Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 18:53:48 +0000 (UTC) From: Craig's C900 Site <c900nospam.apana.org.au> Subject: Re: the wraparound windshield to return!
Johannes H Andersen <johsnospamsssssssssssizefitter.com> writes: >Tex wrote: >> >> Article on Saab product focus for the future: >> >> http://www.autoweek.com/news.cms?newsId=102024 >> >> "We will see and feel the aero heritage in next-generation Saabs," Forster >> said. He promised a return to the wraparound windshield: "It is like the >> canopy of an aircraft. How can you possibly give that up?" >> >> - tex >Maybe for a coupe model. The rest sound like the end of Saab: > "In a sense, building the next 9-3 in Germany is just a continuation > of GM's policy of globally interchangeable plants" >and > "Saab CEO Peter Augustsson was a staunch defender of the "Swedish-ness" > of Saab, so it was hardly surprising when GM announced he would leave > the company" And it not surprising that as soon as he leaves, GM announces formerly that they want to make Saab's in Bavaria and other places where the cars will end up looking like US-ified BMW's or Opel's if nothing else. >and > "Front-drive is no longer a core value for Saab" That's because it has never been a core value for GM, which follows on from GM's tech people not having any idea how to design FWD vehicles. But it's one of the things which has made Saab's (especially the C900's) stand out as a marque. Regards, Craig. -- Craig's Saab C900 Page --> http://nospam/~c900 Sydney, NSW Australia Craig's Saab C900 Workshop -- For all Saab C900 Enthusiasts world-wide! http://www.nospam.net http://www.nospam c900nospam.apana.org.au Come and explore our site, and check out our web-forums, mailing list, etc.