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.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

UK buyers not troubled by Saab problems

Are you just like me getting tired of the same news reports over and over again about Saab's problems and shady future? Then you should check out the analysis from British FleetNews. They have made an analysis which is surprisingly positive on both the development the latest two weeks concerning Saab's funding and also about Saab situation in the UK. Just by reading the head line you understand that this is a good article not tainted by the usual clichés and easy conclusions.

Some points from the article that is worth highlighting:
  • Saab GB is now in the top third on the dealer satisfaction league table. 
  • Saab GB were on track to sell 10,000 cars before the Trollhättan manufacturing plant was shut down.
  • The order bank for Saab GB is now over 1,000 cars.
  • The possibility of Saab shutting down has not yet troubled UK buyers. Contract hire deals are unchanged. No increase for the fleets in contract hire deposits.
  • Leasing firms appear happy to continue supporting Saab despite the latest problems; "This is nowhere near as bad as it got in 2009. We have no problem supporting Saab and are confident they will secure the necessary funds." 
So if you want to read a positive and thorough analysis without the usual easy conclusions, then visit FleetNews.