GM says they don’t miss SAAB?!

General Motors CEO Mary Barra says the company doesn’t miss any of the SAAB, and other brands.

Speaking at a recent Automotive News World Congress, GM’s CEO Mary Barra said the firm does not miss the brands which were discontinued during the 2008-2009 bankruptcy & restructuring period. This can only mean that Saturn, Hummer and Pontiac will not be revived in the near future, at least not while Barra is at the helm of General Motors.


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Company spokeswoman Ryndee Carney says they are communicating with previous Pontiac clients and are informing them about the latest GM products. Moreover, these customers are also receiving loyalty incentives to keep buying GM products, but Carney didn’t say whether this method is successful or not.


As for SAAB, they aren’t dead (yet) as the Swedish marque is owned now by National Electric Vehicle Sweden but NEVS is having some major financial problems and are looking to find a new home for SAAB. According to the latest reports, the company might end up in the hands of India-based Mahindra & Mahindra.

GM might not miss ’em but some customers do!

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Goran Aničić
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For over 10 years, Goran Aničić has been passionately focused on Saab automobiles and everything related to them. His initial encounter with Saab cars took place back in 2003 when the first Saab 9-3 and sedan version were introduced. At that moment, he was captivated by the car's Scandinavian design logic and top-notch engineering, and everything that followed stemmed from that first encounter. Later on, through his work at the editorial team of the Serbian automotive magazines "Autostart" and later "AutoBild," he had the opportunity to engage more closely with Saab vehicles. In 2008, he tested the latest Saab cars of that time, such as the Saab 9-3 TTiD Aero and Saab 9-3 Turbo X. In 2010, as the sole blogger from the region, he participated in the Saab 9-5ng presentation in Trollhättan, Sweden. Alongside journalists from around the world, he got a firsthand experience of the pinnacle of technological offerings from Saab at that time. Currently, Goran owns two Saabs: a 2008 Saab 9-3 Vector Sportcombi with a manual transmission, and a Saab 9-3 Aero Griffin Sport Sedan from the last generation, which rolled off the production line in Trollhättan in December 2011.


  • She may not miss those brands but the general public sure does. Saab’s are incredible, safe luxury European autos, Hummer was just about to release the phenomenal HX & Pontiac had some great stuff as well, like the G8 GT…

  • I don’t miss GM either.
    Being af “life time Saab driver”, I have experience with both “true Saabs” and GM Saabs. Both ranges of cars were good cars, but no car or no brand what so ever is truely competitive to the Classic 900. Not even today.
    When my two current Saabs (9-3 2.0 MY2000 and 9-3 1.8T MY2009) eventually will have to be replaced, I will have to look into another brands. Those will for sure not be out of the GM Family.

  • GM might not miss SAAB, but if they don’t START PRODUCING what people WANT, SAAB won’t be the only thing GM will be missing.

    • How right you are as of 29-11-2018 the Chevrolet Cruze is not selling well. Personally I’ve given up on GM-Holden and will not buy any future GM vehicles since the manufacturing arm of GM in Australia has closed its doors back in 2017. I’ll just keep my 9-5 as long as I can.

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