Anders has given me a quick heads-up to an article appearing in Automobilewoche today, which suggests that GM are looking to move production of the Saab 9-3 Convertible back to Scandinavia around 2010.
Automobilewoche say that Magna Styr, the company that GM contract to build the irresistivertible in Graz, Austria, are looking to replace the Saab with the Peugeot 308cc
The report, in Deutche, is here.
This makes for some very, very interesting reading.
Production of the Saab 9-3 is scheduled to move to Russelsheim in Germany around this time, so one would assume that the convertible would move there as well.
Whilst I was in Sweden last June, I had a conversation with a Djup Strupe there who clued me in on the fact that Saab were working on a new convertible design, something that was totally groundbreaking and very, very innovative. I’ve reported this on site earlier, but there hasn’t been much more to say about it because it seemed a long, long time away.
Could it be that this move from Austria will tie-in with that new convertible from Saab?
Time will tell.