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.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Matthias Seidl: "Our orders are strong"

New York Times has been at the landfall of the Saab PhoeniX in Manhattan. There they took a talk with Chief Designer Jason Castriota and Sales Director Matthias Seidl. The most interesting part as far as I can see, is Seidl's statement on the sales:
At present, Saab’s Trollhattan factory is not producing cars, but Matthias Seidl, Saab’s vice president of global sales and aftersales, who attended the showing of the PhoeniX, said production was expected to resume soon. “We are a start-up company. We have our ups and downs,” he said.

The company hopes to have a solid economic basis shortly, including approvals for government funding and other financing sources. “Our orders are strong,” he said, without revealing a number. He did allow that the order backlog measured at the equivalent of “four to six weeks.
Head over to NYT if you want to read the whole article. Let's hope will be the first of a long series of positive articles from Saab at the New York Motor Show!