Geely Keen On Saab & Volvo, Pagani Zonda Crashes In Hong Kong: Today’s Car News

December 7, 2009
Grille - 2005 Saab 9-5 4-door Wagon Linear

Grille - 2005 Saab 9-5 4-door Wagon Linear

Geely is already Ford’s preferred bidder for Volvo but the Chinese automaker is also keen on acquiring the Saab business from General Motors now that the deal with Swedish consortium Koenigsegg AB is over. [Autocar]

Another day another supercar bites the dust. This time a Pagani Zonda F, which met its demise on the streets of Hong Kong. Only 25 examples of the carbon fiber beauty have ever been built and to make matters worse, this isn’t the first Zonda supercar to crash in the Asian city. [Motor Authority]

General Motors has announced that it will invest a further $336 million its Detroit-based Hamtramck assembly plant in preparation for the upcoming 2011 Chevrolet Volt, which starts production next spring. [CNNMoney]

Opel is desperate for a new minicar model in order to compete with new models sold in Europe like the Ford Ka and Peugeot 107. Furthermore, with Opel’s parent General Motors working on pint-sized vehicles like the 2011 Chevrolet Spark there’s a strong chance that Opel’s wish may come true. [Automotive News, sub req’d]

Hyundai has built one million vehicles at its plant in Alabama, a feat that took the automaker four and a half years. The one millionth vehicle just happened to be a 2010 Sonata if you just had to know. [Autoblog]

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