GM is considering selling the latest Saab 9-5 as a Buick in America, according to reports in Sweden.
The Saab 9-5 is ready for launch, but it faces an uncertain future as GM will decide if it will either sell Saab or close it down within the next few days.
Any buyer of the company is likely to keep the 9-5 within its portfolio, but, according to Swedish newspaper Dagens Industri, if GM closes Saab it will rebadge the 9-5 as a Buick model.
The latter option would give it an opportunity to recoup some of its development costs for the car.
Dagens Industri is also reporting that GM has told Saab's suppliers that it expects it to take five years for the company to be fully wound down, if that is the course of action it takes.
However, GM's talks with prospective buyers - including Spyker - are said to be ongoing.