DETROIT (AP) -- A top General Motors Corp. executive says the automaker is looking to the Swedish government to provide some financial help for its beleaguered Saab brand.
GM's European division has about eight weeks to make strategic recommendations for the brand. That deadline coincides with GM's March 31 deadline for submitting its continued viability plan to the White House.
GM Europe president Carl Forster says at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit that the Sweden-based division is looking to its home government for aid that would be tied to a particular project.
Last month, Swedish lawmakers approved a $3.6 billion bailout for the country's auto industry, but it did not include options to buy troubled brands such as Saab or Ford Motor Co.'s Volvo.