The key to the future of Saab is possibly the right to manufacture the Saab 9-5. Could that bring Spyker and Victor Muller back?
It’s now almost three months since bidding by prospective saviours of Saab ended, yet we’re still waiting for a decision from the administrators as to which company is the preferred bidder.
That means the future for Saab is either a long way off as new platforms are developed to get round GM’s objections to their technology going to India or China, or the winning bidder simply bolting the Saab name on to their own products. But there may be a third way.
Auto Motor & Sport in Sweden are reporting the possibility that Victor Muller and Spyker could be the key to the production of the Saab 9-5 by any new owner, as Spyker apparently has the right to produce the 9-5 under license until 2017. Could that be a way round the impasse over GM’s technology? Could we see Spyker building the Saab 9-5 for either Mahindra or Youngman?
It’s an intriguing notion, and perhaps explains the amount of time it’s taking to get what’s left of Saab sold off when the administrators told us their decision would be swift.
More when we get it.
Saab 9-5 2010 Photos
Source: Auto Motor Sport