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Saab free service offer is still valid

Saab Parts UK has confirmed to dealers that the free servicing offer that was sold by the network to customers from July until November 28, 2011 will be honoured.

The remaining network of 84 authorised Saab repairers can also offer “a fully supported dealer guarantee” that can be applied to the purchase all nearly new and the remaining 200 new cars left in stock in the UK.

The guarantee looks to replace up to 90% of what was the manufacturer warranty which is now “null and void” following the collapse of the Swedish manufacturer in November 2011.

UK Saab authorised repairers have also confirmed to customers that the Saab Assistance AA recovery remains in place with any Saab of less than three years of age, and registered up to November 28, 2011.

Bids are still expected to come in for Saab’s assets with Chinese company Youngman Automobile Group and Turkish private equity firm, Brightwell Holdings.

Youngman is looking to acquire Saab’s Phoenix architecture in order use it as a platform to build its own models. It has promised up to £473.3 million of future investment for new models.

A person close to Youngman said the deal did not hinge on the cooperation of former Saab parent company General Motors as new Saab models planned “can live without GM”.

The Turkish firm plans to keep production in Sweden but a formal offer is not expected until next month.

Indian manufacturer Mahindra and Mahindra are also understood to be interested in acquiring the Swedish brand.


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