Much like how Fiat revived the lovable 500, Saab under new owner Spyker will be making a new small car based on a famous 1950s model. The classic in question is the teardrop shaped Saab 92 model that was in production between 1949 and 1956.
Saab is currently in discussions with a variety of automakers about technology and platform sharing on the new model, which will be a spiritual successor to the 92. “That will be on my plate for the next 100 days,” Saab CEO Victor Muller told Bloomberg.
Currently, Saab’s range consists of the 9-3 and the new 9-5, which goes on sale now in Europe. The ex-GM owned brand plans to sell 50,000 to 55,000 cars this year, with the new 9-5 contributing 17,000 units to the total. Next year, they have an optimistic target of 100,000 vehicles which will be based on 40,000 9-5s and 10,000 units of the new 9-4X crossover.
Muller, who is also boss of Spyker, revealed that the exclusive supercar maker will be moving the listing of the company from Amsterdam to Stockholm. The reason is that 99.% of their business is Swedish (meaning Saab), thus it would be impractical to list the company in the Netherlands any longer.
Read more on the revived Saab in our previous post here.