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, February 20, 2012

Next Saab 9-3 is a gorgeous somewhat retro-inspired car

For anyone understanding Swedish I recommend listening to Swedish Radio P4 Väst's interview with Anna Petre. Anna Petre was of course head of Saab's public affairs and was deeply involved in the attempts at saving Saab up until the end.

Here's the interview:

Lyssna: Anna Petre om tiden med Saab

For readers who do not understand Swedish, I will just translate two questions and answers from the interview:

Do you think GM is willing to give access to its licenses?

"I think it's easier for them to license the 9-5 than the 9-4. On the other hand, it can only give GM incomes, so I find it hard to see that it would be totally and completely out of the question. I don't think it is. It should be possible to negotiate with them and find some sort of solution.

There has been much talk about the new generation 9-3. Have you seen it?

"Yes, it's gorgeous. The car is a bit retro-inspired. The exterior is one thing, but I really hope that we can actually achieve the ideas we had about the environment and the Saab brand."