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Soul Man
05-08-2005, 09:12 PM
This just occurred to me minutes ago while i was sitting on the spot where I happen to do my best thinking. Alrihgt so i just recently read that business week article on GM and one thing they said GM needs to do to stay afloat is dump Saab, and i thought, wow if GM does that I am not sure Saab at tis current stage could really keep itself afloat, then i thought even farther,<br>hyundai wants to start a luxury brand, but in all honesty to start a whole new luxury brand, and to create a name for itself would take so much time, money, and hope that the market will accept it. well, assuming GM dumps saab soon, why doesnt Hyundai just purchase them as their luxury brand, it already has a name for itself, hyundai has the money, and unlike GM i feel would take them time to make saab work,<br>all in all just a thought, a thought that occurs when your stuck on the thinking post a long time, because something you consumed needed to coem out, and it took a while, if you catch my drift, but anyone else see this as a complete win win win situation ( as in saab wins money, hyindai there luxury brand and GM taking one of its many companies off of its debtted back)

M0L0TOV
05-08-2005, 09:18 PM
For some reason, I don't see Hyundai picking up Saab. I wouldn't mind Hyundai picking up Rover though. I wouldn't mind Renault picking up Saab, I mean, look at the turnaround at Nissan. I think Renault might be able to bring back prestige to the Saab nameplate. I doubt that Saab is going anywhere soon though, GM is investing a lot in future projects with Saab.<p>M0L0TOV

CalinG7
05-10-2005, 02:27 PM
Rumors have Hyundai launching a luxury brand by 2007, meaning that they're well on their way with design and engineering for the models they plan on introducing. The investment has already been made, so I don't think they would throw that away, buy Saab, and start again. Besides, it also seems they want to go the RWD route, which also does not fit with Saab's image. Could happen, but not likely.

Excellerator
05-10-2005, 04:09 PM
Maybe I should start a thread on what people think Hyundai will call their luxury brand... but just a thought though <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

sc43018
05-10-2005, 05:19 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>M0L0TOV</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">For some reason, I don't see Hyundai picking up Saab. I wouldn't mind Hyundai picking up Rover though. I wouldn't mind Renault picking up Saab, I mean, look at the turnaround at Nissan. I think Renault might be able to bring back prestige to the Saab nameplate. I doubt that Saab is going anywhere soon though, GM is investing a lot in future projects with Saab.<br>M0L0TOV</TD></TR></TABLE><br>thats the problem.... GM is investing huge money into worthless, non-Saab cars. Although everyone has their own Saab story, a Saab should be a Saab and not a trailblazer or WRX with a swedish logo

Soul Man
05-10-2005, 05:27 PM
sort of on but off topic, but just as an observation as to part of what also got me to think of hyundai and saab, is that look at the new azera, and sonata, if you put that 3 port grille on those they could pass off as saabs, not meaning if theoretically hyundai picked up saab to badge engineer, just that look what gm has done to saab, with the exception of the 93, the 9-2x, 97x, and 95 have the same face plugged on to different cars, even hyudai whos purpose isnt to design saab looking cars, to me has shown that saab can be diversified, personally to me thats one of the things i feel is lagging with saab is styling, because there all so homogeneous.<p>in short hyundai has proven accidentally in my opinion that they can create diverse looking "saabs", while gm has added to saabs death by implanting the same face onto every saab.<p>i know you all must feel i am crazy with this hyundai saab styling observation.