Saab Automobile
Spyker N.V.
Automobile Craiova
General Motors

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wheeled motor vehicle used for transporting passengers add

Category: Civil society (14)

Launched in 2007.

Countries: China (19%), (15%), United States (12%)

Main connections: Saab Automobile, Spyker N.V., Youngman

Linked to: Oldsmobile, Cole Motor Car Company, Daimler Company, Dorris Motors Corporation




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Around the world, there were about 806 million cars and light trucks on the road in 2007; they burn over of gasoline and diesel fuel yearly add something


In 2007, a total of 71,9 million new automobiles were sold worldwide: 22,9 million in Europe, 21,4 million in the Asia-Pacific Region, 19,4 million in the USA and Canada, 4,4 million in Latin America, 2,4 million in the Middle East and 1,4 million in Africa add something


Light truck standards have changed more frequently, and were set at in 2007 add something


Automobile Craiova - A year later, in September 2007, Ford Motor Company was interested to acquire a 72,4 percent stake in the company for 57 million euro and on 21 March 2008 the acquisition contract was signed and Ford officially took over Automobile Craiova


In 2008, more than 70 million motor vehicles, including cars and commercial vehicles were produced worldwide add something


In 2008, with rapidly rising oil prices, industries such as the automotive industry, are experiencing a combination of pricing pressures from raw material costs and changes in consumer buying habits add something


China 2009 sales had increased to 13,6 million, a significant increase from one million of domestic car sales in 2000 add something


Combined with robust growth in China, in 2009, this resulted in China becoming the largest automobile producer and market in the world add something


None of the projects have reached significant success in terms of developing a car as a whole both from hardware and software perspective and no mass production ready open-source based design have been introduced as of late 2009 add something


Qoros - In June 2009 the shareholding proportion between Chery Automobile and Israel Corporation was changed from 55/45 to 50/50, with Chery losing majority control


Spyker N.V. - Upon the failure of an expected deal by Koenigsegg Group AB to purchase Saab Automobile from General Motors late in November 2009, Spyker Cars began talks with GM to take over Saab


The BRIC countries might kick in, as China briefly was the first automobile market in December 2009 add something


It was estimated in 2010 that the number of automobiles had risen to over 1 billion vehicles, up from the 500 million of 1986 add something


FAW Group - A planned production base at the Aviation & Automobile Development Zone in the city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province, will see completion in December, 2010, and produce light trucks


Spyker N.V. - In 2010, the company acquired Swedish car manufacturer Saab Automobile from General Motors


Changfeng Motor - In late 2010, Mitsubishi and Guangzhou Automobile Group signed a memorandum of understanding to set up a new equally owned joint venture by restructuring Changfeng


Guangzhou Automobile Industry Group - It may have a joint venture with Johnson Controls, which should have started production in 2010 although the latter company's Chinese partner may be Guangzhou Automobile Group instead


Spyker N.V. - On February 23, 2010, Spyker Cars closed the deal to buy Saab Automobile from General Motors, since when Spyker and Saab operate under the parent company Swedish Automobile, named Spyker Cars N.V. until June 2011


Denway Motors - Denway Motors was delisted on 25 August 2010, replaced by the listing of Guangzhou Automobile Group on 30 August 2010 via stock swap


Brussels was considered Europe's most congested city in 2011 according to TomTom add something


Ferdinand Piech - Due to his continued influence in the auto industry, Automobile Magazine announced that Piëch has won their Man of the Year award for 2011


Beijing Benz - Production of newer Jeep models in China is planned to resume in 2011 with a joint venture between Guangzhou Automobile Group and Fiat


Saab Automobile - The receivers have found that the sale of the Saab Automobile property in summer of 2011 may not have been legitimate and the property may have to be returned to Saab


Spyker N.V. - In February 2011, it was announced that Swedish Automobile, the Dutch owner of Saab Automobile, agreed to sell its sports-car unit to Vladimir Antonov


Spyker N.V. - The company changed its name to Swedish Automobile N.V. on June 15, 2011 after receiving approval at its annual shareholder meeting


Spyker N.V. - In September 2011, Spyker announced the impending sale of its supercar division to Greenwich, Connecticut based North Street Capital, and subsequently changed its name to Swedish Automobile


Youngman - On 28 October 2011 it was reported that Youngman and the Chinese automotive retailer Pang Da Automobile Trade Co had agreed a joint 100-million Euro takeover of the Swedish carmaker Saab Automobile and its United Kingdom dealer network unit from Swedish Automobile, with Youngman and Pang Da taking 60 and 40 percent stakes respectively


Youngman - On 19 December 2011, chairman Victor Muller was forced to file Saab Automobile for bankruptcy following the failed buyout by a Chinese consortium, which was blocked by former parent GM to prevent technology transfer


Spyker N.V. - On December 19, 2011, chairman Victor Muller was forced to file Saab Automobile for bankruptcy following the failed buyout by a Chinese consortium, which was blocked by former parent GM to prevent technology transfer


Youngman - On March 6, 2012 an Indian news paper reported that at least two companies have placed bids for complete SAAB Automobile buy out


Saab Automobile - On April 10, 2012, many documents regarding the bankruptcy became official and the deadline for final bids of Saab Automobile was reached


National Electric Vehicle Sweden - In May 2012, NEVS announced that it had submitted a bid for Saab Automobile's bankruptcy estate and planned to run an electric vehicle business at the Saab factory in Trollhättan


Saab Automobile - On 29 May 2012, Saab AB CEO Håkan Buskhe spoke to the media for the first time in an interview regarding the bankruptcy of Saab Automobile


Saab Automobile - On 13 June 2012, a press conference was held announcing that Saab Automobile AB and its subsidiaries Saab Automobile Powertrain AB and Saab Automobile Tools AB as well as the Saab factory had been acquired by the Chinese-Japanese consortium National Electric Vehicle Sweden


Youngman - On June 13, 2012 it was announced that the National Electric Vehicle Sweden had bought Saab Automobile's bankruptcy estate


Spyker N.V. - On June 13, 2012, Saab was sold to National Electric Vehicle Sweden, which led Swedish Automobile, according to & Spyker's website's copyright to change its name to Spyker N.V. Currently the SWAN website is inaccessible


Saab Automobile - On 16 August 2012, Scania AB let the Swedish press know that the Griffin logo used in both Scanias and Saab Automobiles trademark will not be allowed for use on future Saab cars with NEVS as the owner of Saab Automobile


National Electric Vehicle Sweden - On September 3, 2012, it was announced that the National Electric Vehicle Sweden had finalized its purchase of Saab Automobile's bankruptcy estate


It was estimated in 2014 that the number of cars had risen to over 1,25 billion vehicles, up from the 500 million of 1986 add something


Daimler-Benz - As of 2014, Daimler owned or had shares in a number of car, bus, truck and motorcycle brands including Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-AMG, Smart Automobile, Detroit Diesel, Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Buses, Setra, BharatBenz, Mitsubishi Fuso, MV Agusta as well as shares in Denza, KAMAZ and Beijing Automotive Group


Saab Automobile - Automobile - On 27 May 2014, NEVS communication officer Mikael Östlund confirmed through a video interview that NEVS was in talks with two large automobile companies regarding funding of operations and co-development of the Phoenix platform


Spyker N.V. - The court said on Friday October 24, 2014 that GM did not intentionally interfered with the Dutch company's effort to sell Saab to Zhejiang Youngman Lotus Automobile Co, leading to Saab's bankruptcy


Moscow, Istanbul, Bogota, Mexico City and Sao Paulo were the world's most congested cities in 2018 according to INRIX, a data analytics company add something