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In March 2005, it was announced that GM would move the production of the next-generation Saab 9-5 from Trollhättan to the Opel plant in Rüsselsheim, Germany in 2009.
The Trollhättan factory now produces European Cadillacs.
These losses led GM's most vocal investor, Kirk Kerkorian's Tracinda Corporation, to renew its call for GM to cut its losses and dump the Swedish brand.
However, there did not seem to be any parties interested in acquiring the brand. Kerkorian reversed his position and now is a supporter of the Saab brand (he had also voiced criticism of GM's Hummer brand).
In 2000, GM purchased the remaining shares of Saab, making the company a wholly-owned subsidiary.A wagon variant, the 95, was added in 1959 and would remain in production for the next twenty years.The decade also saw Saab's first foray into true performance cars with the Saab 94, the first of four Saab Sonetts.The 9-2X sold very poorly, with Saab barely managing to sell a few thousand of them.Likewise, the 9-7X SUV has garnered slow sales when compared to competing brands.
The next-generation Saab 9-3 is scheduled to be produced at Trollhättan.