Saab letters to the blog

Many letters to the blog. Chairs at NEVS.

Sometimes the blog team is amazed at how wonderfully analog the world can still be. Hand on heart, when did we get the last letter? Handwritten, just like in the past. In the last few days our mailbox was always full.

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Saab on Vox and the future of the brand

Yesterday, our Saab post ran on Vox. A positive Saab story, which was a lot of fun for everyone involved. But there is more to tell about the Saab future and what Mikael Östlund had to say.

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SAAB News. Ready to start production.

Saab owner NEVS finally gives a statement that we can take as confirmation of the good news. Press spokesman Mikael Östlund did not choose to go through a fan blog, but gave an interview to the industry magazine “Automotive News Europe”. The factory is “practically ready” to start production of the Saab 9-3.

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SAAB press. “… Buy a new Saab 9-3 in autumn”

Friends in Sweden, those with a Saab background, are sure that the cult brand will make its comeback this year. The optimism grows from month to month, which does not seem unfounded. Saab 2.0 press chief Östlund fired these positive expectations and gave the "... late autumn" as the date.

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SAAB News. Saab 2.0 and the petrol engines.

Saab test vehicles have been on the road in Europe for some time. Exactly a week ago, vehicles from the test fleet were spotted in Germany. There was a direct denial of this from Trollhättan. Original tone: "... we only have electric vehicles!" The half-life of this statement was quite short, as press chief Mikael Östlund confirmed today. The Saab 9-3 will come with gasoline engines.

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SAAB weekend. Invisible?

Once again, an interview by Saab 2.0 press officer Mikael Östlund goes through the network. There is a 30-minute interview on “New Motor”, a magazine for alternative drives, which you can listen to in the original. If you want. While the Internet community is grumbling about bad press work in Sweden or about ignorance towards customers, I have a completely different question.

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Production start uncertain and engine rumors

It's one of those articles that makes my worried wrinkles on my forehead. On Saturday, the local newspaper in Trollhättan had the production start at Saab in the sights. Six months before the start of production should actually start the hiring phase, only there is no activity detectable. One reason for the TTELA to ask some questions to NEVS press officer Mikael Östlund.

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SAAB News: No participation in motor shows

In Trollhättan one remains persistent. Both Till and me, and the local newspaper. Saab will not participate in any car show this year. What a pity and at the same time my personal desire for 2013 cashed. Because the Saab owners

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SAAB News: Personal insights

Bloggers are first and foremost fans, especially if you write a Saab blog. Which does not make the situation more relaxed, because every day the view goes towards Trollhättan. How it feels, eternal after sales, and whether there are opportunities for a restart, that bothers us a lot. In December it was still quiet, way too quiet to my liking.

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SAAB News: Start of production with 8.000 vehicles

The Swedish radio P4 Väst was leaked a letter that Saab owner NEVS wrote to the suppliers. Production start at the Saab plant should therefore be in the 34 week 2013. Saab starts with the Saab 9-3 Cabriolet and the sedan. The

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SAAB News: Parallel worlds

Before we hide the story about the Chinese investor and back in real life, there is an addendum to the Östlund interview and the local reactions in Trollhättan. As we have good contacts in the Saab city, half a dozen mails from the Saab area arrived yesterday with an assessment of how Sweden sees the role of NEVS.

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SAAB News: An interview and the consequences

It finally seems clear, given the current status, that we will not get any new Saab with conventional drive. The demand and thus the motivation to start production in summer 2013 comes from China, where opportunities are being calculated. For the new edition, the “old” Saab 9-3 is heavily revised in terms of body and interior so that it can be perceived as a new car

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SAAB News: NEVS examines the construction of the “classic” Saab 9-3

SAAB News: NEVS is examining the construction of the “classic” Saab 9-3. It is a sensation in Trollhättan. Saab new owner NEVS is examining the construction of the previous Saab 9-3. Production could start in summer 2013.

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Press Review: No longer Swedish?

The reaction of the press to the purchase of Saab Automobile AB by NEVS was initially cautious or negative. The fault was NEVS itself, because the press release was not really new facts, and many questions remained open yesterday. After all, responded

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