2012 Saab 9-3
Saab's new deal with a fledgling Chinese automaker doesn't just mean a lifeline for the struggling Swedish automaker; it could over the longer term become a much-needed powertrain supplier—especially in the area of clean diesels. Through the deal that's almost finalized, Hawtai Motor Group (which has been building vehicles, mostly off older Hyundai designs, for less than a decade) will purchase a nearly 30-percent share in Saab for about 150 million euros, or about $215 million. Victor Muller, CEO of Saab's owner, Spyker Cars, says that the two brands are quite close in size and can...
2010 Los Angeles Auto Show: Guide To Electric Vehicles
We took a look a few weeks ago at the five electric cars we reckoned you should do your best to see at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. Our list included the 2011 Nissan Leaf, 2011 Chevrolet Volt, 2011 Coda Sedan, the 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV and the 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV. Our opinion hasn't changed -...Antony Ingram
Saab To Start EV Trials Of Next-Gen 9-3 in 2011
A few years back Saab, together with fellow Swedish automaker Volvo, formed an alliance with a number of utility and technology companies to further the development of new hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles. However, since both automakers were subsequently put up for sale by their respective...Viknesh Vijayenthiran