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Saab production hit

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saab-production-stoppedNEWS emerged on Wednesday that production of all Saab cars was halted at the company’s Swedish plant.

The report
, in the local English newspaper The Local, said it was due to the maker not paying customs duties.

This meant, said the paper, that Swedish Customs  blocked the transportation of parts to the plant until the bills were paid.

The paper said the plant’s production manager, Gunnar Brunius, confirmed production had stopped – but he expected the situation to be quickly resolved.


True to his word, production resumed today (Thursday), meaning Saabs 9-3 and 9-5 were once again rolling off the lines.

Earlier in the week, Saab applied for bankruptcy protection – a version of US ‘chapter 11’ protection – as GM seeks to dispose of the Swedish car making firm.

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James is the founder and editor-in-chief of Car Dealer Magazine, and CEO of parent company Baize Group. James has been a motoring journalist for more than 20 years writing about cars and the car industry.

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