Spyker to soon appoint Saab’s local partners in China, Russia, Brazil

Article by Christian Andrei, on December 20, 2010

Spyker Cars will soon name local distribution partners for Saab cars in China, Russia and Brazil. According to Spyker CEO Victor Muller, it aims to drive up Saab sales in the fast-growing and heavily populated BRIC economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China, where incomes are rapidly rising along with the number of car owners.

Saab considers Audi, BMW and Mercedes Benz to be its main rivals in these markets.

He said that it’s likely that Spyker will announce the appointment of local partners to distribute Saab models in the Chinese and Russian markets in January, while a local distribution partner for Brazil will probably be named in the first quarter.

Muller said that in China, the company first wants to build a distribution network composed of a dealer that imports cars and then when it reaches 10,000 units, it can set up its own manufacturing.

Muller revealed that Spyker already has a local partner it is seriously considering for the Chinese market and will make the announcement this January.

However, he estimates that it will take three to four years more before it could reach enough sales to start local production. He added that since the car to sell in China is the 9-3, and will enter production in 2012, the earliest that it can be done is 2013.

Topics: saab, spyker, china, brazil, russia

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

After we caught a glimpse of the revamped Amarok, VW Australia once again wants to give its ute a sinister look inspired by the Mad Max movie franchise. The “Korama”...
by - December 7, 2016
Customers in the European market are known for leaning towards style and with this in mind, Nissan has revealed the special LEAF Black Edition. While the production run of this...
by - December 7, 2016
When Volkswagen unveiled the VW Atlas, it declared that this SUV is being developed for the United States and is set to arrive as a 2018 model. It also unveiled...
by - December 7, 2016
Did you miss the opportunity to get a brand new Dodge Viper? Well, here’s something you don’t want to miss. Dodge has announced a “final call” for orders for its...
by - December 6, 2016
Acura fans and customers rejoice! Sales have begun for the flagship model of Acura’s RLX top-of-the-range sedan – the 2017 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid. Described by Acura as its most...
by - December 6, 2016
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries