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.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Majority of Swedish Saab dealers have no plans to drop the brand

Swedish Radio has been in contact with about half of the 40 Saab dealers in Sweden, and the message is clear: They have no intentions to drop Saab.

"We will continue to sell Saab if there is an opportunity to do so, we are waiting for an answer," says Johnny Schmidt, CEO of Järna Bilcentrum.

And even though the Trollhättan factory hasn't produced a single car for months now, people are still ordering new Saabs.

"We presently have an order book, it is not as big as it used to be earlier, but we have an order book which is primarily for the 9-5 SportCombi which people have been waiting for. There were people who ordered the car as soon as we had the facts and specifications this spring," says Björn Pettersson, CEO of Bil-City in Kristianstad.

Also Swedish newspaper Västerbottens Kuriren has spoken to a Saab dealer. They went to Carstedts in Umeå.

"We will continue with Saab whatever happens," says Pär Wennberg, site manager at Carstedts.