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.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Production restarted, over 6,500 cars waiting to be built

Around 10 o'clock this morning the production line was restarted at Saab Automobile in Trollhättan. The first car to come down the line was a silver Saab 9-5 Aero XWD, and the second a Saab 9-3 convertible Independence Edition. Saab's order bank totals over 8,100 cars, of which 1,600 are Saab 9-4X vehicles to be built by General Motors in Mexico. The remaining 6,500 cars will be built at Saab in Trollhättan.

Today around 100 cars will be built and this number will be increased as the supply of parts and compenents is stabilized during the coming weeks.

“This is a great day for our company and it is great to see the plant running again. We have gone through a rough patch in recent weeks, but Saab is back in action again. I would like to express my deep gratitude to our fantastic suppliers who have worked so hard with us to make this happen, and to our loyal employees who have constantly stood by our side,” Victor Muller said watching the first car roll off the line.

Read more about the restart in Saab's press release.