2011 Model Year Vehicles to Be Sold in Canada
- International Fleet Sales to provide distribution services
- Potential of 20 dealers to support network
- All-new 2011 model year vehicles to land in dealership showrooms in the fall
- On-going discussions with GMAC to offer lease option
- All warranty work transfers to Saab Cars North America
TORONTO – Saab Cars North America (SCNA) announced today the company’s intent to re-establish distribution of Saab vehicles into the Canadian marketplace beginning with 2011 model year vehicles. In conjunction with International Fleet Sales, SCNA will manage importation and sales distribution of the premium vehicles throughout Canada. Approximately 20 dealers are interested in the opportunity to continuing selling the luxury brand.
“Saab Cars North America is proud to have successfully reached a memorandum of understanding/tentative agreement with International Fleet Sales and the creation of a dealer infrastructure to begin providing high-quality, stylish and trendy Saab vehicles into the Canadian marketplace.” said Mike Colleran, President and COO, Saab Cars North America. “This action will secure the value of current Saab vehicles and offers previously terminated dealer’s employment opportunities within their respective territory.”
An exciting line-up of Saab vehicles will arrive later this fall to dealer showrooms in Canada. The vehicles maintain their rich Swedish heritage and premium engineering, styling and performance capabilities. An all-new Saab 9-3X premium cross-over has been added to the Saab line-up – the 9-3 sport sedan, 9-3 sportCombi and the 9-3 convertible as well as the all-new 9-5 sedan. Vehicle pricing will be released in the near term.
SCNA is working with General Motors Acceptance Corporation (GMAC) to have a leasing option in-place for start of 2011 model year sales.
Saab entered the auto business in 1949 with the first model 92. Its aerodynamic shape and advanced technology drew from the company’s roots as an aircraft maker, and helped create what was to become a loyal and passionate customer base. Spyker Cars NV purchased Saab Automobile AB from General Motors on February 23, 2010.