A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

SAAB

Sun, 16 Jan '22
___ story (tale of a car company's bankruptcy?)
Wed, 8 Dec '21
Automaker that went bankrupt in 2011
Thu, 7 Oct '21
Onetime Scandinavian export
Sun, 16 May '21
Longtime Swedish automaker
Mon, 22 Mar '21
Bygone Swedish auto