• May 29, 2009
In a brief article on its website, the UK's Channel4 says that a Swedish newspaper, Dagens Industri, is reporting that supercar maker Koenigsegg is in the running to purchase either a stake in Saab, or the whole kit and caboodle.

According to the report, Koenigsegg is reportedly a front-runner to rescue the fellow Swedish automaker, with the other suitors being the Renco Group, a U.S. investment company, and the Italian automaker Fiat – the latter of which is being denied by both Fiat and Saab.

Automotive News has asked Saab to comment on the report, but spokeswoman Gunilla Gustavs declined, although she did say that the likely bankruptcy of parent company General Motors will not derail Saab's plans. Gustavs apparently did impart that GM plans to disclose a "preferred candidate" in the next few weeks.

If Christian von Koenigsegg and his band of merry men manage to get their hands on Saab, we can't help ourselves from wondering that with their expertise in supercars, perhaps they could bring the Aero X (above) to market. We can dream, can't we?

[Source: Channel4; Automotive News - subs. req.]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Koenigsegg Aero X?
      SAAB 9-3 CCX?
      In any case, the possibilities look amazing. DO IT!
      • 5 Years Ago
      bought my first saab preowned 2006 9-3 convertable last year and feel even though warranty will be honored its nice to think saab will continue to exist. I owned a renault encore when AMC went out of business . I sold the car before parts became expensive and hard to find. . not looking foward to having same thing happen with this car since I;m planning on keeping it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      uh hell yes
      • 5 Years Ago
      I've always wanted a SAAB, always liked how they look, just never been able to come to terms with the thought of owning a GM product.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It would be quite awesome if Saab could return to its quirky cool automobiles, and Christian von Koenigsegg seems to be a good fit with his entrepreneurship and interest in making "the perfect car." Let's hope he can return Saab to that perfect, safe, interesting, 'born from jets,' automobile.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Not bad news. I'd rather see Volvo kept in Swedish hands though. (and I'm Chinese!).
      • 5 Years Ago
      It would make a nice fit - two nonconformists making cars to suit an emotion rather than to please a committee.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Maybe they can pick up Volvo too!
      • 5 Years Ago
      This article has resulted in the most positive comments relating to Saab I have seen on here for some time... I like that.

      Personally, I'd like to see K-segg be the new owner of Saab. And I'm a long-time Saab driver. My parent's owned a '77 99GL when I was born, and I learned to drive in an '83 900S. Since then, a few more C900s, two 9000s (including my current Aero) and a 9-5 have been in the family.
      The next generation of Saabs could move back away from the mainstream goal that GM worked towards. No Saab should ever be a direct competitor to BMW, Audi, or any other brand. They should be the alternative, not a copy-cat.

      Cheers,
      '93 9000 Aero, 5spd, 106K.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Nice to see you somewhere other than Saabnet. This would be really great. If it happens I would really need to hold off on my next car purchase till I see what they are planning.

        -1995 9000 Aero 5sp JZW Stage 2
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oh hell yes.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I would definately purchase an Aero-x or a 9-x BioHybrid to go with my existing 1999 Viggen. "GO KOENIGSEGG"
      • 5 Years Ago
      That would be so rad. Koenigsegg would have a more mainstream / attainable brand in their portfolio, and Saab would get to live on, and probably make much more interesting cars than they've been able to make under GM's ownership. This makes me super happy (well, if it happens).
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