According to Automotive News, Saab would keep the same headquarter, engineering and production facilities in case it steps under Spyker ownership, with the Trollhattan to manufacture all models except the 9-4X. This particular model will be manufactured in Mexico in the plant owned by General Motors.
The 9-4X crossover will be rolled out in 2011 while the new 9-3 is projected to go on sale in 2012.
On a separate note, Spyker yesterday revealed that it will submit its final Saab offer on January 7, the deadline set by General Motors for all those interested in the Swedish manufacturer. Still, nobody knows for sure which are the aspects to be revised, as Saab is currently projected to be discontinued and, as far as GM is concerned, these plans will go on.
"We have gotten time for a final offer. Nothing has been rejected," Mullen told Reuters. He was backed by Paul Akerlund, Saab union representative, who said that GM had given those interested time until Thursday to make their final offers. "GM hasn't closed any doors," Akerlund said.