IMPORTANT NEWS: National Electric Vehicle Sweden has agreed to buy the assets of Saab Automobile and the sale is expected to be finalized during the summer.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Edmonton Journal reports that first new Saabs in 16 months have arrived!

According to Edmonton Journal, the first new Saab cars in 16 months arrived in Edmonton 5 April. That's a long wait for faithful Saab enthusiasts and when the new cars arrived must have been a joyful day for both the dealer and the Saab fans!

Rejoice, Saab fans -they're back in Edmonton
Long drought ends with delivery of 2011 models to west-end dealership
After a new vehicle drought of more than 16 months, the first new Saabs arrived in Edmonton on April 5, when two tractortrailers unloaded 2011 Saab 9-3s and 9-5s at west-end dealer Saab of Edmonton.

Supplies of new Saabs are trickling back into dealerships after production of the vehicles was disrupted in late 2009 when General Motors was divesting itself of the Swedish brand. Saab of Edmonton spokesperson Amedeo Palazzo says his inventory of new stock continues to build, and new-vehicle sales are increasing as existing and former Saab owners now have a local dealer after the previous dealership closed more than one year ago.

When we visited Saab of Edmonton last week, a well-equipped, allnew-for-2011 9-5 (black with black leather interior) sedan was on the showroom floor. The new 9-5 looks to be a competitor car in the Euro sport sedan segment.