GM: Koenigsegg will close 81 Saab dealerships in the U.S.

When Saab is sold to Koenigsegg later this month, the new owner will reject 81 of the brand’s U.S. dealerships, General Motors Company said today. GM sent out a letter to dealers today that said Koenigsegg selected the surviving stores and that the Saab brand will become a new entity, Saab Cars North America Inc.

COO of Saab Cars North America in Detroit, Mike Colleran, said that the target close date for the sale of Saab is November 30, reports Automotive News.

“SCNA did make its selection of (go-forward) dealers based on our business plan and the needs of that plan,” Colleran said. “Essentially, we’re looking for strong dealers who have good profitability and good throughput.”

GM spokeswoman Ryndee Carney said that Saab will have 137 U.S. dealers after the sale.

– By: Omar Rana