Swedish icon restarts its production line following Spyker purchase

Saab production at its base in Trollhattan restarted today.

Production was halted for seven weeks while Spyker's takeover of the company from GM was completed.

See pictures of the first new era Saab coming off the production line

“Today’s resumption of production is a milestone in the history of our company” said Saab boss Jan Ake Jonsson. “We are up and running as an independent manufacturer."

To mark the occasion Jonsson, Spyker Cars CEO Victor Muller and Trollhattan plant director Gunnar Brunius took up positions on the line alongside assembly workers as the first batch of cars was built.

The first car off the line was a Saab 9-5, which will be used as a test car prior to production ramping up later this year.

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22 March 2010

Great to see :o)

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4 January 2013

Is it generating the new models currently without tires, equipment and lighting or even bumpers : should they be permitting the customers free cv template obtain their own compnents after shipping , that may be the beginning of a brand new era !!

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21 February 2013

Awsome

 

22 March 2010

Are they producing the new models now without wheels, lights or bumpers - if they are letting the customers buy their own compnents after delivery , that is certainly the start of a new era !! Seriously though, this is good news, long may it continue. Cheers SAAB.


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22 March 2010

[quote fuzzybear]Great to see :o)
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+1 Excellent news! :)

22 March 2010

-2 buckle my shoe!

Makes you want to buy a 9-5, doesn't it. Doesn't it? You have to hope that all the gushing comments on this site and on countless others add up to some sales - though somehow I doubt it.

I liked my old 9000 CSE. It was a lurid green but very comfortable and the right kind of fast, though still not a patch on the 5-Series it had been pitched against.

22 March 2010

i actually thought production started after the buyout but yeah great news

22 March 2010

[quote Autocar]
“Today’s resumption of production is a milestone in the history of our company” said Saab boss[/quote] Good News, but there are shed loads of Pre-Reg 2009 cars in a Saab dealer near you. I wish Spyker all the best, but I can't see this little experiment working somehow.

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