The Saab 9-5 was discontinued at the Swedish brand's bankruptcy.
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NEWS INDEX: Saab
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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
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 .....
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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 .....
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” .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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
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 .....
Spyker purchase Saab
27th January, 2010
Saab's immediate future is secure .....
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 .....
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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 .....
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 .....
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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’ .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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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 .....
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 .....
Saab 9-X BioHybrid Boosting Efficiency in Compact Design
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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) .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
Saab Record Sales Result - Locally and Globally
10th July, 2006
Saab has become the fastest growing premium car brand
in Australia this year .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
Saab Extends Midsommar Campaign
14th July, 2005
Saab has extended its Midsommar Festival drive away retail campaign .....
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 .....
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 .....
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! .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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