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SAAB, Sold To An Electric Car Company

Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:22 pm

As a SAAB owner, this has me mystified and worried. What will become of SAAB with this kind of outfit?
http://www.saabsunited.com/2012/06/breaking-news-saab-is-sold.html
http://www.swadeology.com/2012/06/st...being-sold-to-nevs-going-electric/
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RE: SAAB, Sold To An Electric Car Company

Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:03 pm

Perhaps they just want the SAAB name? That would be my best guess. Because as far as I know SAAB hadn't made any electric cars, in the US at least.
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RE: SAAB, Sold To An Electric Car Company

Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:55 pm

Quoting jetblueguy22 (Reply 1):
Perhaps they just want the SAAB name? That would be my best guess. Because as far as I know SAAB hadn't made any electric cars, in the US at least.

My guess is they want the name as well as some of the Swedish facilities and some of the employees, and whatever government support that comes along with that.
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RE: SAAB, Sold To An Electric Car Company

Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:02 pm

Quoting jetblueguy22 (Reply 1):
Perhaps they just want the SAAB name? That would be my best guess.

Saab Auto don't own the Saab brand, Saab AB do, they have stated that they will not allow any purchaser of Saab to use the name unless they keep production and development in Sweden.
 
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RE: SAAB, Sold To An Electric Car Company

Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:55 pm

Quoting jetjack74 (Thread starter):
As a SAAB owner, this has me mystified and worried. What will become of SAAB with this kind of outfit?

To be honest, it is a bit late to be worried. Saab Automobil as we knew it was over some time ago.
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RE: SAAB, Sold To An Electric Car Company

Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:34 pm

At least it's staying in Sweden and is not going to be bought out by Tata and moved to India.
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RE: SAAB, Sold To An Electric Car Company

Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:40 pm

Perhaps they should rename the company to SABBA or just put the brand out of it's misery.
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RE: SAAB, Sold To An Electric Car Company

Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:32 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 6):
Perhaps they should rename the company to SABBA or just put the brand out of it's misery.

Funny especially since sabba is Swedish slang for destroy.......

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RE: SAAB, Sold To An Electric Car Company

Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:44 pm

Quoting The777Man (Reply 7):
Funny especially since sabba is Swedish slang for destroy.......

Haha!  
I was just combining the name with the group ABBA.
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RE: SAAB, Sold To An Electric Car Company

Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:09 am

Quoting type-rated (Reply 5):
At least it's staying in Sweden and is not going to be bought out by Tata and moved to India.

IF it left Sweden it wouldn't be able to be called Saab, that has been made very clear by the owners of the Saab brand Saab AB. Tata haven't moved Jaguar Land Rover to India either, they know that doing so would kill the brands.

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