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    Report: Sweden picks up tab on bankrupt Saab's EU loan
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    Way back at the beginning of Saab's struggle for life after General Motors, exotic car firm Spyker was granted a €400-million loan ($527M U.S.) from the European Investment Bank. The loan was approved after it was guaranteed by Sweden's Debt Office, and Saab's recent bankruptcy filing forced ...

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    Spy Shots: Porsche Cajun prototype caught wearing Audi duds in Sweden
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    'Tis the season, or so they say. But we're not talking about the holidays. We're talking about the season for cold-weather testing of new prototypes up in northern Sweden. After our intrepid shutter-bugs snapped an updated Mercedes-Benz GLK taking its licks in the snow way up there near the ...

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    Spy Shots: Mercedes-Benz's facelifted GLK snapped inside and out
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    The smallest member of the Mercedes-Benz utility vehicle range, the GLK-Class has only been on the market for a couple of years now. Hardly in need of an update, then, but that hasn't stopped the Silver Star automaker from working on a little refresh for the boxy little crossover. We first saw ...

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    Report: Volvo considering building cars in North America
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    Volvo is mulling a U.S. factory to offset some of its exposure to fluctuations in the dollar. One thing the automaker definitely will be doing is expanding its presence in the U.S., and a manufacturing facility would certainly make that way easier. A U.S. Volvo plant would join factories in ...

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    Official: Saab secures $96M bridge loan, lodges appeal as unions push for bankruptcy
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    Saab fans: Go find yourself a hat, and hold the hell on to it – we have a feeling this ride is about to get a wee bit bumpier. First, Saab has confirmed that Swedish unions Unionen and Ledarna have officially filed for bankruptcy of Saab Automobile. That's par for the course and anything ...

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    Official: Saab request for government protection rejected by Swedish court
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    Seems that Saab just can't catch a break. Yesterday, the Swedish automaker filed for government protection, citing that if approved, the company would undergo a voluntary reorganization. Now, a court has rejected Saab's application for protection. Saab plans to appeal the court's decision. In a ...

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    Volvo truck takes on a Ferrari in drag race [w/video]
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    It seems these days everyone wants a piece of Ferrari, with countless sports car-makers gunning for Maranello's territory. But Volvo? Volvo Trucks, no less? Believe it or not, the latest drag race competition pitted a Volvo big-rig against a Ferrari 360 Spider. Of course it wasn't just any old ...

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    Report: Saab 9-4X production underway, only Saab currently being built
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    Production of the all-new 2011 Saab 9-4X crossover has started on schedule, despite the company's crippling financial woes. While production of the rest of the Saab lineup at its Trollhattan, Sweden plant has ground to a cash-strapped halt, 9-4Xs are rolling off the assembly lines in Ramos ...

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    Report: Saab deal with Chinese partner collapses
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    This is very bad. Remember the deal between Hawtai Motors and Saab? Collapsed. According to The Detroit News, the deal, which involved a 29.9 percent stake in Saab in exchange for $172 million, fell apart early Thursday morning. The problem was reportedly that Hawtai wasn't able to obtain all the ...

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    Volvo denies talk of Saab takeover,
    Muller looking for partner in China
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    It looks like Volvo and Saab won't be teaming up to create one Swedish carmaker to rule them all. According to Reuters, Volvo has made it clear that the company has had no talks with Saab about buying the besieged automaker and that none are scheduled to take place. The Swedish newspaper De ...

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    Report: Swedish gov't. working on freeing up Saab loan
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    The last few weeks haven't been easy for Saab, as the Swedish automaker has had to stop production twice due to supplier issues. Not just any problems, either, as the suppliers wanted to get paid, and Saab simply didn't have the cash. That led to widespread speculation that the automaker was ...

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    Saab establishing new chassis factory with ZF in Sweden
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    Component suppliers form a huge part of the automotive industry, and few are as big – or as old – as ZF. The German consortium dates back nearly a century, and today has some 123 factories in 27 countries. Make that 124 in 28, now, as the company has announced plans for a new facility ...

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    Video: How the Swedes make a VW Scirocco (hint: 627 horsepower)
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    Despite Volvo's rather staid image as a maker of, well, staid cars, not all Swedes are obsessed with safety and practicality. These particular Swedes are into racing 627-horsepower, all-wheel-drive Volkswagen Scirocco hatchbacks. On ice. I'll see your sleepy Volvo and raise you automotive ...

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    Video: VW's Fun Theory creates a speed camera lottery
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    Volkswagen's Fun Theory speed camera lottery – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Volkwagen's Fun Theory experiments have been all about proving that people will do the right thing if you make the right thing fun to do. For instance, people threw recyclables into a bin just to hear ...

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    Report: Saab to let buyers watch their cars get built online
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    Thinking of buying a 2011 Saab? If so, you'll soon have the ability to watch it come together before your eyes; Saab is installing cameras in its Trollhättan factory. Customers will receive text messages with photos of their cars as they reach certain points in the assembly line. Eventually, ...

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    Video: Jet-powered scooter vs. Lamborghini Gallardo
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    Jet-Powered Scooter vs. Lamborghini Gallardo – Click above to watch video after the jump
    We love ourselves a good drag race, but sometimes two-equally matched vehicles going head-to-head down a straight gets a bit boring. This is where ingenuity, bravery and a lack of self-preservation come ...

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    Volvo reportedly considering poaching Saab boss for CEO post
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    With Volvo forever separated from Ford, the Swedish automaker needs of a new leader, and a report from Automotive News shows that that search may start and end in the country's own back yard. Swedish Business daily Dagens Industri claims Jan Ake Jonsson, the current CEO of Saab, is on the short ...

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    Geneva 2010: Koenigsegg Agera is the Swedish supercar evolved
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    2010 Koenigsegg Agera – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Talk about a super way to kick off the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. And yes, we intend the pun. We all know and love the Koenigsegg CCX, but it's getting a bit long in the tooth, at least as far as supercars go. Introduced to the ...

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    Video: Sweden's Acme Advertising creates arresting green motorcoach marketing
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    50 Cars or 1 Coach ad campaign in Sweden – Click above to watch video
    Sweden's Flygbussarna Airport Coaches asked Acne Advertising to make the case for travelers to take a coach to the airport instead of a car. Instead of leading with price, comfort, or ease, Acne went for hot air and green ...

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    Report: Swedish govt to meet with GM, Ford to discuss Saab and Volvo next week
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    Sell Saab Rally in Detroit – Click above for high-res gallery
    Since the day talks between General Motors and Koenigsegg broke down in late November, Saab has walked the Green Mile about a half-dozen times. Spyker stepped in, Spyker stepped aside, GM "officially" announced Saab was winding ...

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