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Saab business drivers offered winter service deal

By |2017-11-20T12:20:45+00:00October 29th, 2012|Car news and reviews, News, Saab Reviews|

Saab company car drivers can get a comprehensive Winter Check for £19.99 Story: DAVID WILKINS SAAB company car drivers feeling abandoned after the closure of the Swedish outfit's factory last year will be pleased to hear that Saab Parts UK, the successor organisation to Saab UK, is offering a Winter Check and Top Up offer for a fixed [...]

Saab unveil their Chinese cracker

By |2017-11-20T12:20:05+00:00August 28th, 2012|Car news and reviews, News, Saab Reviews|

  Author: ROBIN ROBERTS A new generation of Saab-based models will be built in Europe and China in a joint venture. Dutch supercar maker Spyker, which acquired the rights to certain Saab technology and designs, will join forces with China's Zhejiang Youngman. Youngman was one of the Chinese companies Spyker turned to for investment when it was trying [...]

Last RHD Saab convertibles heading to UK

By |2017-11-20T12:18:38+00:00May 11th, 2012|Car news and reviews, News, Saab Reviews|

Author: ROBIN ROBERTS Saab Parts UK has secured the last 26 right-hand drive MY12 Saab 9-3 Convertibles for UK customers. The Convertibles have now arrived in the country and will be available to buy through Saab’s national network of 87 Authorised Repairers. Hand-finished by a dedicated and loyal workforce of Saab employees based at Saab dealership, ANA, in [...]

New Saabs are gone…but old Saabs pick up in demand

By |2017-11-20T12:12:43+00:00February 17th, 2011|Car news and reviews, News, Saab Reviews|

Failed Swedish carmaker still loved on the used car market SAAB. Alas, no longer with us, but always the car of choice by the individualist, the self-employed professional, small business owners and architects. And there's no holding the brand back. There may be no more new Saabs being built since the firm went into in administration, but demand [...]

228 – Saab goes back to Sweden

By |2017-11-20T12:13:32+00:00June 17th, 2009|Car news and reviews, Industry articles, News, Saab Reviews|

GM, owner of the Swedish Saab brand, has confirmed a memorandum of understanding for the purchase of Saab Automobile AB by Koenigsegg Group. This, hopefully, will secure Saab’s future. Now, there’s many a slip before it’s all signed and sealed, but really this can only be great news for Saab being sold to consortium headed by sports car maker Koenigsegg. [...]


By |2019-03-11T10:51:58+00:00February 15th, 2009|Car news and reviews, Industry articles, News, Saab Reviews|

Bryan Hatter, a former md of Saab (when the Swedes built proper Saabs), is becoming a regular Business Car Manager blogger. Here is his latest blog. I was interested to read Sam Hardy's report on the new Ford Fiesta – Ford Fiesta 1.25: What Car? Car of the Year tested. I drove one yesterday. I have passed over my Saab [...]

87 – Driving impressions of the Vauxhall Insignia

By |2017-11-20T12:13:05+00:00November 26th, 2008|Car news and reviews, Industry articles, News, Saab Reviews|

One former colleague I regularly stay in touch with is Bryan Hatter. Bryan is a former md of Saab (when the Swedes built Saab models as opposed to Vauxhall-derived cars). I always enjoyed Bryan’s banter and his insights into cars. Of course, Bryan always had the issue of reinventing for the UK market what were essentially the same cars slightly [...]

New Saab 9-5 wants A6 action

By |2017-11-20T12:10:47+00:00November 30th, 1999|Car news and reviews, News, Saab Reviews|

SAAB'S all-new executive 9-5 saloon is targeting the Audi A6 with prices starting at around L24,000.

Although prices have yet to be formalised for the 9-5, Saab believes the A6 is a legitimate target for its all-new executive car, which goes on sale next year. The Audi A6 2.0 2.0TDIe starts at L24,900.

The Swedish built saloon will be available in three levels of trim: Linear, Vector Sport and topline Aero. A sports chassis is also available, with suspension lowered by 10mm.

Among the high-tech features on offer on the Saab 9-5 are: aircraft-style head-up information display (HUD) which includes sat-nav route guidance; adaptive headlights (Bi-Xenon Smart Beam) that can also react to oncoming vehicles so as not to dazzle; adaptive cruise control; Saab DriveSense adaptive chassis with real-time damping control; dynamic parking assistance with front, rear and side sensors – it won't park the car for you but lets you know if the space is big enough – and Saab XWD all-wheel-drive system.

There will be three choices of petrol engine, all turbocharged:

  • 1.6T 180hp, 230Nm
  • 2.0T 220hp, 350Nm
  • 2.8T V6 300hp, 400Nm

And two choices of turbocharged diesels:

  • 2.0 TDi 160hp, 350Nm
  • 2.0 TDi twin-scroll turbo 190hp, 400Nm

CO2 emissions for the 160hp diesel are said to be 139g/km, placing the Saab in the 19% company car tax band for 2009/10.

Managing director Jonathan Nash reckons the new Saab will appeal to independent free thinkers. "All the demographics suggest the 9-5 will appeal to highly creative individuals, and Saab's traditional heartland of doctors, dentists and architects," said Nash.

Over the next couple of years, the new Saab 9-5 heralds the start of a stream of new Saab product:

  • Saab 9-3X (an allroad style estate)
  • Saab 9-4X (an SUV 4x4 model)
  • Saab 9-5 estate
  • New Saab 9-3

Further information

Read more about the Saab 9-5 in the Editor's Blog Saab regains its voice.

You can save Lthousands on an old-model Saab. See Used Business Car story Big savings on current Saab 9-5.

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Saabs go greener, go faster

By |2017-11-20T12:09:14+00:00November 30th, 1999|Car news and reviews, News, Saab Reviews|

Saab is offering a 1.8t BioPower engine on its 9-3 model line-up

The eco-friendly engine will be available on Sport Saloon, SportWagon, and Convertible 9-3 models.

The bigger 9-5 Saab range already has 2.0t and 2.3t BioPower options.

The BioPower cars are called flex-fuel. This is because they can run on either normal petrol or the more environmentally-friendly E85 bioethanol.

When running on E85 bioethanol the engine emits up to 70 per cent less carbon dioxide (CO2). Yet it produces more power: 175bhp compared to 150bhp for the normal car.

The cars are on sale now in both manual and automatic.

What are the benefits of bioethanol?

  • Bioethanol is produced from agricultural crops
  • Unlike petrol it does not raise atmospheric levels of CO2
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