SAAB is a Swedish car manufacturer which was formed in 1945 out of Saab AB, a Swedish aerospace and defence company, when Saab AB started a project to design a small automobile.
The Saab 92, Saab's first production model, was launched in 1949, and in 1978, launched the Saab 900, Saab's best-selling model.
In 1968 Saab 99 was the first all-new Saab in 19 years which had many innovations and features that would come to define Saabs for decades: wraparound windscreen, self-repairing bumpers, headlamp washers and side-impact door beams.
In 1969, Saab AB merged with the Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer Scania-Vabis AB to form Saab-Scania AB.
In 1989, the Saab car division of Saab-Scania was restructured into an independent company, Saab Automobile AB, headquartered in Sweden of which General Motors and Investor AB controlled 50% each.
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Two Year Parts and Labor Limited Warranty
WE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING SERVICES FOR YOUR SAAB:
- Seat Covers and Floor Mats
- Oil Changes / Scheduled Maintenance
- Engine Tune Ups
- Wheel and Tire Service
- Repair / Reset Annoying Warning Lights
- Engine Performance
- Electrical Problems
- Engine Repair
- Engine Exchange: Re-manufactured or Used
- Automatic and Manual Transmissions Service
- Heating and A/C - HVAC Suspension Struts and Shocks
- Disc and Drum Brakes / ABS
- Steering Racks / Tie Rod Ends / Ball Joints Drive Shaft / U Joints / CV Shafts
- Exhaust and Muffler Repair
- Windshields and door glass
A Few Facts About Saab
1997 marked Saab's 50th anniversary as an automaker. The company used their jubilee owner's convention to launch a replacement for the aging 9000: the Saab 9-5.
General Motors acquired the remaining Saab shares in 2000 to turn the company into a wholly owned subsidiary.
On 26 January, Spyker purchased Saab from General Motors and the sale was completed on February 23, 2010.
On 13 June 2012, a press conference was held announcing that Saab Automobile AB and its subsidiaries Saab Automobile Powertrain AB and Saab Automobile Tools AB as well as the Saab factory had been acquired by the Chinese-Japanese consortium National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS).
A common feature of Saab car types was the use of the number 9 in the model numbers. The final models were the 9-3 and 9-5. The exception to this naming rule is the Saab-Lancia 600, which was a rebadged Lancia Delta.
Safety has a high priority in the design of Saab cars. The cars are subjected to the Älgtest (elk test) as elk are a common cause of accidents in Sweden. Also all modern Saabs (except the 9000 and 9-2X) have a floor-mounted ignition for safety reasons.
In October 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 (62,000 mi) were covered with an average speed of 213.299 km/h (132.537 mph) and 50,000 miles (80,000 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 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 (1,611,573 km) on the original factory engine. This mileage was verified by Saab.
Rüdiger Hossiep, a psychologist at Ruhr University Bochum, found that Saab drivers have the highest level of psychological involvement with their cars, being over 10 times more passionate than the average Volkswagen driver.