News came through a few days ago that Scania would be taking over Saab’s Sodertajle engine plant, with Saab ceasing engine production there in 2009.
Saab builds its 2.3 engine for the Saab 9-5 at Sodertajle so it was taken as further confirmation that the next new 9-5 would be sighted in 2009 as a 2010 model.
I’ve just received some news based from a reliable source stating that Scania are already establishing their presence in Sodertajle and that Saab may be out of there sooner than expected. The source mentions that the next 9-5 will be ready in late 2008 as a MY09 vehicle – a year earlier than expected.
This is incredibly fresh news and I’m attempting to find out more about it, so watch this space.