Saab GB says it has between 400-500 new cars in stock as well as around 1,200 used models on its books and insists it is “business as normal” despite the crisis across the North Sea.
The UK arm of the Swedish manufacturer is an independent business and a separate legal entity to Saab Automobile. Owned by Swedish Automobile (SWAN), Saab GB is not part of the Trollhattan manufacturer’s voluntary reorganisation filing.
“We are really just waiting, how the appeal goes,” a Saab GB spokeswoman told just-auto. “We are continuing to sell cars as normal. We had built our stock levels as we had such a good sales success here in the UK – we are selling cars every day.
“We are not selling the amounts we would expect, but we are still selling cars. A couple of days ago there were about 400-500 new cars and around 1,200 used cars in stock – there is stock there.”
The spokeswoman added Saab GB managing director Charles Toosey was in “regular contact” with Sweden as the automaker faces an Appeal Court hearing in Gothenburg concerning the lower Court’s rejection of its bankruptcy protection application.
“It is trying to get that message across to everybody that it is business as normal,” added the Saab GB spokeswoman.
Saab GB added it had sufficient funding in place to meet all creditor obligations and would continue to pay all employees, dealers and suppliers as normal.
The company and its dealer network would also continue to provide servicing, replacement parts and vehicle warranty facilities for Saab customers.