Report: Beijing Auto to Build Previous-Gen Saab 9-5 in China

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

Beijing Auto, the Chinese automaker that has offered to invest in the Koenigsegg-led purchase of Saab from General Motors, has confirmed that in return it will build the current (or previous) generation Saab 9-5 in China. In exchange for its involvement in supporting the deal, Beijing Auto (BAIC) will get all of Saab’s now discontinued 1998-2009 first-generation 9-5 tooling equipment. With the equipment, the Chinese automaker is expected to continue producing the old 9-5 for many years to come.

Beijing has not confirmed if the new versions of the old 9-5 platform will be sold outside of China, but it does expect to have a production facility functioning in the next six months.

[Source: LeftLaneNews]

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