Koenigsegg may have dropped the ball with purchasing Saab but at least somebody has stepped up to take the beleaguered car brand out of GM’s hands – at least some of it. Beijing Automotive Industry Holdings Co. Ltd has bought the intellectual rights for Saab’s 9-3 and 9-5 sedans, in addition to a number of powertrain technologies.

As part of the new deal, BAIC will be manufacturing the 9-3 and 9-5 sedans in China with Saab supplying invaluable knowledge and resource to BAIC as the company begins to improve its future line-up of cars. According to Jan Åke Jonsson, the managing director of Saab Automobile, the sale of the 9-3 and 9-5 sedans to BAIC is a step in the right direction for both companies. "We have developed a good relationship with BAIC and look forward to working with them to integrate this Saab technology into their future vehicles," he said.

Despite the sale of the 9-3 and 9-5 sedans to BAIC, General Motors is still pushing through with selling the entire brand to a number of potential suitors, the most notable of which has become Spyker.


Source: Telegraph

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  (815) posted on 03.7.2010

Looks like a Toyota or a Nissan model but the performance is cooler than you’d ever imagine. Hope they’d be more specific about the design next time.

  (571) posted on 12.16.2009

As of the moment, Saab takes place on the quality and congrats to BAIC that they consider buying the rights to handle this wonderful car. Expect a lot of car enhancements and new body modification designs. Also the tweaking of the engine is much of my concern.

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