Global recession brings more bad news. Today GM confirmed that Saab has filed paperwork with local courts for reorganization that would eventually make Saab a fully independent business. For the reorganization to happen GM needs around $1 billion for the new company. This is more than problematic as GM does not have that money and so far Swedish government has said NO. Saab won’t be closing doors,
If you know the automotive history, then you should know that Saab was an airplane manufacturer until late 1940s when it also began manufacturing automobiles. Looks like some Saab owners in Greece wish their cars could fly. Crazy and quite dangerous for the ones who are by the road. In addition this is extremely bad for the steering, suspension and the body stiffness. Anyway this reminds me of Saab’s
The first ever Saab Convertible made its world debut at the Frankfurt auto show in the fall of 1983. Now, 25 years later, a Special Edition makes its American debut at the Los Angeles International auto show which opens to the public on November 22. This new version of the Saab 9-3 Convertible will be showcased in a unique bright champagne metallic color. “Saab has sold more than a quarter of a million
In addition to yesterdays photos we have more official photos and details on the new Saab 9-X Air Convertible Concept. Featuring a unique Canopy Top and a wraparound glasshouse that includes the rear screen, the 9-X Air breaks the mould of conventional convertible design by offering four-seat accommodation within the close-coupled proportions of a sports car. Its distinctive silhouette is defined by
At next month’s Paris Motor Show Saab will unveil the 9-X Air Convertible Concept. What we have here are the first official photos that some how leaked to the net. Saab 9-X Air Convertible Concept is based on the 9-X BioHybird that was revealed at Geneva Motor Show in March. Even though it looks to be with a 2+2 seating we doubt that any adult can ever be fitted there. Most likely it will share the
Celebrating Saab’s unique aircraft heritage, its Aero performance range is expanded for Model Year 2009 to include BioPower, as well as a turbo diesel and gasoline engine options. Saab leads the automotive sector in exploiting the environmental benefits of bioethanol as a renewable fuel for its BioPower flex-fuel engines, which also deliver more power when running on E85 (85% bioethanol,15% gasoline).
Nürburgring always has something. This time we have got the pictures of the upcoming Saab 9-4X crossover. Saab 9-4X was first revealed as 9-4X BioPower concept at the Detroit Auto Show. Car is most likely based on the GM’s Epsilon platform. It will be offered with Saab’s new XWD(all wheel drive) system. Engine choises should include turbocharged four-and six cylinder engines. Diesel engine is
The market for E85 flex-fuelled cars is booming. Saab, the largest seller of flex-fuel cars in Europe, recently delivered the 100,000th flex-fuel car in the Swedish market – a Saab 9-3 BioPower. In fact, Saab BioPower models have been the main contributor to Sweden’s leading position in the switch to renewable fuels within Europe. It took seven years to sell the first 300 flex-fuel cars in Sweden.
Saab has announced that the new, distinctively styled Turbo X model will go on sale in the Middle East this June. Interested buyers will have to move quickly as the Turbo X, which is the first vehicle to offer the state –of-the-art XWD all-wheel-drive system, will only be available in very limited numbers in the region. Giving the driver optimum handling, stability and grip in all driving conditions,
Swedish car manufacturer Saab has announced the launch of a new Special Edition of its 9-5 model, set to be the best value premium car on the market. The new model, called the 9-5 Turbo Edition, features a number of added extras as standard combined with an even more attractive list price, making it an outstanding proposition to prospective customers. It makes use of Saab’s fuel efficient turbocharged