Saab CEO Victor Muller has confirmed his company is in talks with other manufacturers about sharing technology for a new small car platform.

The platform, Muller told the Bloomberg news agency, would be used to underpin a spiritual successor to the Saab 92 model that launched more than 60 years ago.

Muller declined to comment on which manufacturers he was in negotiations with, although he did say the new 92 would have the tear drop shape of the original.

“Discussions are already ongoing [with other manufacturers],” said Muller. “That will be on my plate for the next 100 days.”

Muller revealed to Autocar earlier this year that the new 92 would be a “super-cool” new supermini and had been inspired by the relationship between the latest Mini has and the Issigonis original.

He also said he “works with Saab designers every day” on the 92 project and carries the latest renderings when he travels on business.

The car is unlikely to be seen before 2013.

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