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Saab may be back!
14th June, 2012
In parallel with EV conversion of the Saab 9-3, an all-new model will be developed, based on additional cutting-edge technology from Japan using the 'Phoenix' platform ..... more

Saab now bankrupt
26th December, 2011
The financially troubled Swedish car maker had been negotiating with two Chinese companies to take-over Saab Automobile. However, General Motors (the previous owner of Saab) continued to have a say on who, if anyone, could use GM technology in Saab products ..... more

Saab 9-5 released
15th April, 2011
Now available in Australia, the new Saab 9-5 signals the commencement of a new era for the Saab brand. Sleek, sophisticated and, dare we say it, unmistakably Saab. The new model combines stand-out looks with advanced technologies and brings a fresh alternative choice to the premium sedan segment ..... more

Saab 9-3 Convertible Independence Edition
1st March, 2011
Saab is celebrating the first anniversary of its independence away from GM by launching an exclusive Independence Edition of its 9-3 Convertible in Europe ..... more

Saab 9-4X production begins
20th February, 2011
Production of the Saab 9-4X cross-over begun at the Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico on 14th February, 2011. Saab Automobile President & CEO Jan Åke Jonsson was on hand to see production begin just three months after the 9-4X was unveiled at the 2010 Los Angeles Motor Show last November ..... more

New Saab 9-5 SportCombi
20th January, 2011
It shares the sedan’s bold, Aero X-inspired looks and features an extended, falling roof-line which culminates in a steeply raked rear screen flanked by signature Saab ‘wraparound’ window glazing ..... more

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Saab 9-4 for 2011
19th October, 2010
Sporty to drive, the Saab 9-4X is aligned in looks and size between the 9-3X and new 9-5 saloon. Outside and inside, it communicates its Saab identity with clean, uncluttered design and signature motifs, such as its wraparound-effect windshield, ice block lighting theme, driver-focused cockpit and flexible cargo handling ..... more

Saab prepares for post-GM success
7th October, 2010
“Australia and New Zealand are vital to Saab’s representation in the Asia-Pacific region. We look forward to relaunching the Saab brand in Australasia next year with exciting new products like the new 9-5 Sedan, 9-4X and 9-5 SportCombi” ..... more

Saab to take BMW engines
30th September, 2010
Overnight, Saab Automobile and BMW announced an agreement for the supply of engines to be used in the next-generation Saab vehicles. Under the purchase, supply and development agreement, BMW will supply Saab with 4-cylinder 1.6 litre turbocharged petrol engines from 2012 ..... more

Saab's Electric Vehicle
19th September, 2010
Making its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show next month, the Saab 9-3 ePower is the prototype for a test fleet of 70 vehicles which will participate in extensive field trials in Sweden early next year. This all-electric family estate represents an important step forward for Saab’s pursuit of delivering cleaner and sustainable mobility solutions ..... more

History repeated: Saab for Mille Miglia
30th April, 2010
Italian hillsides are about to reverberate again to the distinctive crackle of a Saab two-stroke engine ..... more

Saab production resumes
25th March, 2010
The production lines at Saab Automobile’s state-of-the-art Trollhättan plant began rolling again on Monday 22nd March 2010, heralding a new era for the Swedish premium car maker ..... more

Spyker acquire Saab
24th February, 2010
Spyker Cars N.V. and General Motors (GM) confirmed overnight that they have finalised the 'deal' for Spyker to purchase Saab Automobile AB from GM. The transfer of ownership took place at 16:30 on 23rd February, 2010 ..... more

Spyker purchase Saab
27th January, 2010
Saab's immediate future is secure ..... more

Saab future still in balance
10th January, 2010
GM continues to plan for the "orderly wind down" of Saab at the same time as claims to be evaluating several offers ..... more

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New Saab 9-5 Sedan
27th August, 2009
Sleek, sophisticated and unmistakably Saab, it combines stand-out looks with advanced technologies and will bring a fresh alternative choice to the premium sedan segment when sales start in 2010 ..... more

General Motors and Koenigsegg Reach Tentative Agreement on Saab
16th June, 2009
General Motors and Koenigsegg today confirmed the details of a memorandum of understanding for the purchase of Saab Automobile AB that secures Saab’s future ..... more


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Rally Legend Erik Carlsson Celebrates 80th Birthday
30th March, 2009
An ebullient character, full of stories and anecdotes laced with a Swedish charm for understatement, Erik continues to ‘live his dream’ ..... more

Saab Extends Flex-Fuel BioPower and Two-Stage Diesel Across the Range
26th February, 2009
Saab BioPower combines turbocharging with the use of E85 fuel to deliver increased engine power and improved performance, as well as reduced CO2 emissions ..... more

Saab Introduces Upgraded V6 Engines and New XWD Models
25th February, 2009
Saab’s widely acclaimed all-wheel-drive system – Saab XWD (cross wheel drive) – is given broader appeal and is now available in the latest 9-3 Aero Sport Sedan and SportCombi models ..... more

Saab 9-3X To Make Global Debut At Geneva Motor Show
12th February, 2009
With distinctive looks, a versatile SportCombi body, higher stance and advanced all-wheel drive technology, the 9-3X offers fuel efficiency and functional storage without limiting the kinds of roads that need to be driven. It is the ideal alternative to large and heavy crossovers or SUVs ..... more

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Saab 9-3 Keep IIHS Top Honours Secure
30th November, 2008
The entire 2009 Saab 9-3 line-up, including the 4-door Sport Sedan, 5-door SportCombi and 2-door Convertible has again earned the Top Safety Pick Award in the mid-size category from America's Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ..... more

Saab 9-3 Aero TTiD road test

Saab 9-3 Aero TTiD

17th November, 2008

New Saab 9-3 Aero Convertible Arrives
17th November, 2008
For the first time in Australia, the Aero convertible will feature the 1.9-litre, 132 kW TTiD diesel engine in addition to the 2.8-litre, 206 kW V6 Turbo and both engine variants can be matched to six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions ..... more

Saab 9-X Air Redefines Convertible Design
21st September, 2008
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 ..... more


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New Saab 9-3 Aero the Torque of the Town
21st May, 2008
Super efficient and powerful, the 9-3 Aero TTiD boasts a unique two-stage turbocharging system, which was a world ‘first’ in the premium car segment ..... more

Limited Edition Saab Turbo X Ready For Take Off
2nd May, 2008
Saab Australia has announced pricing for the eagerly awaited all-wheel-drive limited edition performance Saab Turbo X ..... more

Saab 9-X BioHybrid Boosting Efficiency in Compact Design and Performance
5th March, 2008
The Saab 9-X BioHybrid concept is a vivid vision of what a future compact car from Saab could look like. It is designed to reflect the priorities of youthful customers who seek progressive looks, responsible performance and high-tech communications, all in a sporty, fun-to-drive package ..... more

United Forces Deliver E85 Motoring First in Brisbane
1st February, 2008
Swedish car maker Saab has joined forces with United Petroleum to help switch on Australia’s first commercially available E85 fuel pumps ..... more

9-4X BioPower Crossover Concept Signals Saab Product Expansion
17th January, 2008
The Saab 9-4X BioPower Concept, displayed at the 2008 Detroit Motor Show, confirms Saab’s plans to enter the growing crossover segment with a dynamic, driver-focused vehicle inspired by Scandinavian design values and respect for our environment ..... more

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New Saab 9-3 Range Renewable, Economical, Responsible
5th November, 2007
Saab has launched the new 9-3, the first range of vehicles in Australia to give drivers a choice of either renewable bioethanol, economical diesel or petrol powered engines ..... more

Saab 9-5 Linear SportEstate road test (copyright image)

Saab 9-5 Linear SportEstate

31st October, 2007

Saab Launches Australia’s First Ethanol Car
19th October, 2007
Saab, a global leader in renewable fuels, has launched Australia’s first ethanol-fueled production car ..... more

Saab Turbo X Touches Down in Australia
14th October, 2007
Making its first appearance in Australia, Turbo X, Saab’s exciting new all-wheel drive performance car, made its local debut on Thursday at the Sydney Motor Show ..... more

Saab Turbo X - Saab unleashes 21st century Black Turbo
13th September, 2007
Saab celebrates three decades of leadership in turbocharging at this year’s Frankfurt International Motor Show by launching the Saab Turbo X, a driver-focused performance car that sets new standards for the brand ..... more

Saab Black Turbo Returns
20th August, 2007
Saab will go ‘back to the future’ at next month’s Frankfurt Motor Show by evoking the iconic appeal of its classic ‘Black Turbo’ models ..... more

New Saab 9-3 For 2008: Featuring Leading AWD Technology, Advanced Turbo Diesel
19th June, 2007
The new Saab 9-3 range features bold, more assertive looks, reflecting a series of powertrain improvements that include the introduction of all-wheel-drive and more powerful diesel, petrol and BioPower (E85) engines ..... more

Saab Celebrates 60 Years
8th June, 2007
Saab enthusiasts from all over the world are gathering in the Swedish town of Trollhättan this weekend, to celebrate Saab’s 60th anniversary as a car manufacturer ..... more

Saab 9-3 Convertible Receives Top Crash Test Honours from IIHS
5th June, 2007
The Saab 9-3 Convertible has earned the 2007 Top Safety Pick award for open-top models in crash tests conducted by the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The 9-3 Convertible joins the 9-3 Sport Sedan, which has received top honours three-years running, in receiving this top IIHS accolade ..... more

Saab 9-3 Range For 2008
18th May, 2007
The 2008 Saab 9-3 range will feature bold styling, inspired by the award-winning Aero X concept car and cutting edge technology for greater driving appeal ..... more

Saab at Adelaide Motor Show
26th March, 2007
Saab is making a return to the Adelaide Motor Show after an absence of almost a decade ..... more

Saab Adds BioPower to Entire 9-3 Range
12th March, 2007
Saab’s successful BioPower concept – combining increased performance and reduced fossil CO2 emissions – will be rolled out across the 9-3 range, including Sport Sedan, SportCombi and Convertible ..... more

Iced Saab
23rd February, 2007
Saab customers, VIP guests and dealers from all over the world are being greeted with ‘a cab on the rocks’ when they arrive for the Saab Ice Experience event at Sweden’s world famous ICE HOTEL ..... more

Saab 9-5 BioPower 100 Concept Premieres at Geneva
15th February, 2007
Saab will give sustainable motoring a performance boost at next month’s Geneva Motor Show when it unveils its latest BioPower technology – the first production-based engine to be optimised for pure bioethanol (E100) fuel ..... more

Hummer H3 Arrives In July!
14th February, 2007
The wait is over – Australian customers can now order the new Hummer H3 with the model line-up, pricing, retail network and management team confirmed ..... more

Strong Global Growth for Saab in 2006
24th January, 2007
Saab achieved its best-ever global and European sales results last year, with growth of 5.4 per cent compared to 2005 ..... more

Saab Lands First Ethanol Car in Australia
18th January, 2007
A real-world demonstration programme of the first ethanol production car in Australia, Saab BioPower, has began in Queensland ..... more

Saab Launches Australia’s First Diesel Convertible
17th January, 2007
Saab’s iconic soft-top can add the title of Australia’s first diesel convertible to its list of achievements with the 9-3 TiD Convertible now on sale ..... more

Saab Goes Carbon Neutral
14th January, 2007
Saab will become the first ‘carbon neutral’ car brand in Australia in 2007 with the carbon emissions of every new Saab vehicle sold to be offset by the planting of new trees ..... more

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One Million Miles in a Saab? Get a New One from Saab - For Free
20th December, 2006
Saab USA is announcing that it will offer a free new Saab to any U.S. customer who covers one million miles (or more) in a Saab that he or she originally purchased new ..... more

Queensland Premier Trials Australia’s First Ethanol Car
6th December, 2006
Saab Australia this week welcomed the Queensland Government’s commitment to trial Australia’s first ethanol production car, Saab BioPower, with the vehicle joining QFleet in January ..... more

Saab 9-3 Sedan Earns IIHS 2007 Top Honours
23rd November, 2006
In America, the Saab 9-3 Sedan has earned 2007 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick Award in the mid-size car category ..... more

Saab Collects Top Design Trophy
21st November, 2006
The stunning Saab Aero X Concept has been crowned 'Concept Car of the Year' by Autocar, Britain's longest-established car magazine ..... more

Saab 9-3 Linear SportCombi road test (copyright image)

Saab 9-3 Linear SportCombi

19th November, 2006

Saab 96 to Compete in 2006 La Carrera Panamericana
9th November, 2006
A classic 1960 Saab 96 rally car has left its homeland, Sweden, headed for Southern Mexico to compete in the grueling 19th La Carrera Panamericana (The Mexican Road Race) ..... more

Saab 9-3 Extends its Sporty Driver Focus
29h October, 2006
Saab’s trademark cockpit-inspired driving environment is enhanced in the new 2007 model year 9-3 range which also introduces a new ‘Linear Sport’ model ..... more

Europe's Saab 9-3 Range for 2007
4th October, 2006
The view from the driver's seat is the main focus of the 2007 model year enhancements to the Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan, SportCombi and Convertible ranges ..... more

Saab Sonett Celebrates 50 Years
3rd October, 2006
The Saab Sonett sports car was originally named after the Swedish expression “så nätt”, meaning “so neat”. Now, half a century after the launch of the first generation, the Sonett is known the world over as Saab’s quintessential two-seat sport car ..... more

Big plans for Saab BioPower in Australia
5th September, 2006
Saab BioPower, the best selling environmentally friendly vehicle in Sweden, is on its way to Australia to promote the benefits of ethanol, a renewable alternative fuel ..... more

Saab Diesel Confirmed for Australia
31st August, 2006
Saab is expanding its product offering in Australia with the addition of the diesel range of 9-3 TiD vehicles ..... more

Saab Icon celebrates 20 Years
24th August, 2006
The iconic Saab convertible turns 20 this year and to celebrate Saab is launching a limited edition 20th Anniversary Convertible ..... more

America's Saab Enthusiasts Head for the Adirondacks
18th August, 2006
Saab owners and enthusiasts will gather to celebrate their passion for their cars and the Saab brand at the 24th annual North American Saab Owners Convention ..... more

Saab Record Sales Result - Locally and Globally
10th July, 2006
Saab has become the fastest growing premium car brand in Australia this year ..... more

New Director For Saab Australia and New Zealand
24th May, 2006
Saab has announced the appointment of Parveen Batish to the role of Director – Saab Australia and New Zealand ..... more

GM Opens New European Design Centre
15th May, 2006
As part of General Motors’ continued focus on further strengthening product development, it, last week, opened a new European Design Centre in Rüsselsheim ..... more

New Saab 9-5
1st May, 2006
The new Saab 9-5 combines bold, contemporary styling and more dynamic ride and handling, beginning a new chapter for this well established model ..... more

Saab BioPower Hybrid Concept
3rd April, 2006
The innovative Saab BioPower Hybrid Concept, making its world premiere at the Stockholm Motor Show (30th March - 9th April, 2006), delivers zero fossil CO2 emissions ..... more

Saab Concept Named Geneva "Best of Show"
15th March, 2006
The Saab Aero X concept car, which made its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show, has been named “Best of Show” by the editors of AutoWeek Magazine ..... more

New Saab 9-5 Flagship
5th March, 2006
On show for the first time in Queensland, the new 9-5 Aero Sedan headlines Saab’s fresh model line-up at the Brisbane Motor Show ..... more

Saab Aero X Concept
28th February, 2006
The Saab Aero X concept harnesses the power of Saab's aviation and Scandinavian roots to make a unique statement in performance car design ..... more

New Saab 9-5 Fresh Face, Bold Styling
9th February, 2006
The new Saab 9-5 made its first appearance in Australia today at the Melbourne International Motor Show ..... more

Saab 9-3 SportCombi Arrives
1st February, 2006
Saab is hoping to attract new customers from the traditional SUV segment with the launch of its European sport wagon, the all new 9-3 SportCombi ..... more

20 Years Of Saab Convertibles
8th January, 2006
Saab is raising the roof, celebrating two decades of convertible sales success by introducing an eye-catching 20th anniversary model, the Saab 9-3 Convertible Cerulean edition ..... more

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Saab Announces New Pricing For 9-3
21st December, 2005
Saab Australia has realigned its 2006 pricing, reducing the recommended retail prices of its vehicles by up to $8,000 ..... more

GM Engines Named Among Industry’s Best
18th December, 2005
Two of GMs newest engines – the 2.0-litre Ecotec Supercharged and 2.8-litre V6 Turbo – have been named among the industry’s 10 best engines of 2006 by Ward’s Communications ..... more

Global V6 Turbo Power For Saab 9-3 Aero
12th December, 2005
Powered by Saab’s 2.8 litre V6 Turbo, the 9-3 Aero Sport Sedan is the fastest accelerating car to carry the Saab badge ..... more

Top Safety Rating For Saab Active Head Restraints
25th November, 2005
Saab vehicles have been awarded top marks for neck injury protection by the UK’s Thatcham insurance research centre ..... more

Saab 9-3 SportCombi Shows Its Face
14th October, 2005
Saab has launched into the premium, mid-size wagon market with the unveiling of the 9-3 SportCombi for the first time in Australia ..... more

Australian Debut for Saab SportCombi
4th October, 2005
The all new Saab 9-3 SportCombi will make its first appearance in Australia next week at the Australian International Motor Show ..... more

New Saab 9-5 Range
30th August, 2005
The new Saab 9-5 Sedan and SportEstate range will be revealed at next month's Frankfurt Motor Show ..... more

Saab Extends Midsommar Campaign
14th July, 2005
Saab has extended its Midsommar Festival drive away retail campaign ..... more

Saab Reaches Four Million Milestone
29th June, 2005
A Saab 9-3 Sport Combi sets a production milestone for Saab this month, becoming the four millionth Saab car to be built ..... more

Swedish Midsommar Festival
1st June, 2005
Saab Australia has launched a compelling drive-away campaign for customers as part of the Swedish Midsommar Festival in June ..... more

Saab To Be Built In Germany, Cadillac To Be Built In Sweden!
10th March, 2005
The 1st of April is still weeks away! But in support of the theory we should never be surprised at what happens next .... along comes the story that GM will build a new Cadillac model in Sweden and a new Saab model in Germany! ..... more

Saab 9-3 SportWagon Will Debut In Geneva
15th February, 2005
A 9-3 wagon will be available in Europe this year, following its debut at next month's Geneva Motor Show. No word, yet, on Australian availability ..... more

Saab 9-3 Convertible Range Expands
14th February, 2005
SAAB Australia has expanded its 9-3 Convertible range for the 2005 model year by introducing a Vector variant and repositioning the entry Linear model with revised specification and lower price ..... more

Saab Developing New Safety System
5th January, 2005
Saab is helping drivers stay focused on the road by developing a safety system that monitors eye and head movements ..... more

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