It all started with a press release. A fancy one, with an image of Stonehenge and some claims that were at the upper limit of boldness. Something that was very not Lotus. Eyebrow after eyebrow, the entire autoevolution office was shaken. We've always had some kind of soft spot for the British carmaker's creations and at the same time, we were feeling bad to see its financial figures staying out of the sun's reach.
Trollhättan, Sweden: Management of Swedish Automobile N.V. (Swan) and Saab Automobile AB (Saab Automobile) confirm that the reorganization is progressing and that a first payment by Youngman under the bridge loan funding commitment as announced on September 12 was received by Saab Automobile. Further payments under the amended and final bridge loan agreements signed between Youngman and Saab Automobile are expected to be made during this week and by October 22 of this year. It is the intention to repay the bridge loan with the proceeds of the EUR 245 million equity investments by Youngman and Pang Da, which are still subject to approval by relevant authorities and parties which Swan expects to receive during the next weeks.