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, August 21, 2011

BIVA in Norrköping on board with Saab till the bitter end

Lately we have read about one of the oldest Saab dealers in the USA, New Salem Saab, going out of business and one of the larger dealer networks in Sweden, Holmgrens Bil, dropping Saab. But there still remain hard core Saab supporters among the dealer base. For instance BIVA in Norrköping. The location manager, Conny Lingeby, tells Folkbladet that as long as the Saab manufacturing is only halted and Saab not closed down, there is still hope.

According to Conny Lingeby, BIVA in Norrköping has no plans to drop Saab.

"As long as the manufacturing plant in Trollhättan remains, we will not do what Holmgrens Bil in Småland did," Conny Lingeby says.

Conny Lingeby tells the newspaper that they still have new Saab cars on sale in Norrköping despite the fact that the manufacturing at Saab has been halted for half a year now. And they still believe in a future for Saab.

"Yes, we still have hope, even if it is difficult at the moment. So were are not making any decision about dropping Saab, not until they stop making Saab cars. We will be on board as long as the manufacturing plant lives on, so to speak."