Saab has won its appeal to enter bankruptcy protection with a majority verdict from Gothenburg's Court of Appeal.

The verdict - a 3-1 majority a Gothenburg Court official told just-auto - noted grounds for a successful reorganisation were justified and that requirements to start restructuring of Saab Automobile, Saab Powertrain and Saab Tools had been met.

Saab was not immediately available for comment, but further details are expected shortly.