The all-but-lifeless corpse of Saab continues to stagger forward in hopes of finding a juicy investor to sink its teeth into. Autocar reports that National Electric Vehicle Sweden is currently close to buying the brand's remaining assets. The freshly minted electric car consortium is helmed by none other than Karl-Erling Trogen, the former head of Volvo Trucks. Beyond that, few details are known about the company or its plans for Saab. National Electric Sweden is owned by two bodies, Sun Investment and Mikael Kubu, the president of law firm Ac-Gruppen.

We can only speculate about what the consortium wants with Saab, though fan site SaabsUnited reports the company may have its eyes on an electric rear axle program developed with in conjunction with eAAM. Whether that means we'll see electric or hybrid Saab models whirring around in the future is still uncertain. If we did, it would probably take quite a while. As SaabsUnited notes, "Saab, the company, right now has nothing in it, no dealership network, no finance structure, no personnel-structure, no communications network, nothing... everything needs to be completely rebuilt from scratch, which will take a huge amount of time."

At this point, we'll just be pleasantly surprised if the Griffin brand gets a new owner at all.


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      natron3030
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'd like to be saved by a mystery swede.
      ken
      • 2 Years Ago
      Even if Saab resumes production within 6 months, her international dealer chains are already broken. It will be years before Saab can reenter the North American market. If, and only if Saab can sustain a next generation product line. If.
      ericburr4
      • 2 Years Ago
      Quick comment on the last sentence... The Saab name and trademarks are actually owned by the other Saab -- Saab AB, the aerospace company. They used to be the same company, but when they split, Saab Automobile AB was granted a license to use the brand. Regardless of who buys the assets of Saab Automobile AB, they will have to renegotiate a licensing deal to use the Saab name.
      mwmotorcar
      • 2 Years Ago
      A great move , not only for Saab lovers and loyal customers, but for the dealers as well!!! Id love to see it happen! Best of Luck too them!
      jjbmdpa
      • 2 Years Ago
      Saabs were innovative, idiosyncratic, and just plain fun! I'd like to see 'em come back!
      Iselin007
      • 2 Years Ago
      Might has bring back the Rambler Nash Metropolitan a great little car with mounted spare tire carrier and two tone paint!
      ccnwen
      • 2 Years Ago
      I had a Saab 9000 Turbo that was a hand-me-down from the in-laws. Had the car not been so well-built, I might have been killed when I was all-but T-boned by a red-light runner in 2002. That was the only car I owned that pushed me back in the seat when I floored it. D*** I miss that car!
      Willie
      • 2 Years Ago
      OMG will someone put Saab out of its misery? Give it a rest.
      chrisc
      • 2 Years Ago
      SAAB will survive. lots of loyal owners. infact, some of the most loyal to any brand in the world. Great cars, lets get it going!
      Justin B.
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't even own a Saab and never have, but it's hard not to love this brand. If the unique designs and inventiveness make a comeback Saab could do really well.
      Autohoor
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yawn...
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