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Encyclopedia > Saab (automobile)
SAAB Automobile AB
Type Subsidiary of GM
Founded 1947
Headquarters Trollhättan, Sweden
Key people Carl-Peter Forster — Chairman
Industry Manufacturing
Products Automobiles
Revenue unknown
Employees 5,503 (2005)
Slogan Born From Jets (United States)
move your mind (World)
Website www.saab.com
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Saab is a line of automobiles manufactured by Saab Automobile AB, and is currently a wholly-owned subsidiary of the General Motors Corporation. Saab is the exclusive automobile Royal Warrant Holder appointed by H.M. the King of Sweden.[1] Saab directly competes with products from Volvo, Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. Image File history File links Saab-logo. ... General Motors Corporation, also known as GM or GMC is the worlds 2nd largest auto company by sales revenue (behind Toyota[1]) and was the worlds largest automaker by unit sales from 1931 to 2006, longer than any other automaker. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... The page covers both the municipality and the town Trollhättan Waterfalls in Trollhättan Trollhättan Municipality is a Municipality in western Sweden where the City Trollhättan is the seat. ... A Chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... Manufacturing, a branch of industry, is the application of tools and a processing medium to the transformation of raw materials into finished goods for sale. ... Karl Benzs Velo (vélo means bicycle in French) model (1894) - entered into the first automobile race 2005 MINI Cooper S. An automobile (also motor car or simply car) is a wheeled passenger vehicle that carries its own motor. ... Revenue is a U.S. business term for the amount of money that a company earns from its activities in a given period, mostly from sales of products and/or services to customers. ... For the album by the Kaiser Chiefs see Employment (album) Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Antarctica Oceania Africa Asia Europe North America South America Middle East Caribbean Central Asia East Asia North Asia South Asia Southeast Asia SW. Asia Australasia Melanesia Micronesia Polynesia Central America Latin America Northern America Americas C. Africa E. Africa N. Africa Southern Africa W. Africa C. Europe E. Europe N... A Web site (or colloquially, Website) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on a Web server, usually accessible via the Internet or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML, that is almost always accessible via HTTP... Adobe Flash, or simply Flash, refers to both the Adobe Flash Player, and to the Adobe Flash Professional multimedia authoring program. ... In business, a subsidiary is a company controlled by another company or corporation. ... General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is an American automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ... Royal Warrant awarded by Elizabeth II to Jenners, a department store in Edinburgh In the United Kingdom, a Royal Warrant of Appointment is a grant made by senior members of the British Royal Family to companies or tradespeople who supply goods and services to individuals in the family. ... Sweden is a constitutional monarchy with a representative democracy based on a parliamentary system. ... Volvo Cars, or Volvo Personvagnar, is a swedish automobile maker founded in 1927 in the city of Gothenburg in Sweden. ... Audi AG is a German automobile manufacturer with headquarters in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, and has been an almost wholly owned (99. ... The world-wide recognized term, BMW, abbreviated for Bayerische Motoren Werke or in English Bavarian Motor Works, is an independent German company and manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles. ... This page is about the Mercedes-Benz brand of automobiles and trucks from the DaimlerChrysler automobile manufacturer. ...

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Company history

Until 1990, the company was owned by SAAB, an initialism for "Svenska Aeroplan Aktie(B)olaget" (The Swedish Aeroplane Company), and was part of a conglomerate which included SAAB Aerospace and the truck manufacturer Scania. For other uses, see Saab (disambiguation). ... A vintage Scania truck (L80 successor to the Scania-Vabis L56) Scania AB is a leading European manufacturer of heavy trucks (British English: lorries), buses, and diesel engines, based in Södertälje, Sweden. ...


The original Svenska Aeroplan Aktie(B)olaget was established in 1937 with the express purpose of building aircraft for the Swedish Air Force. As World War II was ending, it was apparent that the company's market for military aircraft would decline and after considering other options, SAAB decided to move into the passenger car market, appointing Gunnar Ljungström in charge of design. The company's first car, the Saab 92 was a streamlined steel-bodied 2 door saloon with a two cylinder 2 stroke engine driving the front wheels and with independent suspension all round. The company's aviation roots were evident in the car with the best drag coefficient of any production car in the world (CD= 0.32) at the time. The car's name was simply the 92nd Saab design project and all previous 91 designs had been aircraft. Saab 92 Saab 92 is an automobile from Saab. ... The two-stroke cycle of an internal combustion engine differs from the more common four-stroke cycle by having only two strokes (linear movements of the piston) instead of four, although the same four operations (intake, compression, power, exhaust) still occur. ...


Three cylinders replaced two with the introduction of the Saab 93 in 1955, and, until the Saab 95 and 96 in 1966, which used a 60 degree V4 4 stroke engine made by Ford, the company was renowned for its 2 stroke motors, which continued until emissions regulations ended production in 1973. The Saab 93 was an automobile manufactured by Saab. ... Saab 95 Initially the Saab 95 was a 7-seater station wagon/estate made by Saab. ... Saab 96 The Saab 96 is an automobile made by Saab. ... 1. ... Ford Motor Company is an American multinational corporation and the worlds third largest automaker after Toyota and General Motors, based on worldwide vehicle sales. ...


In February 1970, Saab built their 500,000th car.


The company moved to larger cars with the Saab 99 of 1967, which featured an 1709cc inline four cylinder 4 stroke engine designed by Riccardo in the UK, initially shared with the Triumph. Produced by Saab from 1970, the engine grew to 2 litres in 1972 and gained an optional turbocharger in 1977. The 99 was an automobile produced by Saab from 1969 to 1984. ... Triumph Logo (1978 version) 1934 Triumph Gloria Six 1937 Triumph Dolomite Roadster 1974 Triumph GT6 Coupé The Triumph Motor Company had its origins in 1885 when Siegfried Bettmann (1863-1951) and Moritz (Maurice) Schulte founded Bettmann & Co and started selling Triumph bicycles, from premises in London and from 1889 started...


In 1978, Saab signed an agreement with Fiat to jointly develop a new car platform which saw the light of day in 1984 with the Saab 9000, which shared its structure with the Fiat Croma, Lancia Thema and Alfa Romeo 164. Fiat Grande Punto Fiat Group, or Fiat S.p. ... Prototype for a 9000 convertible. ... The Fiat Croma is an automobile from Italian manufacturer Fiat, produced in two distinct generations, one built from 1985 to 1996, and the other one since 2005. ... The Lancia Thema was a model of Italian automobile produced in the 1980s. ... The rear of a Alfa Romeo 164 The Alfa Romeo 164 was an executive car produced by the Italian automaker Alfa Romeo from 1988 to 1997. ...


Although turbocharged cars had given Saab a big boost from the end of the 70's, especially with the introduction of the Saab 900, by the late 80's Saab was producing more cars than they were selling and in 1989 had 40,000 units in stock. The Arlöv plant was closed, but heavy financial losses continued. Talks were opened with Volvo, Fiat, Mazda and Ford and in January 1990 Saab-Scania moved their passenger vehicle operation to a new company Saab Automobile AB. See Saab 900 (NG) (a. ...


General Motors Corporation bought 50% of Saab Automobile on 15th March 1990 for USD600 million, with an option to acquire the entire company within a decade. David J Herman became President of the new entity with Stig Göran Larsson as Vice President. Before exercising its option to buy the entire company, GM shared its ownership of Saab Automobile with Investor AB, the main owner of Saab. Investor AB is a Swedish investment company, founded in 1916 and still controlled by the Wallenberg family. ...


Losses continued and the Malmö plant was closed in 1991. The 'New Generation' Saab 900 based on the Opel Vectra was launched in 1993 and in 1995, Saab declared a profit for the first time since 1988. Motto: FrÃ¥n arbetarstad till kunskapsstad (eng: From industrial city to knowledge city) Location of Malmö in northern Europe Coordinates: Country Sweden Municipality Malmö Municipality County SkÃ¥ne Province Scania Charter 13th Century Government  - Mayor Illmar Reepalu Area  - City 335. ... Saab 900 Talladega The second generation Saab 900 (called the NG900 among enthusiasts) was a compact car replacing the classic Saab 900 in 1994. ... The Opel Vectra is a large family car produced by Opel, the main European subsidiary of General Motors. ...


In March 2005, it was announced that GM would move the production of the next-generation Saab 9-3 from Trollhättan to the Opel plant in Rüsselsheim, Germany. Current models are the 9-3 and 9-5, both of which are manufactured in Trollhättan, Sweden and the Saab 9-7X SUV, manufactured in Moraine, Ohio. The Saab 9-2X, a rebadged Subaru Impreza and manufactured in Japan, was discontinued after the 2006 model year. The Saab 9-3 is a compact executive car produced by the automaker Saab in Trollhättan, Sweden, although the convertible (cabriolet) version is made under license in Austria. ... This article is about the European car manufacturer. ... Rüsselsheim is the largest city in the Groß-Gerau district in the Rhein-Main region of Germany. ... The Saab 9-3 is a compact executive car produced by the automaker Saab in Trollhättan, Sweden, although the convertible (cabriolet) version is made under license in Austria. ... 2000 Saab 9-5 sedan 2006 Saab 9-5 station wagon The Saab 9-5 is an executive car produced by the Swedish automaker Saab. ... The page covers both the municipality and the town Trollhättan Waterfalls in Trollhättan Trollhättan Municipality is a Municipality in western Sweden where the City Trollhättan is the seat. ... Interior of the 2006 Saab 9-7X showing the Saab-style dashboard, cupholder, and ignition key location The Saab 9-7X is a Saab-branded midsize SUV based on General Motors GM GMT platform, which also includes the Chevrolet TrailBlazer (and for this the 9-7X has been given the... A fourth-generation (2006-) Ford Explorer, the best-selling mid-size SUV in the United States A sport utility vehicle, or SUV, is a passenger vehicle which combines the towing capacity of a pickup truck with the passenger-carrying space of a minivan or station wagon. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... There is also the Saab 92, from the 1950s. ... The Subaru Impreza is a compact car that was first introduced by Subaru in 1993. ...


Competition history

1974 SAAB 96 V4

Some of the early cars such as the two-strokers, V4s and Saab 99 were quite successful in rally sport, notably the 96 in the 1960's RAC Rally and Monte Carlo Rally, driven by Erik Carlsson. Image File history File links Peter_Rally1. ... Image File history File links Peter_Rally1. ... The three cylinder two-stroke engine. ... 1. ... The 99 was an automobile produced by Saab from 1969 to 1984. ... A Subaru Impreza WRX competing in a rally special stage on gravel. ... The RAC Rally is the best-known motor rally in the UK. It is a round in the international rallying championship. ... Stephane Sarrazin driving a Subaru Impreza WRC on the Monte Carlo Rally Carlos Sainz driving a Toyota Corolla WRC on the Monte Carlo Rally Carlssons replica 1963 Monte Carlo Saab 96 rally car at Linköping, on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee of SAAB in 1997 The Monte... Erik Carlsson and Saab 96 pictured in 1999, Keystone Resort, USA Erik Carlsson, aka Carlsson på taket (Carlsson on the roof), born March 5, 1929 in Trollhättan. ...

  • 1950 Saab enters two Saab 92s (chassis numbers 7 and 8) in the Monte Carlo Rally. One car is crewed by Rolf Mellde and K G Svedberg and Greta Molander and Margaretha von Essen compete in the other. Greta Molander comes in 55th overall, 5th in her class and 2nd in the Ladies Class. Rolf Mellde wins the Rikspokalen Rally in November, and Saab becomes the best marque team with Mellde, Svedberg and Greta Molander, who also wins the Ladies Class
  • 1952 Greta Molander and Helga Lundberg win the Ladies Cup in the Monte Carlo Rally.
  • 1953 Rolf Mellde wins the Swedish Rally Championship.
  • 1955 Mellde rolls his Saab 92, but still manages to win the Rikspokalen Rally.
  • 1956 Bob Wehman and Louis Braun win the Great American Mountain Rally. Rolf Mellde comes sixth and another Saab 93 finishes in seventh place.
  • 1959 Two Saab 93s are entered in the Le Mans 24 Hours. The car driven by Sture Nottorp and Gunnar Bengtsson come in 12th overall and second in its class. The same year Erik Carlsson wins the Midnight Sun Rally.
  • 1960 Erik Carlsson wins the RAC Rally and Saab start competing in Formula Junior with the Saab Formula Junior.
  • 1961 Erik Carlsson enters the Monte Carlo Rally in a Saab 95 and finishes fourth, and wins the RAC Rally for the second successive year.
  • 1962 Erik Carlsson and Gunnar Häggbom win the Monte Carlo Rally, and completes a hat-trick of RAC Rally wins.
  • 1963 Erik Carlsson again wins the Monte Carlo Rally, this time with Gunnar Palm as co-driver. They also finish second in the Spa-Sofia-Liège Marathon de la Route.
  • 1968 Finn Simo Lampinen wins the RAC Rally in a Saab 96V4.
  • 1971 Stig Blomqvist wins the Swedish and RAC Rallies in a Saab 96V4. Erik Carlsson retires from rallying and become Saab ambassador.
  • 1976 Stig Blomqvist wins the Belgian Boucles de Spa Rally in a Saab 99 EMS.
  • 1977 Stig Blomqvist wins the Swedish Rally in a Saab 99 EMS.
  • 1979 Stig Blomqvist wins the Swedish Rally in a Saab 99 Turbo. This is the first time a turbocharged car has won a World Championship Rally event.
  • 1980 Saab withdraws from all competition activities citing reasons of cost, and because it cannot compete with 'prototype' vehicles using its production-based cars. Being a small manufacturer, SAAB could not afford to build special a "Homologation Special" like the Ford RS200 and Lancia Stratos. These Group B competition cars had evolved so they had very little in common with production cars and thus were of no value to production car development. A number of personnel from the competition department branch out and start Trollspeed aimed at producing competition upgrades for Saabs.
  • 2000 Saab returned to competition by sponsoring Swede Team Motor who compete with a Saab 9-3 Aero SportSedan, a Saab 9-3 Coupe and a 1964 two-stroke Saab 96. The return to competition was to attract students to the auto-mechanic educations. The students get to work on the race cars before, during and after races to expand the students' knowledge and quality awareness.

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Innovations

  • 1958: The GT 750 is the first car fitted with headrests as standard.
  • 1962: Saab becomes the first volume maker to offer diagonally-split dual brake circuits.
  • 1968: Saab creates an ignition system near the gearbox, instead behind the steering wheel on like ordinary cars.
  • 1970: Saab introduces a 'world-first' - headlamp wipers and washers.
  • 1971: Heated front seats are introduced, the first time in the world they are fitted as standard.
  • 1971: Saab develops the impact-absorbing, self-repairing bumper.
  • 1972: Saab introduces the concept of side-impact protection bars.
  • 1977: Saab tamed the turbocharger in all models.
  • 1978: Saab introduces another 'world-first,' the passenger compartment air filter.
  • 1980: Saab introduces Automatic Performance Control (APC), and an anti-knock sensor that allowed higher fuel economy and the use of lower grade fuel without engine damage.
  • 1983: Saab introduces the 16-valve turbocharged engine and asbestos-free brake pads.
  • 1985: Saab pioneers direct ignition, eliminating the distributor and spark plug wires.
  • 1990: Saab introduces a 'light-pressure' turbo.
  • 1991: Saab is the first manufacturer to offer CFC-free air-conditioning.
  • 1992: Saab unveils the 'Trionic' ignition, equipped with a 32-bit micro-processor.
  • 1993: Saab introduces the 'Sensonic clutch' and the 'Black Panel', later to be called the 'Night Panel'.
  • 1993: Saab develops the 'Safeseat' rear passenger protection system.
  • 1995: Saab presents an asymmetrically turbocharged V6 at the Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany.
  • 1996: Saab introduces active head restraints, which help minimize the risk of whiplash.
  • 1997: Saab fits ventilated front seats and an air conditioned glovebox to their new 9-5, both world-firsts in a passenger car.

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Trivia

  • Saab cars are subjected to the moose test (aka elk test).
  • The first Saab, Saab 92, was hand-hammered into shape by using a support that consisted of an oak stump placed on top of a pile of horse-dung. Using the horse-dung support, the craftsman could get the correct response.
  • In order to increase production volume, Saab helped Valmet to start a car factory in Uusikaupunki (Nystad), Finland. Since 2003, Saab no longer manufactures any cars in Finland as the production of the 9-3 Convertible was moved to Graz, Austria.
  • A common feature of Saab car types is the use of the number 9 in the model numbers. Current models are the 9-3 and 9-5, both which are manufactured in Trollhättan, Sweden, and 9-7X, which is manufactured by General Motors. The exception to this naming rule is the Saab 600, which was a rebadged Lancia Delta.
  • All modern Saabs (except the 9000 and 9-2X) have a floor-mounted ignition. Saab believes this is a safer position in case of an accident. The driver's knee often jerks upward in a collision; the compact and dense ignition module on the steering column of many other cars has shattered many kneecaps. Second, the floor-mounted position yields more space, allowing modern Saabs to have a metal bar that rotates over and up into the ignition when the key is turned to the "Lock" position. This makes Saabs very challenging to hotwire. Last of all, the ignition is located on the floor because, in the airplanes that inspired Saab automobiles, the throttle controls were all located on the floor. Originally Saabs also had the key located on the right side of the steering column, but when they changed from a column shifter to a floor shifter, the ignition key followed along, except in the Sonett III and 9000.
  • In 1986 the Saab Long Run took place. Three standard Saab 9000 Turbos set 2 world records and 21 international records at the Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama, USA. 100,000 km (62,137 miles) were covered with an average speed of 213.299 km/h (132.537 mph) and 50,000 miles (80,467 km) with an average speed of 213.686 km/h (132.778 mph).
  • Ten years later, in 1996, three standard Saab 900 (NG) Turbos driven by factory test drivers and two standard naturally aspirated Saab 900s driven by journalists set new world records on the same speedway.
  • In 1987, Saab created a TV advertisement called "Saab suite" (subtitled Ballet in 3 acts for 8 SAAB 9000 Turbos). In the film, stunt drivers show incredible driving with stock cars, such as one-wheeled burnouts, bumper-to-bumper driving through a slalom, cars slaloming from opposite directions on the same course, two-wheel driving, sliding in full speed, and jumping over passing cars—all on a closed airport runway with classical music playing in the background. Click Here to view the video.
Saab Performance Team at Linköping, in 1997 (Saab 91 Safirs in background)
  • To commemorate its 40th anniversary, Saab formed a Performance Team in 1987, which laid on exhibitions of automobile acrobatics and formation driving. Initially this was done with Saab 9000s, as above, then later models, such as the Saab 900 (NG) were used. All of the team's members have previously competed in rallies, but what's unusual is that all 5 Performance Team members hold regular jobs at Saab: there are two engineers, a quality controller, a technician and the head of Saab's photo studio. The picture shows these vehicles on display at the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of the Saab Aircraft Company, at Linköping, in 1997.
  • Dating back to 1937, Svenska Aeroplan AB (SAAB) created airplanes, introducing their first car, the Saab 92001, in 1947. Currently, Saab AB is separate from Saab Automobile (which is owned by General Motors), and is probably best known for its Saab 37 Viggen (the Viggen badge would be shared by a 9-3). This has led to the current ad campaign, "Born From Jets," evoking the days when Saab produced both aircraft and automobiles.
  • In early December 2006, a Wisconsin traveling salesman donated his 1989 Saab 900 SPG (Special Performance Group) to the Wisconsin Automotive Museum after amassing 1,001,385 miles on the original factory engine. This mileage was verified by Saab.[2]

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Models


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Type 1950s 1960s 1970s
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Compact 92 93 95/96
99
Mid-size 900
GT GT Sport
Sport 94 97/Sonett


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 v  d  e Saab, a subsidiary of General Motors, road car timeline, 1980s-present
Type 1980s 1990s 2000s
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Compact 9-1
99 90 9-2X
Mid-size 900 900 9-3 9-3
9000 9-5 9-5
SUV 9-7X 9-4X

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Historical models

Saab Sonett I
Saab Sonett I Replika
SAAB Formula Junior
1975 Saab 96
SAAB 99 4-Door Sedan
SAAB 99 4-Door Sedan
SAAB 99 2-Door Sedan
Saab Sonett III 1973
1978 Saab 99
1992 Classic Saab 900 convertible
1990 Saab 9000 CDi
1997 Saab 9-5 V6 at Linköping, Sweden, on the occasion of SAAB's Diamond Jubilee
Saab 9X Concept Vehicle
  • Saab Historical Aircraft models listed

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Current models

  • Saab 9-3 (1998 - Current)
  • Saab 9-4X (Planned GM Theta Premium platform, 5-passenger crossover SUV, sister car to upcoming Cadillac BRX crossover)
  • Saab 9-5 (1997 - Current), including Saab 9-5 BioPower, that uses E85 biofuel.
  • Saab 9-6X (Cancelled, was to be a crossover SUV based on the Subaru B9 Tribeca)
  • Saab 9-7X (2005 - Current, mid-size SUV, based on Chevrolet TrailBlazer, sold primarily in North America)
  • Saab current Aircraft models listed

The Saab 9-3 is a compact executive car produced by the automaker Saab in Trollhättan, Sweden, although the convertible (cabriolet) version is made under license in Austria. ... Saab 9-4X is a planned small SUV similar in size to the BMW X3 based on a vehicle architecture shared with a small Cadillac SUV. No launch date has been given, but industry sources expect sales to begin in 2009. ... A crossover SUV (also called CUV for Crossover Utility Vehicle) or XUV (not to be confused with GMCs Envoy XUV) is an automobile with a sport utility vehicle appearance but is built upon a more economical and fuel-efficient unibody construction. ... 2000 Saab 9-5 sedan 2006 Saab 9-5 station wagon The Saab 9-5 is an executive car produced by the Swedish automaker Saab. ... Logo used in the United States for E85 fuel E85 is an alcohol fuel mixture that typically contains a mixture of up to 85% denatured fuel ethanol and gasoline or other hydrocarbon by volume. ... For articles on specific fuels used in vehicles, see Biogas, Bioethanol, Biobutanol, Biodiesel, and Straight vegetable oil Sugar cane can be used as a biofuel. ... The Saab 9-6X is a Saab-branded automobile based on the Subaru B9 Tribeca. ... A crossover SUV (also called CUV for Crossover Utility Vehicle) or XUV (not to be confused with GMCs Envoy XUV) is an automobile with a sport utility vehicle appearance but is built upon a more economical and fuel-efficient unibody construction. ... The Subaru B9 Tribeca is a five- or seven-seat mid-size, luxury crossover SUV which was launched for the 2006 model year and went on sale in June 2005 in the United States. ... Interior of the 2006 Saab 9-7X showing the Saab-style dashboard, cupholder, and ignition key location The Saab 9-7X is a Saab-branded midsize SUV based on General Motors GM GMT platform, which also includes the Chevrolet TrailBlazer (and for this the 9-7X has been given the... A fourth-generation (2006-) Ford Explorer, the best-selling mid-size SUV in the United States A sport utility vehicle, or SUV, is a passenger vehicle which combines the towing capacity of a pickup truck with the passenger-carrying space of a minivan or station wagon. ... The Chevrolet TrailBlazer is a mid-size SUV from the Chevrolet division of General Motors. ... For other uses, see Saab (disambiguation). ...

Experimental vehicles and prototypes

The first Saab automobile was the Saab 92001, the Ursaab. If we can design and manufacture aircraft, why not cars? The decision to actually start the automobile project was made in the fall of 1945. ... The Saab Monster was an experimental car made by Saab in 1959. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... SAAB Quantum was a series of 5 SAAB cars built in the USA using a Saab 96 two-stroke engine and suspension parts. ... Categories: Stub | Saab vehicles | Front wheel drive vehicles ... Saab MFI 13 prototype The MFI 13 was a February 1965 prototype for the Saab 97, later known as Sonett II. It was built at the Malmö Flyg Industri as they had some experience with plastic manufacturing. ... Saab Toad, or Paddan in Swedish, was a car Saab made in 1966 to test out the new chassis and engine for the Saab 99. ... Saab 98 was the number used by Saab for a project in 1974. ... Saab EV-1 Saab EV-1, or Saab 900 Turbo EV-1, was developed by Saab in 1985 as a fully functional and roadworthy future design study (EV-1 stands for Experimental Vehicle One). ... Saab 9-X at the Saab Museum. ... This article needs more context around or a better explanation of technical details to make it more accessible to general readers and technical readers outside the specialty, without removing technical details. ... Saab Aero-X concept Saab Aero-X is a concept car by Saab unveiled at the 2006 Salon International de lAuto. ...

Saabs in popular culture

Songs

Popular songs inspired by Saabs: Popular music, sometimes abbreviated pop music, is music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are broadly popular. ...

  • "Ireland" by Tori Amos
  • "Driving in my Saab" by Sonic Surf City
  • "Me and my old 96" by Twang Gang
  • "Saab 99" by Hjalle & Heavy
  • "Djungeltrumman" by Michael Tretow

This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Bo Michael Tretow, born August 20, 1944 in Norrköping, Sweden, recording engineer and producer most notably for Swedish pop group ABBA 1970-1982 and subsequently work with Chess. ...

Album artwork

Album artwork featuring Saabs: An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ...

  • On the cover of his album Music for the People, Mark Wahlberg poses with a Saab c900 Airflow Convertible[citation needed]
  • Slint's cover photo for their debut album Tweez features the front view of an early 1980s Saab 900
  • German band Bolk's Let Your Heart Decide album cover art is a drawing of a Saab 96[3]

Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg (born June 5, 1971) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor, television producer and former rapper. ... Slint was a rock/math rock band consisting of Brian McMahan (guitar and vocals), David Pajo (guitar), Britt Walford (drums), Todd Brashear (bass on Spiderland) and Ethan Buckler (bass on Tweez). ... Tweez is the debut album by American indie rock group Slint. ...

Music videos

Music videos featuring Saabs:

Saab 95 Initially the Saab 95 was a 7-seater station wagon/estate made by Saab. ... Robbie Williams (born Robert Peter Williams on February 13, 1974) is a Grammy Award-nominated and fifteen time BRIT Award-winning English singer/songwriter. ... Tripping was the first single of Robbie Williams 2005 album Intensive Care, also released in 2005. ... The 99 was an automobile produced by Saab from 1969 to 1984. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into liftback. ... Brainstorm or Prāta Vētra are currently the most successful Latvian pop/rock band. ... Ace of Base is a dance-pop band from Gothenburg, Sweden. ... Feeder may refer to: Feeder (band), the British rock group Feeder (fetish), the name of a role associated with fat admirers Feeder (gaming), a term used for any one that dies in a first person shooter so many times, that the gamer feeds the other team kills Feeder, a regional... Tumble and Fall was the first single released from British rock band Feeders 2005 album Pushing the Senses. ...

Films

Films with footage of Saabs:[6] Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ...

Bamse, most known as the worlds strongest bear like in this title screen, has also always been the kindest. ... Ferris Buellers Day Off is a 1986 comedy film written and directed by John Hughes. ... Throw Momma from the Train is a dark comedy film released in 1987. ... Moving is the title of a comedy film produced in 1988 and starring Richard Pryor. ... Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III (December 1, 1940 – December 10, 2005) was an American comedian, actor, and writer. ... Back to the Future Part II is a 1989 film and is the second part of the Back to the Future trilogy. ... Whos Harry Crumb? (1989) is a part comedy part detective mystery movie featuring the late John Candy as the title character. ... Crazy People is a 1990 movie starring Dudley Moore as an advertising executive. ... Straight Out of Brooklyn is an independent film made in 1991 by Matty Rich who also wrote the screenplay. ... Final Analysis is neo-noir drama, directed by Phil Joanou and executive produced by Richard Gere. ... Mr. ... I Love Trouble is a 1994 romantic comedy film starring Nick Nolte and Julia Roberts. ... Reality Bites is a 1994 film written by Helen Childress and featuring the directorial debut of Ben Stiller. ... The Arrival is a 1996 science fiction film directed by David Twohy and starring Charlie Sheen. ... A Time to Kill is the name of a 1996 feature film adaptation of the 1989 legal thriller A Time to Kill by John Grisham. ... Beautiful Girls (1996) is a film directed by Ted Demme and starring Matt Dillon, Uma Thurman, Mira Sorvino, Annabeth Gish, Timothy Hutton, Lauren Holly, and Natalie Portman. ... As Good as It Gets is a 1997 film which tells the story of an obsessive-compulsive, cantankerous, racist, homophobic writer named Melvin Udall (Jack Nicholson) who, because of his anxiety disorder, lives in a world that has shrunk to about the size of his apartment and the books he... The Boxer is a 1997 film by Irish director Jim Sheridan. ... Grosse Pointe Blank is an 1997 American comedy movie, directed by George Armitage, and starring John Cusack and Minnie Driver. ... Volcano is an action drama starring Tommy Lee Jones, Anne Heche, and Don Cheadle, and was directed by Mick Jackson. ... This article is about the 1998 film. ... Deep Impact is a 1998 disaster film/science fiction film released by Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures. ... Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence (also released as The Very Thought of You) is a romantic comedy film first released in 1998. ... High Fidelity is a 2000 film directed by Stephen Frears, starring John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Jack Black, Todd Louiso, Tim Robbins, Lisa Bonet, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Joan Cusack, Joelle Carter, and Lili Taylor. ... What Lies Beneath is a 2000 motion picture that tells the story of a housewife who finds her home is haunted. ... Woman Wanted (2000) is a film directed by Kiefer Sutherland. ... Bandits is a 2001 comedy/crime/drama/romance movie directed by Barry Levinson. ... Swordfish (sometimes referred to as Password: Swordfish or Operation: Swordfish) is a cyberpunk-action/thriller film released on June 8, 2001. ... The Glass House is a 2001 film directed by Daniel Sackheim. ... Traffic is an award-winning 2000 crime/drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh. ... For the Juice Newton song, see The Sweetest Thing (Ive Ever Known). ... Sweet Home Alabama is a 2002 movie that was released on September 27, 2002 and is directed by Andy Tennant. ... The Transporter is an action/crime movie released in the United States on October 11, 2002. ... Black Cadillac poster. ... The Eldorado model was part of the Cadillac line from 1953 to 2002. ... Gothika is a 2003 horror movie. ... Rennie Cray embarks on a bloodthirsty rampage to avenge the death of his wife who was struck down by a serial killer - a man who hunts and kills women using his 72 El Dorado. ... Love Actually is a romantic comedy first released in cinemas in October and November 2003. ... Colin Andrew Firth (born 10 September 1960) is an English actor. ... Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (commonly abbreviated T3) is a 2003 movie directed by Jonathan Mostow and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Claire Danes, and Kristanna Loken. ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation (IPA): ) (born on July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-born bodybuilder, actor and Republican politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of California. ... For the 1988 novel by Robert Ludlum, see The Bourne Supremacy. ... Secret Window is a 2004 thriller starring Johnny Depp and John Turturro. ... Sideways is a 2004 Academy Award- winning and Golden Globe Award-winning comedy/drama film, co-written and directed by Alexander Payne. ... Taking Lives is a 2004 film starring Angelina Jolie and Ethan Hawke. ...

TV series

Television series with footage of Saabs: A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ...

  • Brothers & Sisters - A silver 9-3 convertible is parked in front of the family home. You see it in transition scenes.
  • Cold Feet - 'Rachel Bradley' drives, crashes and dies in a 900
  • Dalziel and Pascoe - 'Andrew Dalziel' drives a 900 T
  • Dharma & Greg - 900 NG convertible (crashes into a deer)
  • Diagnosis Murder - 'Dr. Mark Sloan' drives a convertible 900 NG.
  • Fat Friends - one of the main characters drives a Monte Carlo yellow 900 NG/9-3 convertible
  • Halifax f.p. - 'Dr. Jane Hallifax' drives a convertible 900 NG
  • Life on Mars - You quite often see a 95 and a 96 parked up and driving about the set.
  • Seinfeld - Jerry Seinfeld drives a black 1992 Saab 900SE convertible in the American sitcom, which made prominent appearances in numerous episodes.
  • Silent Witness - 'Dr. Sam Ryan' drives a 9-5 (sedan and estate)
  • Tru Calling - Tru drives a red 1987 Saab 900.
  • The Office - Jim Halpert drives an Arctic Silver 9-2x Aero.

Brothers & Sisters is an hour-long American TV drama series about a large mature family and the events that befall them. ... Cold Feet is a British comedy/drama, made by Granada Television, broadcast on the ITV network and shown in five series between 1997 and 2003. ... Detective Superintendent Andrew Dalziel (usually known as Andy) and Detective Sergeant (later Detective Inspector) Peter Pascoe are two fictional Yorkshire detectives featuring in a series of novels by Reginald Hill that became a BBC television series, also named Dalziel and Pascoe. ... Dharma & Greg was an American television situation comedy broadcast between 1997 and 2002 on ABC. The premise of the show was a relationship between two characters regarded as cultural opposites. ... Diagnosis: Murder is a one-hour mystery series, starring Dick Van Dyke as Dr. Mark Sloan, a physician who occasionally works for the police department as a consultant. ... Fat Friends is an ITV drama (made by Tiger Aspect), following a group of overweight people, their laughter and pain and addresses the absurdities of dieting in our modern age. ... Halifax f. ... Life on Mars is an International Emmy-winning British television drama series, which was first shown on BBC One in January and February 2006. ... This article is about the sitcom. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Silent Witness is a long-running British television thriller series made by the BBCs in-house Drama Serials production department, and screened on the BBC One channel. ... Tru Calling is an American television series which was first broadcast on the Fox Network in October 2003. ... The main cast of The Office UK The Office is the title of two television situation comedy shows created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. ...

Novels

Novels mentioning Saabs: A novel (from French nouvelle Italian novella, new) is an extended, generally fictional narrative, typically in prose. ...

  • Angels & Demons - Robert Langdon drives a Saab 900S.
  • Detective Inspector John Rebus, in a detective series by Ian Rankin, drives a Saab.
  • The Saab 900 Turbo was James Bond's vehicle of choice in many of the John Gardner Bond novels of the 1980s, beginning with Licence Renewed. In the second novel, For Special Services, the 900 was dubbed the "Silver Beast".[7] The car is Bond's private vehicle that he had outfitted with various gadgets by the real-life company Communication Control Systems, Ltd. (CCS). In conjunction with the release of Licence Renewed, Saab had a real "Silver Beast" created that was virtually identical to the specifications in the book. The car is currently located at the Saab Museum in Trollhättan, Sweden.
  • In Paul Auster's novel The Music of Chance the main character drives a Saab 900.
  • In Louis Begley's novel (and film) Sideways the main character drives a Saab and crashes it into a tree.
  • In an essay originally published in In These Times in November, 2004 entitled Have I Got A Car For You, writer Kurt Vonnegut recounts his experiences as the owner/operator of a Saab dealership in West Barnstable, Massachusetts and humorously claims that his criticism of Swedish engineering is the reason he was never awarded a Nobel Prize in Literature. The essay also appeared in the 2005 anthology A Man Without A Country.
  • In Charlie Higson's novel Getting Rid of Mister Kitchen a Saab 900 also appears.
  • In Larry Beinhart's novel, The Librarian, protagonist David Goldberg drives a fourteen year old Saab.

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Other

  • A Hewlett-Packard CPU-support chip features a Saab 900 Turbo 16 Cabriolet.[8][9]
  • The Australian band 78 Saab derived its name from the Saab marque.
  • The video game The Getaway for Playstation 2 features a Saab 9-X concept car.

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References

  1. ^ http://www.hovlev.se/faq_e.html
  2. ^ http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=538098
  3. ^ http://www.bolkmusic.de/music_content.htm#Let
  4. ^ http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ky3XkB_qWSk
  5. ^ http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6810082631945041866&hl=en
  6. ^ See also IMCDB
  7. ^ http://www.commanderbond.net/Public/Stories/2284-1.shtml
  8. ^ http://www.microscopy.fsu.edu/creatures/pages/saab.html
  9. ^ http://www.pjgh.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/saab/specials/pages/wtf_silicon_edition.html

See also

For other uses, see Saab (disambiguation). ... The Horizon is a subcompact hatchback automobile, designed by the European division of Chrysler from 1977. ... Saab 96 The Saab 96 is an automobile made by Saab. ... Valmet (originally Valtion Metallitehtaat - Governmental Metalworks) was formed in 1951, when the state of Finland decided to group their various factories working on war reparations for Soviet Union under one company. ... The Saab Turbo Mobil Challenge was a one-make race series, run by the British Automobile Racing Club (BARC) in the UK in 1987 and 1988. ... The Barber Saab Pro Series was an entry-level open-wheel auto racing series. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ...

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  • Saabmuseum.com A history of the Saab marque
  • SaabCentral Forums for technical help, discussion and *Saab History - The History of Saab
  • Saab Videos - Saab Video Content
  • Saab Photos - Saab Photo Content
  • Saab Owners Convention - Information about the yearly Saab Owners Convention.
  • Trollhättan Saab A Saab-based weblog with news and thoughts on the Saab marque.
  • Saabscene Forums for technical help on all Saab models

general Saab chat for all Saab models Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... The Wikimedia Commons (also called Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ... Adobe Flash, or simply Flash, refers to both the Adobe Flash Player, and to the Adobe Flash Professional multimedia authoring program. ...

  • The Saab Link enthusiast website
  • The Saab Owners' Club of Canada Inc. Club for Canadian Saab Owners, founded in 1978
  • SAAB Owners Club of GB UK Saab Club
  • Saab Workshop A collection of resources for maintaining and upgrading Saabs
  • The Saab Network Saabnet.com for Saab Enthusiasts - On the Internet Since 1988
  • http://www.gmcanada.com/ss/english/vehicles/saab/innovations/index.html Saab Innovations] gives a detailed look at the technology and models produced by Saab since 1947.
  • Saab at the Open Directory Project
  • IMCDB: SAAB in movies and TV series
  • Online version of "The Saab Way", an illustrated history of the first 35 years of Saab from 1949-1984 by Gunnar A Sjogren
  • Saab Wiki A free Saab Wiki Project and Saab Information Database
  • Saab User Community and SaabWiki
  • Saab Classifieds Free exchange for the Saab community.
  • Saab Auto Site for russian fans SAAB automobile.
 v  d  e SAAB
Current: Saab 9-3 | Saab 9-5 | Saab 9-7X
Planned: Saab 9-4X | Saab 9-1
Cancelled: Saab 9-6X
Historic: Saab 92 | Saab 93 | Saab Sonett | Saab GT750 | Saab Sport | Saab Formula Junior | Saab 95 | Saab 96 | Saab Sonett | Saab 600 | Saab 99 | Saab 90 | Saab 900 | Saab 900 (NG) | Saab 9000 | Saab 9-2X
Concept cars:

Historic: Saab Quantum | Saab 98 | Saab EV-1
Recent history: Saab 9-X | Saab 9-3X | Saab Aero-X | Saab 9-7X Aero Concept
The Open Directory Project (ODP), also known as dmoz (from , its original domain name), is a multilingual open content directory of World Wide Web links owned by Netscape that is constructed and maintained by a community of volunteer editors. ... Saab Automobile AB is a subsidiary of General Motors. ... The Saab 9-3 is a compact executive car produced by the automaker Saab in Trollhättan, Sweden, although the convertible (cabriolet) version is made under license in Austria. ... 2000 Saab 9-5 sedan 2006 Saab 9-5 station wagon The Saab 9-5 is an executive car produced by the Swedish automaker Saab. ... Interior of the 2006 Saab 9-7X showing the Saab-style dashboard, cupholder, and ignition key location The Saab 9-7X is a Saab-branded midsize SUV based on General Motors GM GMT platform, which also includes the Chevrolet TrailBlazer (and for this the 9-7X has been given the... Saab 9-4X is a planned small SUV similar in size to the BMW X3 based on a vehicle architecture shared with a small Cadillac SUV. No launch date has been given, but industry sources expect sales to begin in 2009. ... The Saab 9-1 is a compact car expected to be introduced by Saab Automobile for the 2009 model year. ... The Saab 9-6X is a Saab-branded automobile based on the Subaru B9 Tribeca. ... Saab 92 Saab 92 is an automobile from Saab. ... The Saab 93 was an automobile manufactured by Saab. ... Saab Sonett I © Martin Bergstrand Saab Sonett is the name of a series of automobiles from Saab. ... Saab GT750 (Gran Turismo 750) is an automobile from Saab produced between 1764 and 1960. ... The interior of a 1965 Saab Sport. ... The Saab Formula Junior was a 1960 car by the Swedish car maker Saab. ... Saab 95 Initially the Saab 95 was a 7-seater station wagon/estate made by Saab. ... Saab 96 The Saab 96 is an automobile made by Saab. ... Saab Sonett I © Martin Bergstrand Saab Sonett is the name of a series of automobiles from Saab. ... Saab 600 was a rebadged Lancia Delta sold by Saab after a deal with Lancia. ... The 99 was an automobile produced by Saab from 1969 to 1984. ... Saab 90 is also the name of an aeroplane, the Saab 90 Scandia. ... See Saab 900 (NG) (a. ... Saab 900 Talladega The second generation Saab 900 (called the NG900 among enthusiasts) was a compact car replacing the classic Saab 900 in 1994. ... Prototype for a 9000 convertible. ... There is also the Saab 92, from the 1950s. ... SAAB Quantum was a series of 5 SAAB cars built in the USA using a Saab 96 two-stroke engine and suspension parts. ... Saab 98 was the number used by Saab for a project in 1974. ... Saab EV-1 Saab EV-1, or Saab 900 Turbo EV-1, was developed by Saab in 1985 as a fully functional and roadworthy future design study (EV-1 stands for Experimental Vehicle One). ... Saab 9-X at the Saab Museum. ... Saab Aero-X concept Saab Aero-X is a concept car by Saab unveiled at the 2006 Salon International de lAuto. ... ...

Prototypes:

Historic: Saab 92001 | Saab Toad | Saab Catherina | Saab Daihatsu
Recent history: Saab 900 Aero | Saab 9-5 Aero BioPower | Saab 9-3 BioPower Hybrid Convertible
The first Saab automobile was the Saab 92001, the Ursaab. If we can design and manufacture aircraft, why not cars? The decision to actually start the automobile project was made in the fall of 1945. ... Saab Toad, or Paddan in Swedish, was a car Saab made in 1966 to test out the new chassis and engine for the Saab 99. ... Categories: Stub | Saab vehicles | Front wheel drive vehicles ... The 99 was an automobile produced by Saab from 1969 to 1984. ... See Saab 900 (NG) (a. ... This article needs more context around or a better explanation of technical details to make it more accessible to general readers and technical readers outside the specialty, without removing technical details. ... Saab 9-3 convertible The Saab 9-3 is a luxury car /executive car produced by the Swedish automaker Saab in Trollhattan, Sweden. ...

Engines:

Saab two-stroke | Ford Taunus V4 engine | Triumph Slant-4 | Saab B engine | Saab H engine | Saab V8 The three cylinder two-stroke engine. ... 1. ... The Triumph Slant-4 is an engine developed by the UK engineering company, Ricardo, for Triumph and Saab. ... The Saab B engine was created in 1972 when SAAB bought Scania. ... Saab H engine (B201) in a 1987 Saab 90 The Saab H engine is a redesign of the Saab B engine. ... The Saab V8 was a V8 engine developed for Saab Automobile by Sisudiesel in Linnavuori, Finland. ...


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Saab Automobile AB is a subsidiary of General Motors.
General Motors bought half of Saab Automobile in 1990, with an option to acquire the entire company within a decade.
In March 2005, it was announced that GM would move the production of the next-generation Saab 9-3 from Trollhättan to their Opel plant in Rüsselsheim, Germany.
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Saab Automobile, 50% owned by General Motors with whom it shares many business practices, is determined to ensure that all aspects of its service are equally superb, including the availability of spare parts at Saab dealers throughout the world.
Saab management decided to explore options to give their dealers greater centralized help in the complete supply chain process for parts.
Saab is already laying plans for the system to cater for several other languages, including those that do not support the Western alphabet.
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