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Four millionth Saab car with Saab 92
29th June, 2005
9-3 Sport Combi sets a production milestone for Saab this month, becoming the four millionth Saab car to be built.
The fusion blue 9-3 Sport Combi 2.0 turbo - one of the first examples of the newly-announced model - rolled off the production line at Saab's Trollhättan plant in Sweden on 21st June.
The Sport Combi was taken straight to the Saab Museum, where it will go on display among a host of historic Saab exhibits.
The four million milestone was reached 55 years and six months after Saab, then Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget – Swedish Aircraft Company Limited, produced its first car at the same Trollhättan plant.
Formerly used to build aircraft, the first car built at the plant was a small, teardrop-shaped 92 model and marked the beginning of the company's diversification into the automotive business.
The other million milestone achievers include:
The best selling model of all-time is still the classic, first generation Saab 900, of which 908,810 were produced between 1978 and 1993. The Saab 99 is the second, with 588,643 vehicles, Saab 96 is third with 547,221, Saab 9000 fourth with 503,087 and fifth is the current Saab 9-5 series currently at 392,048 vehicles.
Today, Saab is offering customers more product choice than ever before. The current Saab 9-3 range includes Sport Sedan, Sport Combi and Convertible variants; the 9-5 series offers Sedan and Estate models and in the United States, the Saab 9-2X and 9-7X add all-wheel-drive, sport compact and SUV versatility.