The Pope is catholic.
Bears relieve themselves in the woods.
Jan-Ake Jonsson was recently in Australia (why didn’t he call?!) and had a few quick words with the Fairfax Press’ Drive section.
Jan-Ake Jonsson, managing director of Saab AB, said during a recent visit to Australia that the struggling GM-owned Swedish company made a mistake not embracing all-wheel-drive in addition to its front-wheel-drive design years ago.
“We were slow to accept all-wheel-drive capability and it is hurting us today,” Mr Jonsson told Drive.
“Thirty to 40 per cent of our US customers picked up on cross-overs and sports utilities and came to our showroom and found we didn’t have them.
“We missed a tremendous opportunity, but we are on the way back.”
Damn right it’s hurting us. And GM-folk in Detroit (as much as I love y’all) can take a good look at this and see what should have been.
Thanks to Paul for the heads-up.