spec Aero MY11 #2 and EU-spec MY12 Premium #5 in Stockholm

A real Saab. History, continued

With all the news on the current developments at NEVS, some past news about the past would almost go unnoticed. Spyker lost the appeal in a $ 3B law suit against

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Carl Peter Forster talks about Saab

Carl Peter Forster is today the chief consultant of the Geely Group, which also includes Volvo. From 2005 to 2009, he served as President of Saab Automobile AB and General Manager of GM Europe. He talked to Svenska Dagbladet for the first time

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Saab News. Gasoline engines from GM - facelift in spring.

The start of production at NEVS-Saab is within reach, and we are getting more and more details from the press. Auto-Motor Sport Sweden and NyTeknik report on the plans at Saab, and the more public becomes, the more questions emerge. There is

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Saab plant in Malmo 1989

Time document. New Saab plant in Malmö!

It was in 1989 when the first Saab 900 left the new plant in Malmö. The new Saab manufacturing facility was the Swedish government's response to the shipyard crisis that shook the country's west coast. A car factory was built on a former shipyard

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