Volvo no longer stands alone as the only Swedish automaker with a Chinese partnership. According to Autoblog.nl, Saab and The People's Republic's Hawtai are reportedly set to announce that the two companies have joined forces. Hawtai, formerly Hautai, is likely best known on this side of the globe for strutting a logo that could have been the bastard child of the BMW roundel and the Microsoft window. At this point, it's unclear exactly what each automaker hopes to gain from the alliance, though something tells us that Hawtai will likely supply the capital needed to keep the lights on at Saab.

The news comes after Saab announced that it had secured a loan to resume production in the short-term.

Autoblog.nl reports that Victor Muller, the current owner of Saab, will be part of an announcement about the Chinese partnership on Tuesday.


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      Ripituc
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hi, two spelling details: - Title says "Hawtei" and is "Hawtai" - You say "capitol" were should be "capital" Just to help!
      longducdong
      • 3 Years Ago
      Who?
      Hazdaz
      • 3 Years Ago
      Another one bites the dust. I think I would have preferred to see SAAB go under.
      NightFlight
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, so both Swedish automakers have gone to the Chinese, sad. Saab couldn't survive on their own, the brand was on a downward spiral since about the mid-90's.
        onewayroll
        • 3 Years Ago
        @NightFlight
        Why is it sad that it went to the Chinese? I think it's great news, I wish Saab the best of luck.
          emperorkoku
          • 3 Years Ago
          @onewayroll
          Um, "communist" or "capitalist," if you live in the U.S., they're not an ally but a competitor, and they certainly oppress their people.
          optionsss
          • 3 Years Ago
          @onewayroll
          @Hazdaz communist China? You are talking about the one of the most pro-capitalistic government on this planet.
      PJPHughes
      • 3 Years Ago
      Great news for Saab. I don't understand the negative sentiments....If Saab goes under, thousands of people lose their jobs. Been a Saab owner and driver since '99, and look forward to having a Fjord Blue '12 9-5 Sport-Combi in my driveway. At a time when everyone seems to be pulling out of the wagon market, I'm glad to see such a great looking wagon on its way here. Saabs are fun to drive, and extremely safe cars in an accident. Just watch the crash test of the new 9-5 on youtube.
      Speed3cam
      • 3 Years Ago
      Noooooooooooooooo
      Pandamasque
      • 3 Years Ago
      How(-tai)the-you-speel-it seems to be the ultimate Chinese rip-off brand. Look at this hybrid of Cayenne and Continental GT http://i446.photobucket.com/albums/qq184/modbaraban/host/Hawtai_B35.jpg
      B Beauvais-Beauvais
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hooray! Saab lives!!!
      Spiel
      • 3 Years Ago
      Saab, the village brand, everyone had a ride. Sad. Funny.
      staceylee224
      • 3 Years Ago
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      tenspeeder
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's business. You do what you gotta do to keep the lights on. Now maybe we'll get to see a new 93. That should finally make or break the company
      Eddie
      • 3 Years Ago
      http://www.hawtaimotor.com/
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