Archive for '900 NG'

Saab Sighting Of The Week “Saab Convertible Leads The Parade”

Posted on 26. May, 2009 by .



Photo Credit: Saab History

The Saab Sighting of the week this week was captured this past weekend in New Hampshire during a parade.

As the parade began, I was delightfully surprised a new generation Saab 900 SE, leading the pack (naturally fitting for Saab).

The Saab Convertible seems to be a given for parades in my opinion, top down, first in line, nice to see so many others think the same way!

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The Saab NG 900 Sensonic TV Ad – U.K. – 1995

Posted on 26. Jan, 2009 by .


I have just received an ad created for the U.K. market that features the 1995 Saab NG 900 “Sensonic” technology. The ad shows Saab Automobile U.K.’s campaign slogan at the time “Saab, beyond the conventional”.
Is it me, or did I rarely see the sensonic NG 900 models here in the United States? Anyone with more knowledge on this, I would greatly appreciate your input here!
This video now brings the Saab History video archive to 454 films, enjoy!

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1995 Saab NG 900 Pikes Peak Car Sold At Auction For $8,470

Posted on 14. Jan, 2009 by .



Photo Credit: Barret Jackson

At 4:00pm yesterday in Scottsdale, Arizona, the 1995 Saab NG 900 Pikes Peak Car sold for $8470.00 at the Barret Jackson Auction house.

I mentioned this vehicle back on December 19th, and I hope it’s the last Saab USA Heritage Collection car to be sold.

I hope that this car makes its way to its rightful owners, either the Saab Automobile museum in Sweden or the Rocky Mountain Saab Club who are hosting the 2009 Saab Owners Convention nearby Pikes Peak Colorado.

At this time, I have no idea who purchase the car, but I hope to find out soon.

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The Saab 900 NG Convertible : 1995 – 1998

Posted on 03. Dec, 2008 by .



Photo Credit: Saab Automobile

The new generation Saab 900 Convertible debuted in 1995 as a continuation of the model lineup from the NG 900 that debuted a year earlier.

The NG900 Convertible is more than 70% more structurally ridid than the previous 900 convertible and was also styled by Einar Hariede and built in Uusikaupunki, Finland.

The fisrt year for the production of the convertible took place in 1995, a year after the last 900 convertible, and the production for the ng 900 convertible ended in 1998.

This model for Saab came equipped with the following specifications:


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The Saab 900 NG : 1994 – 1998

Posted on 02. Dec, 2008 by .



Photo Credit: Saab Automobile

The new generation Saab 900 debuted in July of 1993 in Trollhattan and arrived in 1994 and marked a clear departure of the classic 900 era that lasted 15 years.

This new 900 also referred to as NG900 or in some circles “GM” 900, was the first model to be entirely developed by General Motors.

However, the NG 900 was designed by Saab designer, Einar Hareide of Norway and evolved from their first prototype, the EV-2.

The 900 came in both 3-door coupe as well as 5-door models and was built in Trollhattan, Sweden.

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The History Of The Saab Moose Test

Posted on 26. Nov, 2008 by .



Photo Credit: Saab Automobile AB

There has been a lot of news about Saab’s continued high ranking in terms of safety, and with the winter season in the Northern Hemisphere upon us, I thought it was due time to discuss an under discussed topic, the Saab “Moose Test”.

The photo above shows a new generation Saab 900 (1994-1998) involved in the Saab Moose test, and as we know from the IIHS comparison crash tests at the A-pillar, the most critical area of the car in this scenario, the 9-3 (1999-2002) got better, but the 9-3 Sport Sedan really held its own (2003-Present), so it is my curiosity if Saab has actually continued this testing since that time.

Secondly, besides wondering if Saab continues to proactively conduct this crash test on their test track, have they also conducted it with other models as well such as the 9000, 9-5 and better yet, when did they actually begin this crash test, was it on the NG900 or was it done before then?

Residing in the state as illustrated in the video below, I find that there are a lot of similarities between both this state as well as Sweden, most notably the per capita moose population!

I have sent an e-mail over to Saab Automobile AB in Sweden in an attempt to answer these questions about the Saab Moose Test.

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“Saabrina” The 1995 Saab 900 Electric Car Project Ends

Posted on 06. Oct, 2008 by .



Photo Credit: Mark Ward

I first covered Mark Ward of Missouri’s 1995 Saab NG900 Electric project titled “Saabrina“, back in December of 2006 when the project really got underway.

Over the past few years, I have illustrated the incredible progress he has made such as the drivetrain in September of 2007, the battery install in December of 2007 to the recent actual driving footage of the car this past February.

My most recent coverage included a nice interview with him here that covers all sorts of commonly asked questions.

Here is his final installation to the Electric Vehicle Community regarding this absolutely devastating blow to development. I should indicate that, he beat Saab Automobile to task by actually making an electric vehicle that runs and has proved it this past spring.

I am very sympathetic and my heart is with him as he indicates on his final blog entry.

Very Sad News to report much after the fact.

At 3:00 A.M. on the morning of April 17th 2008 a fire of unknown origin broke out in my garage. The Saab, all of my machinery and all of my work for 3 years was destroyed.

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The Saab EV-2 Prototype

Posted on 06. Aug, 2008 by .



Photo Credit: Saab Automobile

The Saab EV-2 Prototype was an internally released concept car that built to set the design direction for the new generation Saab 900 (NG900), which went on to be produced from 1994 until 1998.

This internal “secret” prototype was originally designed by Saab’s chief designer at the time, Björn Envall.

At this time, there has been no other information on this vehicle other than the photo above and its purpose.

Source: The Saab 900 : A Swedish Story, published in 1993, written by Anders Tunberg.

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