According to Spyker Cars CEO Victor Muller, Saab is in talks with possible partners about exchanging technologies as it tries to cut cost and hit profit by 2012. Muller said that Saab is talking to a large number of serious players. He said that he wanted to make sure that Saab had the technologies it needed to be profitable and self-supporting.
“Nobody sees us as a threat so everybody wants to talk with us,” Muller said. “And there are good chances that we will be supplying our technology to third parties, we’re not going to be just on the demand side of things.”
Money-losing Saab was acquired by Spyker from General Motors for $400 million last month. Saab said earlier this month that it has plans to sell more than 100,000 cars annually to break even. Sales in 2009 plunged below 40,000.
Saab will keep its focus on three to four models, including the 9-3 and the new 9-5.
– By: Kap Shah