I’m not trying to stir up trouble here, and I’m quite confident that GM do have a plan for Saab that stretches into the future. I’m even fairly confident that they plan on implementing it!!
But this otherwise rather silly story does contain one quote that’s worth noting, both for it’s content and for who’s saying it.
The who is Carlos Ghosn, head of Renault/Nissan.
The context: a response to a shareholder’s question at the company AGM recently. The shareholder asked, quite directly it seems, about Renault’s interest in buying Saab.
The industry is not doing well and when that is the case, development, partnerships and purchases can be had more cheaply and we will be watching very closely.
Just because they’re interested doesn’t mean there’s something on the table. There’s nothing going on that I know about, but Ghosn’s take on it is interesting to say the least.