Spyker to Fly Into Select Saab US Dealerships

Saved from being the fourth General Motors-related brand to fold in just under a year, many know that Saab Automobile’s survival has been secured by Spyker Cars this past February. The next chore for the Swedish car make is to attract new customers to a brand which has fallen short of dazzling. Granting the common sense design employed by Saab is accepted as safe, the daring styling exercises of Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Lexus have allowed these company’s to take credit in reshaping 21st century luxury. Relying on GM architecture and the one-time rebadge of a Subaru, Saab’s ability to invoke driving passion his been impaired by the lack of individualism in metal. With Spyker now a partner the United States Saab showrooms can prepare for some added eye-candy.

In a decision which is concern to provide a mutual benefit, Spyker cars will be added to selected US dealerships selling Saabs. Selling 36 cars of their $200,000 plus cars in 2009, Spyker’s CEO Victor Muller plans to add 25 dealerships in the United States and 30 more through 2011 for a grand total of 90 American retailers.

The first Spyker to benefit from the increased sales spectrum will be the $214,990 C8 Aileron. A charming two-seater capable of speeds of 187 miles per hour, the Spyker C8 Aileron is entering an American marketplace with no shortage of six-digit supercar options.

An upcoming vehicle to trek stateside will be a production variation on the Spyker’s D8 Peking-to-Paris crossover concept unveiled more than 4 years ago. A sharp crossover vehicle following the theme of a BMW X6 or an Acura ZDX, the long-awaited project has been brought back to life with Spyker’s new access to Saab’s expertise.

With the Spyker lineup promising to remain as high-end niche product, Saab cars will remain an important factor in taking this automotive corporate entity into profitability. With a new 9-3 and 9-5 for 2010, Saab’s continuing technical partnership with GM should see a 9-4x arriving by the end of 2010.

Information Source: Automotive New, Saab, Spyker Cars
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Admiring automobiles ever since childhood viewership of the TV show Knight Rider, Chris Nagy grew as an enthusiast enroute to become an automotive and motorsport writer. Drawn to the rich world of motoring, Chris discovers charm everywhere in the industry from supercars like the Bugatti Veyron to a Kia Soul. Car design, engineering, performance and the passion itself fuels his daily existence.

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