Report: Spyker in talks with other manufacturers to build compact Saab

Saab 9-X BioHybrid Concept

In April, Spyker CEO Victor Muller told shareholders that there is a strong desire to develop a new compact model for Saab if it could find the right partner and proper financing to do so. Muller has now confirmed that his company is in talks with other automakers about sharing technology to build a new model that will fit under the 9-3 model.

Muller did not say which manufacturers Spyker and Saab are in discussions with, but did say that the new compact will have the tear drop shape of the original 92 model.

“Discussions are already ongoing,” said Muller. “That will be on my plate for the next 100 days.”

We’ve previously heard that Spyker has been talking to Opel to share technology to build a compact Saab. The model is unlikely to be seen on roads before 2013.

– By: Kap Shah

Source: AutoCar