Saab Automobile & Gary Fisher

Posted on 18. Feb, 2007 by in 2000-2009, 9-3, 9-5

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Photo Credits: Saab Automobile

On the topic of bicycling, Saab Automobile has previously partnered with Gary Fisher bicycles between 1999 and 2000.

Here is a press release introducing that partnership below.

For Immediate Release

February 9, 2000

SAAB INTRODUCES 9-5 WAGON GARY FISHER EDITION

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In 1999, Saab Cars USA, Inc. and Gary Fisher – two brands with a passion for breaking the rules – teamed up to form the Gary Fisher Saab Mountain Bike Race Team. The partnership immediately proved its merits as the team garnered the world championship title and a world cup victory. This year, the partnership’s success will be expressed even further as Saab introduces the Saab 9-5 Wagon Gary Fisher Edition.

CHICAGO – The new Saab 9-5 Wagon Gary Fisher Edition is a true sport wagon that combines the performance, safety and cargo-hauling abilities of the Saab 9-5 Wagon with enhanced versatility features that suit one of the world’s top mountain bike teams. The vehicle begins with Saab’s entry-level 9-5 Wagon, adds the Premium Package which includes leather seats, dual power seats with memory and a premium Harman/Kardon audio system, and offers a number of unique versatility and design features that complement an active lifestyle.

The Saab 9-5 Wagon, with its standard 73 cubic feet of cargo capacity (with rear seats folded) and aircraft-inspired CargoTracks load securing System, is designed to accommodate nearly all needs. However, for those who require even more flexibility, the 9-5 Wagon Gary Fisher Edition adds:

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A roof rack system with bike carrier and ski holder .
A body-leveling system designed to maintain excellent driving characteristics and ride comfit, even when towing or heavily loaded
A sliding load floor that allows easy loading of up to 440 pounds of cargo
A strong cargo load net that separates the passenger complement and cargo area .
A side cargo net A lz-volt power outlet in the cargo area
A cooling box for refreshments that can chill contents to 410 F.

Saab has also altered the exterior design of the 9-5 Wagon Gary Fisher Edition. It features:

A body styling package that includes sideslips, a front lip spoiler and a body- painted rear bumper valence .
White side-indicator lamps
Special 17” Quad design wheels and high-performance Michelin 225/45 R17 tires.

In addition, a sport leather-wrapped steering wheel with perforated leather sections and handgrips is also provided.

To top off the package, a Saab Limited Edition Gary Fisher mountain bike is also included. The bike offers Fisher’s 6061 7-6 aluminum frame with Genesis geometry, a Rock Shox Judy XC fork, Bontrager Superstock wheels and Shimano Components. The bike, which features unique Saab Team Blue paint with Fisher Team Yellow decals, is only available with this vehicle and has a retail value of $900.

The Saab 9-5 Wagon Gary Fisher Edition will be available this March, and Saab plans to produce only 650 units. They will be available in Silver and Black and, including all of the additional features listed above, will only be $1,880 more than the base 9-5 Wagon with the Premium Package. The price of the Saab 9-5 Wagon Gary Fisher Edition will be $36,995.

Saab’s relationship with Gary Fisher illustrates their shared vision. While four decades and an ocean separate the creation of the two companies, their philosophies are strikingly similar. The two brands define innovation, individuality, outstanding design and intelligent technology, and they have a passion for breaking the rules. Their partnership will be front stage at this year’s Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia as the team features four Olympic contenders. In addition, this spring, they will launch the Saab Gary Fisher Ultimate Trails Tour (UTT), bringing Gary Fisher and Saab dealers, as well as potential Saab and Fisher customers, together for a weekend of bike and car testing, entertainment and technical clinics. For more information about the UTT, see www.saabgaryfisher.com.

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2 Responses to “Saab Automobile & Gary Fisher”

  1. Wanda Clemmons

    10. Apr, 2011

    I own a 2000 Saab Turbo Gary Fisher Edition/ sunroof and manual transmission. Color and all look exactly like this picture. Along with the 3 quad wheels. I love my car and would not trade it for the love of money. Mine is in mint condition, and the design of this wagon is very sporty. I would love to see a newer version come out to look like this model dose in the front and rear. Beautiful automobile!

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  2. suba suba

    11. Jun, 2020

    You have brought up a very superb details , thankyou for the post.

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