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Saab Automobiles the Swedish car manufacturers

Saab automobile AB is an automobile manufacturer belonging to Sweden and the company was commissioned when the Swedish Aeroplane Limited decided to formulate a company manufacturing small cars in 1945. The first of Saab car was a Saab 92 which rolled out in 1949. The company then merged into Scania-Vabis but after 10 years their most famous model the Saab came to the market which also became the best selling of their models. The automobile world also saw a new model of the Saab 9k during the mid 1980.

Tough Time of Saab

Saab-Scania revamped its automobile division and created an independent entity named Saab Automobile AB. General Motors the American giant later acquired 50% of the company’s interest for $600 ml and subsequently exercised its privilege to buy the rest in the year 2000 with an investment of $125 ml. Thus the Saab Automobiles became the exclusively owned subsidiary of GM. General Motors dealt for Saab Automobile AB with the Automobile manufacturers from Dutch the Spyke Cars N.V. in the year 2010. Throughout the year, company fought to avoid insolvency and finally it filed for bankruptcy in the Swedish Court. This was after the company failed to clinch the sale of the company to a group from China due to the objection raised by the original owner General Motors. GM did not want to transfer the original technology to a company from China. It was finally announced that in June, 2012 the bankrupt company was bought by National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS).

Saab Automobile AB earned revenue of 6.301billion as on 2010 and had a production output of 32,048 cars. At the time of filing for bankruptcy the company had -3.126 billion operating income and a profit of -3.009 billion. During its operations the company came up with several world class passenger and sports model and they include Saab 900, Ursaab, Saab 96, Saab-Scania, Saab 9-5, Saab 9-3 sport Combi, Saab Aero-X and Second generation Saab 9-5.

Present Status of Saab

The company had its headquarters at Trollhättan, Sweden and key members of the establishment are Kai Johan Jiang, the CEO of NEVS and Karl Erling Trogen, Chairman of NEVS. As of Nov 2012 Saab belongs to the parent company of National Electric Vehicle Sweden and had an employee strength of 85. The financial details given above were only relevant to Saab Automobile AB that has been bankrupted not NEVS that subsequently bought the bankrupt establishment. Currently development work is going in NEVS and a launch is expected in the year 2014.

Latest Saab news

SAAB – The Premium Class Swedish Perfection


2013-12-10 02:29:33

Saab Automobiles is a leading premium class car manufacturer from Sweden. The company was started in 1945 when as Svenska Aeroplan AB, which first served as a Swedish aerospace and defense services company, commencing projects for designing small automobiles. The first model of the Saab 92 was launched in 1949. The Saab 9-7X in one of the latest models from this renowned manufacturer, which has got a good customer acceptance as well as critics review.

SAAB automobile: “The Well Built Swede”


2014-01-24 22:14:38

SAAB automobile AB and its subsidiaries were acquired by the Chinese-Japanese conglomerate National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) and the plan to only manufacture electric vehicles was announced. And the move was to be initiated with the present 9-3 models of Phoenix. The models 9-5 and 9-4x were discontinued because General Motors refused the technology in these models. 

SAAB 9-3 Sedan – Luxury Redefined


2014-03-13 08:54:44

The sedan has always been seen as the businessmen stuff, not just because of its cost, but also due to the authoritative look that the professional people often prefer. This time, the new 2014 SAAB 9-3 Sedan will redefine the luxury for the people in its own terms of beauty, outlook and performance. 

SAAB: Car that beats the odds!


2014-04-18 10:40:05

Automotives come and go; people might like to ride on some and might like to part away with the ones that don’t match their tastes. Among vehicles that have gained positive momentum, the Saab Automobile AB, which is a Swedish premium car maker, got formed in the year 1945 at a time when Saab AB started its own project, coming up with the designer version of a smaller automotive. When the Saab 92 first got its launchpad in the year 1949, it moved forward with a pace that remained unmatched. 

Saab: The Premium SUV Manufacturer


2014-05-31 13:09:01

Saab is a Swedish company, originally known as Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget that began manufacturing automobiles in 1949. Saab was an aircraft manufacturer before he entered the automotive firm. Saab cars reflect a great priority towards aerodynamics. They are renowned for producing safe and fuel efficient cars. Unfortunately the firm lost money and shut down production in 2011.

Saab models list:

ImageModelYears
Saab 9-3 Griffin 2012-2012
Saab 9-2X2005-2006Saab 9-31999-2011
Saab 9-4X2011-2011Saab 9-51999-2011
Saab 9-7X2005-2009Saab 9001990-1998
Saab 90001990-1998

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