Over the last few months, Saab’s future has been more uncertain than Britney’s mental status. But, like Britney, Saab appears to be on the upswing. A potential sale seems to be mere days away and production of two new models supports this hopeful and likely assumption. Media sources are reporting that production of the new 9-5 continues alongside 49 units of the new 9-4X crossovers. Wait, what’s that? More new models for a brand that is supposedly being shuttered seems a little unlikely.
Although the addition of any new models to the Saab lineup is shocking (the only truly new model for the brand since GM took over is the 9-3), the fact that production is continuing and growing point to a successful sale in the near future.
It was slightly surprising that CEO Whitacre did not announce a sale last morning at his press conference, maintaining the ambiguity surrounding the Saab sales saga. Barring another 11th hour pull-out, Saab will most likely go to Spyker, and will hopefully close in the next week.