Saab Phoenix Architecture Sold to China's Youngman

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu
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Though Youngman’s attempts to save Saab proved futile, it appears that the Chinese automaker isn’t giving up on Saab-related assets. Youngman announced that they’ve acquired the rights to Saab’s Phoenix vehicle architecture and also announced that they have intentions of setting up a firm in Sweden to develop a new car based on the Phoenix platform.

The Phoenix vehicle architecture was originally designed by Saab and was going to be used for the next-generation 9-3. It is believed that the platform is not based on any previous General Motors-based designs.

Now the more interesting fight may begin, with Saab entering bankruptcy. Will Youngman try to pull some sort of ploy where they’ll successfully acquire Saab’s name, branding and factory?

[Source: Left Lane News]

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  • Mark Mark on Dec 25, 2011

    I need a new car i was going to get another 9-3, but with all the problems, i had planned on a volvo, but i think i will wait to see what sakes out now. You really cannot say anything good about GM other than they employ a lot a of Americans. Now if they could just build quality.

  • Rich Rich on Feb 11, 2012

    When I am out driving my 2010 9-5 Aero and I see a Buick LaCrosse, I am reminded of the movie "Twins" with the 9-5 in the Arnold Schwarzenegger role and the Buick in the Danny DeVito role.