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Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 18:17:36 GMT
From: Saab Guy <nothingnospamo.com>
Subject: Re: From Businessweek: "Pontiac, Buick, and Saab would follow Oldsmobile to the scrap heap."


More information on Saab-Scania: The use of the Saab-Scania symbol was modified twice - in 1990 and in 1992. Saab Automobile AB was established as an independent company on 1 January 1990 as a result of a cooperation agreement between Saab-Scania AB and General Motors (Europe) AG. Starting in 1995, when the Saab-Scania Group was disintegrated and a 50 percent holding in Saab Automobile was taken by Investor AB, Scania began using a new version of the earlier Group symbol. I just want more information as to WHY. I do recall Sweden entering the EU in 1994, so perhaps a year later that had something to do with it from what I barely recall. I do want those specifics. If that "why" for the split could be somehow "reversed", then Saab would have a good opportunity with SCANIA once again which would sit well on basically everyone period!! :) Saab Guy On Fri, 29 Apr 2005 18:08:43 GMT Saab Guy <nothingnospamo.com> wrote: > > I have also heard that SCANIA became an independant company in 1995. > > The history of SCANIA on scania.com doesn't indicate anything about Saab the automobile. I'll have to do more digging I guess. > > Saab Guy > > > On Fri, 29 Apr 2005 17:59:18 GMT > Saab Guy <nothingnospamo.com> wrote: > > > > > Did you see what could have possibly been Jan Willem-Vester replying to Saabnet? Did you see his post up a few lines that I pasted from saabnet to here for us? > > > > I too want to know more about the Saab Scania split. I would like to see SCANIA take Saab once again. > > > > What else do you know about the split? > > > > Saab Guy > > > > On 29 Apr 2005 10:53:26 -0700 > > "saabyurk" <tednospamrkon.com> wrote: > > > > > Saab Guy wrote: > > > > > > > Quote from end of document. Read last sentence here. Scary. I hope > > > that there is a good buyer of Saab. Maybe the EU could reverse their > > > decision back in the late 1980's to allow SCANIA to buy Saab? > > > > > > > I don't remember the EU being involved, or even that Scania wanted to > > > buy SAAB, only that SAAB-Scania split around 1990. I'm interested in > > > learning more though, if you could point me to some sources; I would > > > like that outcome because Scania knows engines and turbocharging very > > > well. > > > > > > Is it unrealistic to wish that someone like BMW would buy SAAB, and > > > then let SAAB be their FWD and turbo development division, with some > > > crossover in AWD vehicles? > > >

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