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.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

New York International Auto Show Edition - take 1

The New York International Auto Show starts tomorrow and already now the media is going crazy with Saab new articles.

Autoevolution stopped by the Saab 9-5 SportCombi to take some pictures and jott down some notes:
Built on the platform of its sedan sibling and featuring Aero X-inspired looks here and there, the SportCombi comes with the promise of a very sporty wagon.

The main design elements that make up the new 9-5 SportCombi are the raked forward tailgate (a novelty for a wagon model) and full-width “ice-block” rear light bar.
Inside of the car, the future drivers will be treated with all the goodies that make up modern day cars.

They have a heap load of high resolution pictures in their photo gallery.

Victor Muller tells Automotive news that Saab didn't do a good enough job introducing and promoting the new Saab 9-5 Sedan in the US:
"We could have done a better job" of marketing and introducing the car, Muller said during an interview at the New York auto show.
The car is completely different than the 9-5 that was replaced, he said.
But "we acted like nothing happened."
If so, then let's hope they do a better jobb with the Saab 9-4X and the Saab 9-5 SportCombi. 

Victor Muller talks about Spyker's long-term plans and production strategy for Saab, and the outlook for sales to Bloomberg on video:

Finally, ConsumerReports seems to like the Saab PhoeniX's tail :
I stopped dead in my tracks when I passed through Saab’s display at the New York auto show. It wasn’t the enormous ice sculpture or the new 9-5 wagon. What caught my eye was the tail lights of the Phoenix show car.