March 27, 2015

Saab 9-5: The marketing begins

*+-Saab are about to start a £100 million marketing blitz for the new Saab 9-5 as it goes on sale this weekend in Sweden. First Spyker had to get control of Saab from GM. Which after a few false starts it did. Then it had to get production up and running in Trollhatten on the 2010 […]

Saab 9-5 (2010) track test video

The Saab 9-5 on the Track

*+-Saab has sent us a video of the 2010 Saab 9-5 out on track in Sweden. Car looks good. Commentary’s a bit dull. Still, better than the other way round. Saab are trying hard. They’ve had a pretty awful time of it under GM and are no doubt pleased to still be in existence and […]

New Saab 9-5 2010 New Era Press Release

*+-ALL NEW SAAB 9-5 SALOON: START OF A NEW ERA FOR SAAB Progressive Scandinavian design inspired by Aero X 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 The all new […]

New Saab 9-5 (2010): Tons of detail +video

The New Saab 9-5 UK

*+-We asked Saab for more on the new 2010 9-5. They sent us a huge press release with lots of detail, but didn’t answer the questions we asked. Oh, well. The start of 2010 saw a flurry of stories on Saab as the battle lines were drawn to see who would grab control of GM’s troublesome Swede. […]

Spyker signs deal to sell in China

*+-Spyker has signed a deal with Chinese luxury car importers China Automobile Trading Company to sell Spykers quirky Supercars in China. If you’ve been living hermit-like in a cave for the last few years you may be wondering why Spyker would even try to sell cars in the People’s Republic. On the other hand, if […]

New Saab 9-5 (2010) prices announced

The Saab 9-5 2010

*+-Saab has released price and model detail for the UK for the 2010 Saab 9-5, with prices starting initially at £26,495. Delivery starts this summer. Now the first new Saab 9-5 has rolled off the production line in Trollhatten this week, Saab are wasting no time marketing the car. They’ve sent us a price list for the […]

Saab production starts – 2010 Saab 9-5 first off the line

The Saab 9-5 First off Saab Production Line

*+-Production at Saab has now restarted under the ownership of Spyker, with a 2010 Saab 9-5 being the first off the production line today. It’s been a long and sometimes fraught road back to production for Saab. Almost sinking in to oblivion after GM decided to wind it down after failing to secure a buyer who would […]

Spyker Saab deal finalised

*+-The official transfer of Saab to Spyker has now been completed and production of the new Saab 9-5 can begin in earnest. We wondered if we should bother letting you know that the deal for Spyker to buy Saab has been completed. But having spent what seems an interminable amount of time covering every failed […]

Saab Spyker Business Plan Press Release

*+-ACQUISITION RATIONALE AND SAAB BUSINESS PLAN ZEEWOLDE, The Netherlands (1 February, 2010) – In advance of the General Meeting of Spyker shareholders, to be held on 12 February 2010, and which was convened on 28 January 2010, Spyker Cars N.V. (“Spyker”) provides further strategic and financial details regarding its acquisition of Saab Automobile AB (“Saab”). […]

Saab Spyker – the future explained

*+-Saab Spyker have released details of their business plan, including the launch of the 2010 9-5 and the 9-4 X crossover. Yesterday we reported that Spyker jobs in the UK are safe despite worries that the takeover of Saab by Spyker could lead to the work done in the UK by CPP Manufacturing being moved […]