Swedish icon restarts its production line following Spyker purchase
22 March 2010

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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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.

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.

23 March 2010

I beg to differ, there is virtually no stock of pre reg cars in the UK. The countries biggest buyers (Western Saab) have 2 pre reg cars left.

Not much stock at all to be fair.

23 March 2010

Production has been sporadic since about Jan 11th, 22nd March was significant in that Saab can actually build cars with a sufficient inventory of parts from suppliers....in the buy-out process Saab/GM had to deal with the 'bankruptcy' process which frequently interrupted manufacture...

Good luck Saab....once I get bored with my 2009 Aero I'll come to you for a 2012...

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