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Mike Colleran As COO For Saab Cars North America, Inc.

Posted on 03. Sep, 2009 by .


Film Credit: Saab History, thanks to Cherry Hill Saab of NJ & Tynan’s Saab of Fort Collins, CO

Saab History just received the following information from a number of Saab dealerships in the United States.

Mike Colleran has been named as President & Chief Operating Officer of the future Saab Cars North America organization. This is very good news, and having met him at the recent 2009 Saab Owners Convention, I am happy to hear how this process will unfold in the United States.

More details coming shortly.

Today, I would like to announce the next step forward in anticipation of a renewed Saab presence in North America with the appointment of Michael “Mike” Colleran as President and Chief Operating Officer of Saab Cars North America.

Mike has been a member of the Saab USA team since 2005 and most recently served as Sales Director for the General Motors Premium brands which include Saab, Cadillac, and HUMMER. Mike started his career with General Motors in 1989 after serving in the U.S. Military and has served in various sales, service and marketing roles during his twenty-year automotive career.

As we ready to finalize the sale to Koenigsegg group AB in the next months, Mike will be forming a new Saab team with the responsibility of preparing Saab and its partners for independent operations in North American markets. Those appointments will be announced at a later date.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you again for all for your unwavering support during the last months and I would ask you to remain focused as we move into the next exciting chapter of Saab Automobile’s history.

Best regards,
Jan Ã…ke Jonsson

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Saab History Receives Saab-i Newsletter

Posted on 12. Feb, 2009 by .


saabi_newsletter_200.jpgToday, Saab Automobile AB’s Global Brand and Sales Director, Knut Simonsson who I had the pleasure of driving with back in the Washington, D.C. of ’07, has sent out the first Saab-i newsletter of the season.

This newsletter focuses on the recent Saab 9-3x Cross-Combi press materials that were provided prior to the Geneva Motor Show, but it also showcases some other new material including this “widget” as well.

There are some other areas mentioned, that you can read through here or by clicking on the link within the top of the newsletter itself.

Take a look at the material below:


From: Saab-i
To: info@saabhistory.com
Subject: World premiere – Saab 9-3X
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 14:54:11 +0100

Click here to read this online:


issue 01/09

Dear Ryan.

I’d like to welcome you to the first Saab-i of 2009 and hope that your year is off to a good start. For Saab it is going to be exciting time, and we’re starting by introducing the Saab 9-3X – a true all-rounder with a rugged exterior and elevated all-wheel-drive performance. A bit further down the road we’ll be presenting the all-new Saab 9-5, a truly progressive car! If you want ensure you get our latest news, stories and videos first, download our new portal, the “Saab Widget”!


Best regards,

Knut Simonsson
Executive Director, Global Brand and Sales Operations Saab Automobile AB

There will be lots of new products and news from Saab in the months to come. With the Saab Widget you get the news, films and images from the world of Saab in a fast and easy way. Download it here!

The Saab 9-3 range has earned top safety ratings;from the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. For the 9-3 Sport Sedan, 2008 was the fifth year in a row it topped the league.

Saab’s radical Convertible Concept attracted plenty of attention at the Paris Motor Show. Here’s what the experts had to say.

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