Saab Celebrates Independence Day
The reason of this very special moment: the revolution, the liberation, independence. Saab celebrated today one year since it got rid of GM as a majority owner, one year since it started operations as a standalone manufacturer, under the guidance of Spyker.
“We have come a long way in just 12 months and, with exciting new products on sale and in the pipeline, I believe we have all the ingredients in place for a successful future,” said Jan Ake Jonsson, Saab's CEO.
“Nobody thought we would survive, but they were wrong, very wrong,” added Victor Muller, Spyker's CEO and Saab's chairman. “Here we are today celebrating the first birthday of our new company and seeing you all makes me very proud. We have achieved great things together. We’re independent, we’re free to make our own decisions and we have a wonderful future to look forward to.”
The public will be let into the loop and allowed to celebrate together with the Swedish manufacturer at the Geneva Auto Show, where Saab will be bringing the 9-3 Independence Edition, a model specially created to celebrate the anniversary. After Geneva, the auto maker is expected to bring a flood of Saab models.