Beijing Automotive Makes Deal To Build Saab 9-3, 9-5 In China

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We write about a great Saab achievement, and what happens? Minutes later, The General makes a tentative deal with a Chinese car manufacturer to build two Saab models in the Middle Kingdom!

The deal isn't a complete buyout of Saab from General Motors, but 3,500 Saab workers in Trollhattan are probably pouring themselves fortifying shots of akvavit right about now. Possible silver lining: Beijing Automotive Industry Holding brings back the Saab 95.

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[New York Times]

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Uncle Trash

I've been following the Saab saga for a while, and I must say, I don't think this is the "end of Saab" news that you think it is. I think BAIC is simply just producing older Saabs for the Chinese market in the same way that they make old Peugeots for Africa, or Beetles for Mexico.

You can read more about it here: www.saabsunited.com