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Saab Sighting Of The Week – Saab 9-7x At Sunday River

Posted on 15. Dec, 2009 by .

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Photo Credit: Saab History

As part of this week’s Saab sighting of the week, I noticed a silver Saab 9-7x at the Sunday River Ski Resort.

This makes three vehicles as part of the Sunday River Ski Resort in Maine that I have spotted since 2007. The other two vehicles include a black Saab 9-5 Sedan as and Sport Combi.

There were a number of other Saab vehicles in the parking lot that were not official vehicles of the resort, so that in and of itself was also good to see.

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For Sale: Saab History Collection Of 1:43 Scale Models

Posted on 10. Nov, 2009 by .

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Saab History is offering up a full collection of 1:43 scale models from 1947 until Present.

This model collection has been built up over the past five years and now it is time to give it up to a good home as a complete set.
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Saab Cars North America Website Adds New 9-5 To Lineup

Posted on 09. Nov, 2009 by .

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The New Saab Cars North America organization has recently refreshed and updated their website.
The notable changes include the following:

* Replacement of Born From Jets to “Move Your Mind”, a continuity of the global brand message.
* Notable that the Saab 9-3x is not shown, although it was launched in the U.S. back in April at the NYIAS
* Addition of the all new Saab 9-5 since it’s NA Miami launch in October.
* Deletion of the Saab 9-7x SUV, but you can still build your own?

I should note that it looks like the website still needs more updates such as inclusion of future models, current press releases such as the North American debut of the all new 9-5, videos, etc. and other material. In addition, it looks like the icon on the website still shows the griffin emblem, and not the SAAB word mark like the other global Saab websites.

This is a good move for the new SCNA organization and I hope to see the website continue to be developed between now and the end of the year. Perhaps we’ll see their new headquarters address and contact information on the website as well?

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The Koehnen Family Submits Saab Family Photo

Posted on 08. Jul, 2009 by .

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Photo Credit: Das Family

The Koehnen family has recently submitted their “Saab Family Photo” taken of their Lingonberry Red Saab 9-7x at Glacier National Park in Montana.

What a great photo, they look very happy and what an appropriate vehicle for the mountainous region they visited!

I am guessing the Koehen family wanted to include their Saab in Glacier park, since it was the only vehicle not filmed in the Saab USA TV advertisement filming done last summer in Glacier National Park? The vehicles that were filmed for our reference were the Saab 9-3 Sedan, 9-3 SportCombi & 9-3 Convertible, all in silver.

The Koehnen family is now added to the Frisch & Fagen family, who have also submitted their Saab family photos. If you are also a Saab Family, please submit your photo to share with others here on Saab History!

Here’s to the Koehnen family for showing us their Saab spirit, you’ve got to love that Swedish lingonberry red, it really stands out and sets you apart from the masses. Well done!

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Saab Sighting Of The Week “Saab 9-5 Sunday River SportCombi”

Posted on 17. Feb, 2009 by .

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Photo Credit: Saab History

The Saab 9-5 SportCombi that I spotted back in January of 2007 at Sunday River, was spotted almost 2 years later today in Portland, Maine during what looked to be a winter festival, complete with a ski jump in the center of the city!

This vehicle is one of three vehicles at Sunday River ski resort, one of the premiere ski resorts in Maine for their marketing department. The other two vehicles is another 9-5, but a sedan (shown in previously linked photo), also in black as well as a silver Saab 9-7x as rumored.

I hope that more ski resorts continue to focus on utilizing Saab as their corporate vehicle fleet as the folks at both Aspen & Vale ski towns have long since used them for their activities as well.

With the launch of the new Saab 9-3x Cross-Combi with a BioPower variant, perhaps this possibility is right around the corner for many resorts in the near future!

At the end of this sighting, following the photograph I took above, I thought it was only logical to leave a card in the driver’s side window. Here’s hoping they come back and visit SaabHistory.com on Tuesday to see their car & resort, featured here as the Saab Sighting of the week!

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Saab Automobile Existing & Future Product Rollout Details

Posted on 11. Nov, 2008 by .

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I just received updated future product rollout details from an anonymous internal source today from Saab Automobile:

Here are some more elaborate details on existing as well as future product rollouts as briefly announced this past friday at the GM Press Conference.

Future Products:

Next Generation Saab 9-5

The Next Generation Saab 9-5 (saw pic, its ugly) is pushed back 3 months (until 1qtr 2010)

Saab 9-4x

The 9-4x is pushed back 12 months (until 4th qtr 2010).

Saab 9-3x

No Word Yet on the 9-3x.

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Existing Products:

Saab 9-5 (1998-2009)

The Saab 9-5 Griffin Edition will be the only 9-5 available for 2009

Saab 9-7x (2006-2009)

There are 260 9-7x units available in GM inventory worldwide.

Saab 9-3

The Saab 9-3 Convertible, Sport Sedan & Sport Combi will need to carry the brand in addition to the 9-3x until 2010.

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GM Permanently Closes Saab 9-7x Plant In December

Posted on 14. Oct, 2008 by .

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As of this Monday morning, General Motors CEO, Rick Wagoner announced the closing of the Saab 9-7x plant in Moraine, Ohio will take place in December.

It should be noted that the Saab 9-7X was introduced in 2004 as a 2005 model year which was Saab Automobile USA’s stop gap measure for model years, 2005 through 2009.

This news is consistent with Kjell-Ã…ke Eriksson’s transition from Saab 9-7x Vehicle Line Director to the Managing Director of Saab Automobile Germany.

It is my understanding that the Saab 9-4x that will be built in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico was to be a seamless transition as a replacement to the 9-7x within the Saab Automobile model lineup, we’ll see as that is expected to arrive in the fall of next year, ultimately leaving Saab with the same product portfolio that they have today.

Below is a snippet from the wire:

WILMINGTON, Del. – General Motors is closing four truck and SUV plants in the U.S., Canada and Mexico as surging fuel prices hasten a dramatic shift to smaller vehicles.

CEO Rick Wagoner said Tuesday before the automaker’s annual meeting in Delaware the plants to be closed are in Oshawa, Ontario; Moraine, Ohio; Janesville, Wis.; and Toluca, Mexico. He also said the iconic Hummer brand may be discontinued.

Source: Yahoo News

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