Spyker Vs Saab, Victor Muller, Porsche-Porsche-Porsche and GM’s Recall

So the results from the Saab vs Spyker poll from last week – i.e…… Which car do you think we’ll see available for sale first? The Spyker B6 Venator, or An electric Saab? …. were almost split down the middle. Spyker held a handy lead right from the get-go but the Saab pollsters chimed in later and the result evened out by the end. Thanks for your participation. I’m very keen to see which one will actually be built first. Actually, I’m keen to see if either of them will be built at all. —— In related news, Autoweek has […]

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Victor Muller on Swedish TV – Skavlan

Friday’s episode of Skavlan is now available online at SVTPlay. Click here to watch the episode. The section of the show with Victor Muller starts at 38:40 and is in English. It’s a very candid interview and well worth watching. Victor is asked about the current situation, what the difficulties are with selling Saab and the possibility of salary payments for Christmas. He also covers some of his business background and his relationship with Russian banker, Vladimir Antonov. And if you enjoy excellent vocal performances, make sure you watch the last 4 minutes after the VM interview 🙂

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Victor Muller on Swedish television this evening

For those who aren’t aware yet…… Our Chairman and CEO, Victor Muller, will be appearing on Swedish television this evening, on an interview program called Skavlan. The program – recorded yesterday – will air on SVT1 at 9pm and it should be available online after the broadcast via SVT Play. I was able to access SVT Play from Australia today, so other countries should hopefully be able to access it, too. As Victor doesn’t speak Swedish, the interview will be in English. A few of the Swedish newspapers had people in the audience and they have prepared news stories based […]

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Thoughts on the sale of Saab Automobile

The deal to sell Saab came through in the late afternoon for me here in Australia. There were a couple of conference calls back to the office and a few emails here and there, just to try and share the moment with my colleagues back in Sweden. It’s hard being so far away, sometimes. I wanted to provide some personal thoughts in a more timely manner, but bottom line……. I had to sleep on this one. Right now, I have mixed feelings for a number of reasons. They’re much more positive than negative, but I can’t say it’s a case […]

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Victor Muller speaks about Saab sale

Saab’s Chairman and CEO, Victor Muller, spoke with Swedish Radio this morning about the deal just announced to sell Saab to Youngman and Pang Da. As you can tell, the whole thing’s been pretty tiring for him and the Saab executive team. Saab lives, as we all believed it should. Lyssna: Victor Muller om att Saab blir kinesiskt ——

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Coverage from the last 24 hours of Saab news

A few pieces from the web that I think people should check out as they try to digest the news from today…….. Firstly, there’s an interview with Saab CEO Victor Muller on Radio P4 West, from Sweden. It’s in English. Lyssna: Saabs vd, Victor Muller, om företagets situation —— From the observer/enthusiast point of view, Life with Saab has summarised the day’s events quite well. It’s a piece of reasoned and measured analysis that I personally think sums up the situation nicely. —— If I can provide a rather basic summary of what’s transpired: Saab had agreements in place with […]

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Statement: Further clarifications made by Victor Muller in respect of salary payments

In the past few days Saab Automobile AB’s CEO and Chairman Victor Muller has made statements that the company is in a position to make salary payments to its employees but would not be able to do so because of legal restrictions. These statements have unfortunately led to the interpretation that the funds would be available within Saab Automobile AB. However, Victor Muller reiterates that the funds to which he referred to are not and have never been within Saab Automobile. Victor Muller stresses the fact that Saab Automobile in every aspect is in full compliance with Swedish legislation as […]

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Saabosphere – things we liked this week

Greetings all. Sorry for the lack of posting in the last few days but I had one or two things outside of Inside Saab that needed finishing in quick time. Back on deck now. — The hardest working man I’ve ever seen in my 40 or so years on this earth. Unbelievable. …… from yesterday. —— Your must read for this week is an article that’s actually a few weeks old. John Simister is a writer with Octane, a classic and performance car magazine, and he owns a two-stroke Saab 96. He recently had the good fortune of visiting with […]

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Victor Muller addresses Saab workforce

Saab Chairman, Victor Muller, addressed the assembled Saab workforce at 12:30pm today. UPDATE: Notes from Victor Muller’s address are now posted below. — Notes from the address by Victor Muller to Saab employees – Tuesday 17 May – Victor began the address with a heartfelt apology to staff for having put them in this position. He mentioned a commitment made to Jan-Ake Jonsson when they made the Saab purchase that they would not let this company slide and he is very mindful of that commitment. Of course, this is a different situation to the purchase, however, because now Saab are […]

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