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.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

No more Gripen for Saab

As reported earlier, National Electric Vehcile Sweden, which is the buyer of Saab Automobile, has been negotiating with the security and defence company Saab AB and the truck manufacturer Scania AB in order to be allowed to use the SAAB brand name and the Gripen (Griffin) logo on future Saab cars. But now Scania has decided that NEVS and Saab Automobile will not be allowed to use the Gripen logo in the future.

"It is a very attractive emblem in China and we do not want anything disturbing our business there," said Hans-Åke Danielsson at Scania to TTELA.

Negotiations concerning the brand name SAAB is still ongoing with Saab AB and no decision has been reached yet.

"We look at it [the brand name] as an important asset with strong ties to us, but there is really no news in the matter. Talks are still ongoing," said Sebastian Carlsson at Saab AB.