Saab Phoenix Platform Sold to Youngman

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Probably the only valuable assets that Saab owns besides its name is the Phoenix architecture that they never got to fully make use of. Today, LeftLane News reports that Chinese automaker isn’t giving up on Saab-related assets, even if it can’t save the company, because they are buying the rights to the platform.
They also announced that they are going to set up a new company in Sweden to develop cars based on the platform. We expect this means that they will also buy the brand rights and make a “new Saab”.

Little is known about the Phoenix other than the fact that it would spawn the next generation 9-3. Unlike the 9-4X, this isn’t based on any other GM product. However, it will be quite some time before the liquidation process frees up the Saab name and badge.
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