Hägglund says that GM and the Swedish government are talking with other possible buyers. Speaking to Swedish Radio News, he says he still has hope for Saab:
SR: So there are still some interested parties following Koenigsegg's rejection?
- There are, that's right.
SR: So there is still hope?
- I've said that the whole time. Because GM themselves have said that they aren't giving up hope, I think that still applies.
Saab was sold to General Motors about two decades ago and hasn't made a profit since then, GM decided to sell the company earlier this year. The Swedish Government is refusing to consider nationalising the company, saying they aren't in the car-making industry. Tiny Swedish car manufacturer Koeniggsegg pulled out of takeover negotiations last week, blaming delays in financing negotiations.