Report: Saab 9-2 to get BMW chassis, Saab 9-3 coupe on the drawing board
We’ve seen so much interest from new owner Spyker to build an Audi A1 fighting Saab 9-2 that it seems like the car is already rolling down the production line. There is even a huge interest from Saab fans who have already started a “Saab 91 Petition & Support Group” on Facebook.
The latest reports on the 9-2 (9-1) suggest that Spyker is still in close talks with BMW to help manufacture the car.
We could build the 9-2 on our own, but that wouldn”t make sense,” new boss Victor Muller said. “Thanks to the crisis in the industry, everyone is willing to share everything. So Spyker couldn”t have bought Saab at a better time.”
Saab is most likely to use BMW’s planned joint project with PSA Peugeot Citroen to produce a front-wheel-drive chassis – the chassis will be used on the next-generation Mini and 1-Series.
Muller also hinted that Spyker is planning a 9-3 coupe.
Saab 9-1 Concept by Fabio Ferrante:
– By: Omar Rana
Source: AutoExpress, CarScoop