I guess where there’s smoke, there’s fire. I’d never seen a report about Renault being interested in Saab, though I’ve read people commenting about it and reproduced those comments here.
Now there’s this, from Auto Industry:
Renault is said to have approached Ford Motor Company with an offer to buy Volvo Cars out of Ford’s PAG brand group, in order to compete with German premium brands as it has been unable to do with its own large models. Ford is said to have declined the offer, but Renault, according to a Vehicle News report, has not abandoned the idea of acquiring a premium brand, such as Saab, since alliance partner Nissan’s premium Infiti brand has no profile in the European market.
One to watch, eh?