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Saab Hosts International Media in Trollhattän, Sweden

Posted on 01. Jun, 2010 by .

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Just three months after its sale by General Motors, Saab Automobile is hosting 250 of the world’s top media at its state-of-the-art production plant at Trollhattän in Sweden. They are hearing about what has been achieved so far, test driving the all new 9-5 sedan and receiving updates on the company’s future plans.

The two men responsible for Saab’s renaissance – Victor Muller, Saab Automobile Chairman and Spyker Cars CEO, and Jan Ake Jonsson, CEO of Saab Automobile – give candid assessments of progress and talk about their expectations for the success of the all new Saab 9-5.

Journalists attending are the first in the world to drive Saab’s much-anticipated new flagship model, which arrives in dealerships this summer. Unusually for a car manufacturer launching a new product, Saab chose to host the event at its own factory, underlining the company’s commitment to its Scandinavian roots.

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Saab Automobile Has High Hopes For All New 9-5 Model

Posted on 01. Jun, 2010 by .

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Reuters has recently written a good article about how Saab is putting their hopes on the all new Saab 9-5 in order to rebuild the company’s brand identity, now that they are owned by Spyker.

Saab pins hopes on new 9-5 after Spyker rescue

* First model since Saab take over by Spyker

* Goal is to “rebuild confidence and trust”

* Entire line-up to be overhauled within two years

By Reed Stevenson

TROLLHATTAN, Sweden, June 1 (Reuters) – Saab is launching its first new car, the flagship 9-5, as it hopes to restore buzz and sales to the iconic Swedish brand after its rescue earlier this year by Dutch luxury carmaker Spyker (SPYKR.AS).

Amid anaemic demand — global auto sales sank 13 percent in 2009 to a seven-year low — Saab is aiming to more than double yearly sales to 85,000 by 2012 to avoid losses. Last year, it sold nearly 40,000 cars.

At Saab’s headquarters in Trollhattan, where thousands of employees gathered in January to cheer Spyker Chief Executive Victor Muller’s gutsy $400 million deal to buy Saab from General Motors [GM.UL], Saab’s chief executive promised to restore the brand and the company at a launch event on Tuesday.

“The biggest challenge we have right now is to rebuild confidence and trust,” Saab CEO Jan Ake Jonsson said.
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The All New Saab 9-5 : Technical Overview

Posted on 31. May, 2010 by .

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Image Credit: Saab Automobile AB

All New Saab 9-5 Sedan: Technical Overview

Gasoline engines
1598 cc. 4 cylinders. Aluminum cylinder head, cast iron block. DOHC, 16-valve.
Turbocharger, intercooled.
Bosch Motronic ME7

1998 cc. 4 cylinders. Aluminum cylinder head and block. DOHC, 16-valve, VVT (inlet and exhaust). Direct injection. Balancer shafts.
Twin-scroll turbocharger, intercooled.
Bosch Motronic MED

2792cc. V6. Aluminum cylinder heads and block. DOHC, 24-valve. VVT (inlet and exhaust). Twin-scroll turbocharger, intercooled.
Bosch Motronic ME9
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The All New Saab 9-5 : All Turbo Engine Lineup

Posted on 31. May, 2010 by .

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Photo Credit: Saab Automobile AB


All New Saab 9-5 Sedan: Less Is More with All Turbo Engine Line-up

• Responsible performance with efficient four-cylinder turbo engines
• CO2 values from just 139 g/km
• Three fuel types: gasoline, E85 and diesel in all-turbo line-up

The new 9-5’s all-turbo powertrain line-up brings together Saab expertise in turbocharging with state-of-the-art engine technologies.

With gasoline and BioPower (E85 compatible) engines developing more than 100 hp per liter, the new 9-5 Sedan also advances Saab’s rightsizing powertrain strategy. That means efficient turbocharged engines as small as 1.6 liters can make a fitting partner for Saab’s new premium sedan. With diesel power, CO2 emissions as low as 139 g/km are also on offer. All transmissions are six-speed.

Gasoline choice
All engines feature electronic management, electronic throttle control, direct ignition and four valves per cylinder operated by overhead, maintenance-free, chain-driven camshafts. For longevity and reliability, turbochargers are water-cooled and use air-to-air intercooling to increase intake charge density.

To give minimal piston friction and wear characteristics, while also benefiting fuel and oil consumption, the cylinder walls of the engines are laser-etched for an extremely smooth finish. Under-skirt piston oil cooling and sodium-filled exhaust valves are further efficiency measures.

1.6 Turbo
The engine line-up starts with this powerful four-cylinder motor giving 180 hp/132 kW and excellent torque of 230 Nm all the way from 2,200 rpm to 5,500 rpm. It includes an ‘overboost’ function, which raises torque to 266 Nm for up to five seconds on a wide open throttle.
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The All New Saab 9-5 Design Development

Posted on 31. May, 2010 by .

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Photo Credits: Saab Automobile AB

Exterior and Interior Design

All New Saab 9-5 Sedan: Scandinavian Design Simplicity Has Never Looked This Good

• Saab unveils new era in expressive Scandinavian design
• Delivers on signposts from Aero X concept car
• ‘Organic sculpture’ presents Saab signature design themes
• More spacious, driver-focused cabin

Born and bred in Scandinavia, the all new Saab 9-5 Sedan is a sleek expression of the power of simplicity and heralds the arrival of a new, more assertive design language for the brand.

Forward-looking design that doesn’t ignore where it’s coming from – that sums up the visual appeal of the car. “We are adopting a new vocabulary to tell the story of our brand,” explains Saab Brand Design Chief Simon Padian. ”It gives a fresh, very modern expression to some of our classic design cues.”
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All New Saab 9-5 Sedan: Start of a New Era for Saab

Posted on 31. May, 2010 by .

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Photo Credits: Saab Automobile AB

All New Saab 9-5 Sedan: Start of a New Era for Saab

* Progressive Scandinavian design inspired by Aero X concept and Saab heritage
* Engineered with driver in focus for segment leading sporty driving experience
* Excels in responsible performance for safety and environmental concern
* Most technically advanced Saab with an array of ‘high-tech’ features
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Interested In Being A Designer For Saab Automobile?

Posted on 26. May, 2010 by .

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Photo Credit: Saab Automobile AB

Interested in being a designer for Saab Automobile in Sweden? Apply here with Adecco who are working on behalf of Saab, looking to hire a full-time design engineer.

As Saab Automobile continues to hire more to their team as they ramp up their operations since the sale in February, positions like this are great way to get in while the company starts a new design era.

Click here to submit your application with Adecco.

Saab Automobile is seeking a Design Engineer – Saab Automobile AB

Saab Automobile AB has its roots in Trollhättan and in a strong tradition of innovation and design. The result is breakthrough technology and versatile car that combines driving pleasure with respect to the environment.

As a Design Engineer is responsible and manages your development work in one of bodywork construction sites, where Unigraphics (UG) is the main tool for concept and article development.

Reference No: 392 Apply by: 13/06/2010 Search job

Contact Info:

Therese Yllner Recruitment Consultant (+46) 0406675320
Frederick Weinbacher Saab Saab Group Manager (+46) 0520-841 79
Anette Hellgren Union (+46) 0520-841 25
John Tärbo Graduates Association (+46) 0520-851 55

Tasks

* You produce layouts of complete concepts and be able to consider the following in your design: design criteria, cost, quality, weight, packaging, schedule, DFA (Design for Assembly), FMEA, manufacturing requirements, styling, Lessons Learned, servicing requirements, etc..
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The All New Saab 9-5 Sedan To Be Launched This Friday

Posted on 22. May, 2010 by .

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Photo Credit: Saab Automobile AB

Saab History has learned that the all new Saab 9-5 Sedan, which had it’s global debut on September 15th of last year, is to be officially launched this Friday, May 28th in Trollhättan, Sweden, according to Victor Muller.

The cost of the launch to properly advertise & market this new product, is reportedly at around $100 million dollars.

This coming week should be filled with a lot of new energy and excitement as advertising activities commence.

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