Later this week General Motors is expected to pronounce on the fate of its loss-making Swedish unit, with a potential purchase by Dutch exotic car maker Spyker still a possibility. In an interview with AOL Autos, Spyker CEO Victor Muller discussed many of his plans to rejuvenate Saab, as well as another plan to sell his company’s high-priced exotics through Saab dealerships.
Currently Spyker models like the 400-hp C8 Aileron (above) sell for close to $300,000 and can be bought through certain Bentley and Lamborghini dealerships. Future Spyker models might also benefit from the purchase by using a version of Saab’s impressive all-wheel drive setup. In return, Muller hopes to maintain Saab’s dealership network of 218 showrooms.
As for the Saab product line, Muller wants to concentrate on the 9-3, 9-4x crossover and 2010 9-5. He dismissed the possibility of an entry-level 9-1 model, but did say that he’d love to see a production version of the Aero X concept finally make it to market. And with Saab’s low volume exotic car experience, Spyker might just be the company to make this a possibility.
A decision by General Motors on the future of Saab is expected this Wednesday, January 7th.
[Source: AOL Autos]