Sort of. Saabs United reports that the automaker has announced some of its employees will return to complete the vehicles still standing unfinished on the production line. All told, only around 100 units are likely to be produced and then sold off before the brand goes dark for good.

The Swedish automaker finally filed for bankruptcy in December after a tumultuous year that featured production stoppages, court protection and a variety of foreign suitors with wide-ranging plans to save the brand. In the end, however, the Saab flag fell.

Here in the U.S., the company is currently investigating ways to continue to honor warranties in the wake of its implosion.


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      clquake
      • 3 Years Ago
      Title should be Saab wrapping up production on remaining cars. This title is really misleading.
        creamwobbly
        • 3 Years Ago
        @clquake
        "Saab to finish producing cars again" would have been better.
      SloopJohnB
      • 3 Years Ago
      That red convertible ought to go quickly...
      Ask
      • 3 Years Ago
      Let SAAB Go! . . .. ....or am I too late?
      Scott Nelsen
      • 3 Years Ago
      You can blame GM for driving the last nail in the SAAB coffin. While they received a multi-billion dollar bailout from the US government, they still had a little bit of control over SAAB and were unwilling to let SAAB receive a bailout in the form of funding from other companies.
        carnut0913
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Scott Nelsen
        Neither GM nor SAIC had any interest in another Chinese firm stealing secrets by investing a small portion to walk away with propietatry technology. You can blame GM if you want but only blame them for allowing SAAB to linger on about 10-15 yrs longer than it should have. Saab was always a 1-trick pony (9-3) and you just cant survive with that. The 9-5 wasnt bad, just nothing great.
        caddy-v
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Scott Nelsen
        Before you make dumb statements like that, try researching the real reason. If I were to use your logic, I could blame GM for my dog dying of old age.
        DrEvil
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Scott Nelsen
        Mr. Nelsen, from the sound of your name. I'll go out on a limb and say that you're Swedish. SAAB is free to take monies from anywhere they choose. They just won't be able to do so while using GM's intellectual property. GM has no right to tell SAAB who they can and can't crawl into bed with. GM has every right to protect their intellectual property. If the Chinese really had any faith in SAAB's engineering prowess, they'd be willing to buy SAAB for the name, potential and the state of the art facilities that GM built them. They would have told SAAB to burn everything that belongs GM and lets live happily ever after. The chinese (smartly) tried to get GM technology on the cheap. SAAB really didn't matter to them.
      theblackemblem
      • 3 Years Ago
      That title sounds as though Saab is back in business. Can you not use misleading titles? Thanks.
        Matt
        • 3 Years Ago
        @theblackemblem
        Is it not true that they are producing cars again, if only for a short time? Its not like the article is misleading at all, in fact the first 3 words make it quite clear. Its a well known writing technique that is taught in schools around the country that a title should be captivating. Stop being so grumpy.
          BB79826
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Matt
          "Captivating" does not have to be misleading. And this is absolutely misleading. Saab is going to FINISH producing vehicles that have already started production. These awful headlines are par for the course with AOL, though, so I suppose it makes sense that we'd see them here on Autoblog.
          NY EVO X MR GUY
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Matt
          There are other ways to place a title. Maybe an appropriate title would've been: "Saabs' Last Horrah." or "Saabs Last Breath". Or something like that. The title is misleading. Period!!!
      alexkoolur
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nothing sounds more appealing than a haulted-assembly-line SAAB. As if no warranty before wasn't enough icing on the cake, let me rush to buy one of these. LOL. SAAB is so desperate for any "proof of life" this is the best they can come up with. What's the "breaking news" next week? "Worker returns to turn on lights in SAAB factory"
      Jake
      • 3 Years Ago
      At this point Saab is like a zombie and not a real person any more and you have to shoot them in the brain to kill them.
      Fazzster
      • 3 Years Ago
      I wonder what "surprises" will be built into the last cars off the line?
      Woodycarsite
      • 3 Years Ago
      Something tells me they will be back for good!
      NightFlight
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hope this motivates Volvo to not continue with outrageously long product life cycles. At least Volvo made competitive new vehicles. The same couldn't be said about Saab, the 9-3 and 9-5 weren't even mediocre when they were released when new.
      NY EVO X MR GUY
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hey, I wish I could feel sorry for them. If Saab can not be competitive, then this is the right end-result. So auto-makers look close. If you can not compete, you could be the next "Saab story".
        Mike Pulsifer
        • 3 Years Ago
        @NY EVO X MR GUY
        Tell that to GM and Chrysler,... oh, wait...
          creamwobbly
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Mike Pulsifer
          Volvo would be a much better comparison. Indeed, the fact that Volvo now has Chinese owners was probably the reason the Saab-SAIC deal died on the vine.
      guyverfanboy
      • 3 Years Ago
      Poor SAAB. It is sad to see you go. Now, next we will wait for a movie and/or book, lol.
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