The information was revealed by Saab spokesman Eric Geers, who told Reuters that Fiat is yet to approach Saab but his company remains open for discussions. “If Fiat comes into the picture, we would welcome a dialogue," he said.
Sweden's government, however, confirmed it has been in contact with Fiat regarding Saab but would not disclose any details.
Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne, meanwhile, has also confirmed an interest in GM’s European operations and previously expressed his desire to form a new company integrating Fiat’s auto divisions with a restructured Chrysler plus Opel and Saab.
As previously mentioned, Saab has up to 20 potential suitors interested in it, and these are rumored to include a Chinese carmaker, several private equity firms and representatives of retired Swedish workers.