Saab

Jason Castriota, Saab designer, at the 2011 Geneva auto show on Driving the Nation

Geneva, Switzerland - Two world premieres were unveiled at the 2011 Geneva motor show.  the launch of the new Saab 9-3 Griffin range, and the unveiling of a limited edition Convertible celebrating Saabs first year of independence. Also on stage was a concept entitled, Concept for Future Saab Design, conceived by a team under new [...]

Victor Muller, Jan Ake Jonsson, Saab, at the 2011 Geneva auto show on Driving the Nation

" As Churchill said, If you're going through Hell, keep going." Victor Muller Victor Muller, Chairman of Saab, and CEO, Jan Ake Jonsson, sat down at the 2011 Geneva auto show with a group of journalists and stopped to talk to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com. Saab has nothing to lose and everything to gain. [...]

Victor Muller, The NEW Mr. Saab

It was a long day at the Los Angeles auto show. I had been interviewing executives and designers from 8 am. It is now 4 pm. I ran from the Mercedes stand to the Saab stand, late again. I had never met the new CEO of Saab, Victor Muller and was told he was running [...]

GM IPO, 2010 LA auto show on the John Batchelor radio show

What a difference a year makes. Last year Fritz Henderson was supposed to be the keynote speaker for the Los Angeles Auto show. He didn't make it. Instead, General Motors fired him, sent Bob Lutz in his place and then, unexpectedly, told Bob Lutz to get home. Ed Whitacre took over as CEO, Chairman of [...]

Don’t Saab for me Detroit

Saab and Spyker Saab must feel like the bridesmaid, never the bride by now. Failed negotiations to sell the franchise are making the turkey vultures swirl. But in the 11th hour, in the eve of the orderly wind-down, little Dutch sports car company from the Netherlands has stepped back in to give Saab a chance [...]

Rejected car dealers will affect you and your city!

I was watching CNBC today and they gave some interesting figures for the nation concerning automobiles: The average sales per dealer are $334 million Total sales for new cars is $693.3 billion The auto sales percentage of total retail sales is 18 percent. There are 20,770 new car dealers in the nation According to the [...]

Saab – will they fly, or auger in

The perils of Saab I interviewed the chief designer, Ed Welburn, of General Motors at the Chicago auto show. I asked him what was the one car that stretched his creativity the most. He answered Oldsmobile. It seemed like an unlikely answer, after all, Oldsmobile had become defunct. But his answer was enlightening, and it [...]

Nick Reilly, GM Asia Pacific

Beijing, China - In the middle of the Beijing auto show Nick Reilly, head of GM Asia Pacific, set down for a roundtable talk with some journalists. Here are some highlights from his talk, plus a video of highlights: Over the next decade, General Motors anticipates that vehicles sales in Asia Pacific will grow at [...]

2008 Saab 9-4X BioPower CUV concept

Saab 94x BioPower concept at the 2008 Detroit auto show. [Source: GM] Innovative 9-4X Biopower Crossover Concept Signals Saab Product Expansion DETROIT “ The Saab 9-4X BioPower Concept, revealed today at the North American International Auto Show, confirms Saabs plans to enter the growing crossover segment with a dynamic, driver-focused vehicle inspired by Scandinavian design [...]