The Saab 600 : 1980-1982

Posted on 01. Dec, 2008 by in 1980-1989, 600 Lancia


Photo Credit: Saab-Lancia

The Saab-Lancia 600 was produced from 1980 until 1982. It was a Saab-Scania / Lancia partnership that was created in order to share the financials in creating a platform that would eventually set the stage for the successor, the Saab 9000, three years later.

The Saab 600 was a rebadged Lancia Delta and that set the stage for the Saab-Scania & Fiat-Lancia-Alfa Romeo partnership.

The Saab 600 was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, which was a front-wheel drive, 4-door hatchback.

This model for SAAB came equipped with the following specifications:


5-door hatchback. F/F, 1425kg, Saab grille and Saab wordmark badges, 165/70r13 aluminum alloy wheels

GL, GLS, GLE Models.


Cloth seats, rear seats fold down for hatch.


Unibody frame, diagonal cross brake system, vacuum servo, handbrake on rear brakes. Macpherson strut suspension and sway bars.


4-Cylinder, 2-port weber carburettor, 1,498cc, 45 liter fuel tank, compression ratio 9:2:1


5-Speed Transmission


Wheelbase 2475mm/″
Front Track 1400mm/″
Rear Track 1400mm/″
Ground Clearance 15cm/″
Turning Circle 11.25m/3″‘
Length 3885mm/″
Width 1620mm/″
Height 142cm/″
Performance Max Speed /165 kph
Acceleration 0-60 mph 12.5 secs

Global Production:

Model Year – Units

1980 MY – ?
1981 MY – ?
1982 MY – ?

Sold in Sweden & Norway only.

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5 Responses to “The Saab 600 : 1980-1982”

  1. Niels Jonassen

    05. Mar, 2012

    The car was also sold in Denmark. The versions sold in Denmark had the normal Lancia Delta front grille even with the Lancia logo. On the back they had stuck a Saab 600 badge.

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  4. Krykr

    22. Aug, 2015


    I’m sorry, but I would like know, why name 600?

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