Saab Sends Workers Back to Finish Stagnant Production Line

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Saab Sends Workers Back to Finish Stagnant Production Line

Just about 100 more Saabs will roll off the line after the Swedish automaker decided to send some employees back to finish incomplete units still standing in the factory.

The company was plagued with financial problems after changing hands from GM to Spyker Cars and ultimately Swedish Automobile. That forced them to shut down despite attempted rescue investments by Chinese companies, Zhejiang Youngman Lotus Automobile Co. and Pang Da Automobile Trade Co. Unfortunately for Saab, GM, which manufactured the 9-4x crossover, said the move would unfairly share their technology in key markets and subsequently blocked it.

For now, new Saabs can still be seen on the road, and the company’s North American operation is trying to find a way to honor existing warranties, but the brand will soon be little more than an automotive relic.

[Source: Saabs United Via AutoBlog]

  • Donald Gauvin

    I am a long time SAAB owner and currently own a 2011 93Aero and 2003 95Aero. Where can I find the most current information on the status of
    Saab and the service and warranty plan for future years? As usual
    GM’s position is self serving and lacks any fairness to loyal customers like us.

  • Colum Wood

    GM has said they will cover the older models, but for the best info you should look here:
    http://www.saabscene.com/