The latest details about Saab`s future are revealed

Posted on Saturday, 21 May 2011 , 05:05:12 byEmil

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The latest details about Saab`s future are revealed

Saab`s desperate situation is no longer a secret as its huge debts together with limited capital investment are making way for disaster. Since the first of April, the Swedish carmaker has not been able to build a single vehicle, while a much touted deal with China`s Hawtai Motor Group has fallen through. However, earlier this week, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Saab with Pang Da Automobile Trade Co. Ltd, another Chinese company, but, if the deal goes through, we will just have to wait and see.
Many people came up with different scenarios for Saab, some of which are cynical, while the others picture an optimistic future for Saab. Still, it is important that we speak of Saab in terms of future, not of past. One of the options would be that Saab becomes Chinese and thus, will rebadge a Chinese-built sedan as the new 9-3. But Saab will face bankruptcy again as the public will consider it overpriced, poorly built and unpowered. There is the possibility of Saab being bought by Fiat and Sergio Marchionne will immediately begin rebadging the Chrysler 300 as the Saab 9-9. The 2012 New York Auto Show is going to host the premiere of the 9-1 model based on Fiat Punto, while the brand's 200 will become the new 9-3. Another scenario would be that Tata buys Saab and this will make the brand`s fortunes turn around with Ian Callum reworking the 9-3 into a stylish , A5 Sportback-imitating sedan, which will receive a positive feedback, but still, will continue to provide poor sales for the company. Despite this fact, the improved engineering together with Saab's attention to customer service, will gain a lot of new fans. It seems that someone pictured the idea of Saab saving itself as it will manage to reorganize by cutting all losses with the help of a new executive management team that will produce a truly world-class vehicle embodied by the new 9-3 respect is regained in both Europe and the United States, while sales return to 2003 levels, despite the fact that it continues to lag behind its German competitors. The last scenario of our list is represented by the idea that Saab will become the new Audi and will build a Nouveau 900, that will succeed in winning the minds and hearts of journalists as well as car enthusiasts. The Nouveau 900 will outsell Volkswagen`s Golf GTI and will be voted as the Best Performance Car.


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