The newswires were alive yesterday with a story that Autocar ran on 1 October.GM’s decision to sell the old 9-5 and 9-3 production equipment raised fears that Saab was being broken up by stealth, especially as the Swedish National Debt office has also demanded that the car maker is divided into five separate divisions.

Beijing Automotive (BAIC) has also just got the go ahead for a US $3 billion loan from the Bank of China.