“Find your own road” was the US motto for SAAB Automobile from 1995 through 1997. It was often an unofficial battle cry by SAAB fans during these turmoils times in the last
A forward path for SAAB is still unknown, over a year after the official bankruptcy.
The equipment used to produce has been sold, but not the name. This, to me, echos the sentiment that Mahindra and Mahindra stated of their interest – that it was for the technology, rather than for any bit of an actual “SAAB”. There has been yet more speculation as to the new owner of the plant, NEVS, and even statements that they intend to build electric machines based upon the aging 9-3 platform.
Much as it has always been, this is still complete speculation, and there is little beyond. Even if NEVS does this, it is my feeling that what made SAAB – SAAB is all but completely gone. This proposal is not dissimilar in my mind to the BAIC releases
based upon last-generation cars, IF it happens. There are hints at what was there, but that sparkle, that drive, that true SAAB factor is no more.
This, in my mind, is what has caused this stagnation over the last few months, and to no
longer be relevant – SAAB is our passion. SAAB, however, in my mind, is no more. SAAB has endured many hardships in the past, but at this dark time, I feel it’s best to find my own road rather than wait for something to happen. I hope to see you there!
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