Follow Radio Sweden’s coverage of the problems facing the Swedish-based Saab motor company, as it struggled to survive, from GM's bankruptcy to the troubled stewardship under Victor Muller and Spyker, and now its rebirth as part of New Electric Vehicles Sweden.
After being delayed three times, the first deliberation in the case where the Dutch car brand Spyker is suing the American General Motors for SEK 20 billion is taking place in a court in the U.S. state of Michigan Monday.
Read more Spyker and GM face off in court over Saab
The former chairman of Saab, Victor Muller, will appear in front of a Swedish inquiry into alleged tax offences at the bankrupt car company, reports news agency Reuters.
Muller, chief executive of the Spyker sports-car group that bought Saab from General Motors in 2010, is not suspected of wrongdoing, according to Sweden’s Economic Crime Authority which announced plans to question him.
Read more Former Saab chairman to be questioned at Swedish tax fraud inquiry
Swedish business daily Dagens Industri writes that Victor Muller, the former CEO of carmaker Saab, could be called in for questioning by the prosecutor investigating serious economic crimes at Saab in 2010-11.
Read more More people to be questioned on Saab next week
Police suspect three former Saab Automobile executives of tax evasion, reports Swedish Radio Väst. Vänersborg district court has confirmed that one of them is former CEO Jan-Åke Jonsson, reports news agency TT. All three were arrested after they were taken in for questioning, two in Gothenburg in western Sweden and one in Lund in the south.
Read more Former CEO among Saab execs suspected of tax evasion
Swedish defense and security company Saab has signed a deal to sell new Gripen E fighter jets for SEK 2.5 billion to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, FMV.
Read more Saab signs Gripen fighter jet deal
Documents analysed by Swedish Radio West show that the Chinese company Nevs paid over a billion and a half SEK for the bankrupt carmaker Saab.
Read more Revealed: the price tag for Saab
Electric car company Nevs, the buyer of the bankrupt Swedish automaker Saab, has signed a cooperation agreement to build cars in Qingdao in the Shandong province of China.
"Qingdao is a long-term strategic partner in China, which also means a major customer," says Kai Johan Jiang, Nevs CEO and principal owner, in a press release.
Read more Nevs to build Saab cars in China
The bankruptcy administrators for the former Swedish carbrand SAAB want nearly 130 million SEK in fees for work they have done through the end of October, this year.
Read more Fees in the aftermath of Saab bankruptcy
The buyer of the bankrupt Swedish automaker Saab is considering a relaunch of a popular conventional engine model ahead of the launch of its planned electric car.
National Electric Vehicle Sweden, which bought the Saab assets earlier this year, plans to launch its first electric car in 2014. But on Tuesday NEVS spokesperson Mikael Östlund said they were evaluating the possibility of relaunching the Saab 9-3 gas-powered model.
Read more Saab 9-3 may return next summer
The administrator handling automaker Saab's bankruptcy sought a deal with Chinese manufacturer Geely behind the back of Saab's then-CEO, Victor Muller. Swedish Television (SVT) reports that the deal was worth 7 million SEK, a fraction of the nearly 300 million SEK eventually paid for Saab.
Read more Cheap Saab deal offered behind CEO's back?
The Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf visited the western city of Trollhättan Wednesday to pay a visit to the Saab museum, which had earlier been in danger of shutting down as the iconic Swedish carbrand Saab went bankrupt earlier this year. The King was given a gift of a baby Saab for his granddaughter Princess Estelle.
Read more Royal baby Estelle gets her own Saab
The Dutch former head of bankrupt carmaker Saab is facing a major tax bill from Sweden. Victor Muller is accused of having his wages from Saab paid into the Dutch Antilles islands, which is a tax haven.
The Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket) now wants Muller to pay them over two million kronor. Victor Muller says to Swedish Radio that he cannot comment on the tax bill as he has not been contacted by the tax agency.
The vehicle manufacturing company National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB (Nevs) announced today that an agreement has been reached with the defense consortium Saab and the truck manufacturers Scania about the Saab brand, and keys to the Trollhättan factory were handed over Monday evening.
Read more Saab purchase finalized
The electric car consortium Nevs has moved to deny reports that it has financial problems and cannot complete the purchase of what is left of Saab Autos.
Mattias Bergman, spokesman for Nevs, says to Swedish Radio's P4 West that the company has the money needed.
"We have the financing needed to implement the business plan."
Read more Nevs:"We have money to buy Saab"
Swedish Radio News reports that the planned purchase of what is left of the Saab automobile company is in danger.
The electric car makers Nevs was in the process of buying the remaining assets of Saab for a reported US$ 270 million. But according to reports, so far it has paid less than one-tenth of that amount.
Read more Nevs deal to buy Saab in danger