Saab: GM decides Vladimir Antonov is a good guy after all

Vladimir Antonov

GM has decided that Spyker backer Vladimir Antonov is not a ‘Red under the Bed’ or the Russian Mafia’s banker after all. So now they’re happy to bank his money. Some detected the odour of McCarthyism when GM told Spyker there could be no deal on Saab unless it showed major backer Vladimir Antonov the door. Which seemed […]

Saab production starts – 2010 Saab 9-5 first off the line

The Saab 9-5 First off Saab Production Line

Production at Saab has now restarted under the ownership of Spyker, with a 2010 Saab 9-5 being the first off the production line today. It’s been a long and sometimes fraught road back to production for Saab. Almost sinking in to oblivion after GM decided to wind it down after failing to secure a buyer who would […]

Saab Spyker Business Plan Press Release

ACQUISITION RATIONALE AND SAAB BUSINESS PLAN ZEEWOLDE, The Netherlands (1 February, 2010) – In advance of the General Meeting of Spyker shareholders, to be held on 12 February 2010, and which was convened on 28 January 2010, Spyker Cars N.V. (“Spyker”) provides further strategic and financial details regarding its acquisition of Saab Automobile AB (“Saab”). […]

2010 Saab 9-5 to become a Buick

Swedish newspaper Dagens Industri is reporting that GM plan to take the 2010 Saab 9-5 and turn it in to a new Buick – the 2011 Buick LaCrosse? The rumours and accusations continue to grow in the row over the fate of the Saab brand. As we reported over Christmas we’ve been convinced for a […]