Official Saab Press Releases
Saab Press: Saab Automobile to Host Independence Day Celebration
Thursday, 17 February 2011 12:23

All 3,800 employees at Saab Automobile will down tools next Wednesday (23 February) to hold a huge birthday party – the first anniversary of Saab’s rebirth as an independent carmaker. They will be joined by dealers, suppliers, VIPs and media.

Part of Saab’s state-of-the-art factory in Trollhättan will be converted into an entertainment arena, it will be ‘open house’ at the Saab Car Museum, and many of the town’s bars and restaurants are expected to join in the festivities as Saab Automobile celebrates its first year as an independently-run business.

The celebration will be exactly one year to the day after General Motors sold Saab Automobile to Spyker Cars N.V. of the Netherlands. When the deal was signed, new Saab Automobile Chairman Victor Muller promised his jubilant workforce that this day would be commemorated and next week he and Saab President & CEO Jan Åke Jonsson will keep their word.

The factory entertainment program includes live music sessions, video shows, presentations, awards for top suppliers, a photo competition on the theme of ‘Independence’ and the announcement of Saab’s latest product news, including a unique special edition car. A celebratory birthday cake - of which more than 300 will be produced – will be shared among all those attending.

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Saab Press: Saab, BMW Enter Engine Agreement
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 23:08

Saab Automobile and BMW enter agreement for supply of gasoline engines

  • Engines with latest fuel savings innovations to be used in future generation Saabs
  • Major step towards successful future as independent company

Trollhättan, Sweden - Today, Saab Automobile and BMW announced an agreement for the supply of engines to be used in next-generation Saab vehicles. Under the purchase, supply and development agreement, BMW will supply Saab with 4-cylinder 1.6 liter turbocharged gasoline engines from 2012. The engines will be adapted to meet Saab’s specific requirements.

The contract was signed on Wednesday in Trollhättan, Sweden. Participating in the signing were Saab Automobile CEO Jan Åke Jonsson, Saab Automobile Chairman Victor Muller and Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for Sales and Marketing.

Announcing the deal, Saab Automobile CEO Jan Åke Jonsson said: “It gives me great pleasure to confirm this exciting new relationship. BMW’s engines and their fuel savings innovations are widely regarded as a benchmark in the premium segment. We look forward to integrating this technology into our next-generation vehicles in a true Saab way.”

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Saab Press: Saab and AAM Form e-AAM Driveline Systems
Friday, 24 September 2010 00:00

Saab Automobile and AAM form new technology company: e-AAM Driveline Systems

  • Saab and American Axle Manufacturing (AAM) in joint venture to develop electric and hybrid driveline systems
  • New company, e-AAM Driveline Systems, headquartered in Trollhättan, Sweden
  • Major step for Saab towards a successful future as an independent company

Trollhättan, Sweden - Saab Automobile and American Axle Manufacturing (AAM) today announced the formation of a jointly-owned company for the engineering, development and marketing of innovative electric all-wheel drive systems, as well as electric and hybrid driveline systems. The new company, called e-AAM Driveline Systems, will be based in Trollhättan. The joint venture will commence operations on October 1.

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Saab Press: Product Offensive Continues
Friday, 17 September 2010 00:00

Saab's Product Offensive Continues

  • Public debut: Saab 9-3 ePower, first EV from Saab
  • Class-leading 119 g/km CO2 emissions from latest Saab 9-3 diesels
  • New BioPower, diesel and gasoline engines expand Saab 9-5 line-up

DETROIT - Since the re-birth as an independent company just seven months ago, Saab has launched the all-new 9-5 sedan, concentrated all facilities in Sweden, ramped up production, rebuilt the global sales network, and formed new strategic business partnerships.

Looking ahead, there will be two more new products to launch in the next 12 months. Saab’s business plan is on track. In short, the future for Saab Automobile has never looked brighter.

On the stand at this year’s Paris Motor Show, zero-emissions driving and class-leading low CO2 levels are among the eco-benefits on offer from Saab.

Taking center stage and making its public debut, the unique Saab 9-3 ePower is an all-electric version of the 9-3 SportCombi. It is Saab’s first step towards developing an all-electric vehicle and a test fleet of 70 cars will begin user trials in Sweden early next year.

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Saab Press: 9-3 ePower
Friday, 17 September 2010 00:00

Saab 9-3 ePower - Saab’s First EV

  • Saab 9-3 SportCombi with all-electric propulsion
  • Projected driving range 200 km approx
  • Battery cells set benchmark for energy density
  • User trials with 70-strong test fleet starting next year

Saab 9-3 ePower DETROIT - Saab Automobile is taking its first step towards developing an all-electric vehicle with the Saab 9-3 ePower.

Making its public debut at the Paris Motor Show later this 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.

The performance of the cars will be evaluated under a variety of real world driving conditions as part of the development process for a purpose-built, electric Saab vehicle. Targets to be verified include a projected driving range of approximately 200 kilometers through the use of high density energy storage in lithium-ion battery cells.

The Saab ePower is the first electric vehicle from Saab and is a result of a co-operation between Saab Automobile, Boston Power (batteries), Electroengine in Sweden AB (electric power trains), Innovatum (project management) and Power Circle (Sweden’s electric power industry trade organization).

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Saab Press: Wider 9-5 Engine Choice
Friday, 17 September 2010 00:00

Wider Engine Choice for Saab's All-new Flagship

  • Three engines added to powertain line-up
  • Sporty,190 hp 2.0 TTiD – first Saab diesel to offer XWD
  • Efficient, 180 hp 1.6T develops class-leading 112 hp per liter
  • Saab BioPower flex-fuel option

DETROIT - Just three months after its launch, the appeal of the new Saab 9-5 sedan is significantly broadened by the introduction of three new engines, doubling the size of the powertrain menu.

For Model Year 2011, a 190 hp/140 kW, 2.0-liter turbo diesel makes Saab XWD, the widely-acclaimed all-wheel-drive system, available for the first time with compression ignition. Using two-stage turbocharging, this new engine combines strong performance with impressive frugality and joins the current 160 hp/118 kW, single turbo version.

The gasoline line-up is extended by the addition of a highly efficient, 180 hp/132 kW, 1.6-liter turbo, reinforcing Saab’s engine rightsizing strategy and establishing a lower price entry point for the range. A 220 hp/162 kW, 2.0-liter BioPower engine - able to run on gasoline and/or E85 fuel (85% bioethanol, 15% gasoline) in any blends - is also introduced.

The Saab 9-5’s high-tech options list is expanded by the addition of Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and, for the US market, the inclusion of a blind-spot indicator function and remote engine starting. The exterior color palette is also increased from seven to 11 colors.

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Saab Press: Hundreds of Saab Enthusiasts Celebrate

Hundreds of Saab Enthusiasts Celebrate the Company's Independence at the Saab Owners Convention

  • Keynote speakers include top corporate leaders - Victor Muller & Jan Ake Jonsson
  • Seminars, banquets, charity auction and vehicle competitions
  • All-new 9-5 Aero Sedan available for test drives
  • Saab heritage vehicles on display

Royal Oak, Mich. - The 2010 Saab Owners Convention will be a landmark event as it coincides with the 30th anniversary of Saab's victory at the legendary "Longest Day at Nelson Ledges" 24 hour race. The Saab Club of North America has organized a wide-range of activities during the July 22-25 event, to be held in Aurora, Ohio. Keynote speakers for the Saturday night banquet will be new owner Victor Muller, CEO of Spyker Cars NV and chairman of Saab Automobile AB, and Jan Ake Jonsson, CEO of Saab Automobile AB.

"We applaud the members of the Saab Club for their continued loyalty to the Saab brand throughout an extended sales process," said Mike Colleran, president and COO, Saab Cars North America. "Saab is back and back to stay - we thank the Saab Club for their efforts in helping to save Saab."

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