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.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Some weekend reading

Weekend is here once again. Two days with more or less a time out for us Saab enthusiasts. So what's better than sinking our teeth into a Saab 9-5 review and an article that gives a good summary of the past 20 years.

First we have a nice review of the new 9-5:
The 2011 9-5 could be Saab's saving grace; it's a classy, comfortable, and well-designed flagship, with a lot more character than most luxury sport sedans 
Check it out over at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette /  The Car Connection.

And secondly, the summary of the past 20 years of Saab: 
...the company wowed auto-show audiences with a succession of intriguing concept cars, a couple of which might have helped turned things around had GM had the nerve to produce them. First was the 2001 9-X, a Kamm-tailed hatchback that appeared sexy, unusual and very Saab, followed by the 9-3X crossover coupe a year later that was even more desirable.

That is so true! Just imagine if Saab would be allowed to produce the Saab 9-3X crossover concept!

This car would have been a great success back in the early 2000. BMW and Audi had nothing like this. Saab would have gotten a great head start. The only down side is that Saab would probably be still owned by GM...

Check out the 20 year summary at edmunds AutoObserver.

Thanks to Curt for both the links!