The drama surrounding Saab is not over.
Days after we learned that General Motors has decided to throw the Swedish brand into the guillotine, Spyker has made a last ditch effort to keep Saab from shutting down when it submitted a new 11-point proposal to GM.
Apparently, Spyker has tied together a lot of the loose ends that resulted in the collapse of the initial negotiations done by the niche supercar makers and General Motors.
The company’s new offer was revealed by Spkyer CEO Victor R. Muller, who seems to be optimistic that a deal could take place in the near future.
"We are very confident that our renewed offer will remove the impasse that was standing in the way of an agreement on Friday, and this would still allow us to conclude the deal prior to the expiry of the deadline originally set by GM of December 31st", he said.
At the same time, Spyker has issued a December 21, 5pm EST deadline for their new proposal, something that GM would have to take a serious look at if it still has any hopes in salvaging Saab.
We don’t know how this whole soap opera is going to play out, but we’re still hoping that something gets worked out before the end of the year.
Nobody wants to see an auto brand fade into obscurity, least of all a brand that has given us a lot of premium-quality cars like Saab.