Date: Mon, 07 Dec 1998 18:04:36 GMT
Subject: Re: GM motors in SAABs"?

Johan, I agree. However, the combination of GM's money and Saab's innovation could provide an unbeatable combination. Saab Active Head restraint was developed in conjunction with GM. And a Saab turbocharged version of GM's acclaimed Northstar V8 would certainly be interesting... In regard to sales volumes, Saab needs to sell 150k units to be profitable; this is far lower than any manufacturer other than Porsche, Ferrari, etc... But like it or not, to reach 150k units, Saab must sell well in the U.S. and that means catering (somewhat) to U.S. customer needs. In article <74dv8c$45r$>, "Johan LAUWERS" <> wrote: > Well Justin, > > I think that is one the main points of this discussion. Should Saab give in > to the modern society demands that a brand can only be successfull if it > sells a lot. In Belgium as well the new 9-3 and 9-5 are a hugh success. > But is a better sale more important than the originality and innovation of > the brand ? > > I know that GM takes care in a financial way of Saab but that doesn't mean > that we have to agree with their decisions do we ? > > Having 50.1 % of the stock means, at least that's my opinion, that you have > control and that you make the decisions. > > A 900 driver. > > Johan. > > -----------== Posted via Deja News, The Discussion Network ==---------- Search, Read, Discuss, or Start Your Own

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