No matter how much GM declares their support for Saab, the future looks bleak for purists. We thought the announcement that the new Cadillac BLS was to be built at Saab's Trollhattan plant was a good thing. But the plant is underutilized by 120,000 units and the Caddy won't fill that gap. Most of the industry buzz says the next generation of midsize Epsilon2 cars will be built at the Russelsheim, Germany plant home of the Opel Vectra. If that happens, the next 9-3 and BLS will move away from Sweden and into Germany. Bob Lutz says the brand will survive even if it no longer has ties to Sweden with the use of a Saab design team to add the "Swedishness" to the platforms. Mind you these are the same guys responsible for the 9-2x and 9-7x. Keep your finger's crossed for the 9-6x next month.
Saab future gets bleaker
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