IMPORTANT NEWS: National Electric Vehicle Sweden has agreed to buy the assets of Saab Automobile and the sale is expected to be finalized during the summer.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Current Mini platform underpinnings for new small Saab?

Many of you have probably already read about this on other blogs or automobile news sites. Anyway, last week AutoCar could report rumors that Saab is interested in buying the current Mini platform when Mini moves to a new platform in 2012. Saab would then use this platform as underpinnings for a small Saab.

We already know that a small Saab is a high priority for Saab's Chairman and soon to be acting CEO, Victor Muller. In addition, Muller's financier and friend, and the man who soon can become a part owner of Saab, Vladimir Antonov, has expressed willingness to finance a small Saab if he becomes owner. From earlier it seems that AutoCar and writer Hilton Holloway has good connections at Saab, so maybe the rumors from AutoCar isn't so far fetched. 

Below is a  rendering of a small Saab by Worldcarfans.