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2003-2011 Saab 9-3, 2010-2011 Saab 9-5, 2008-2009 Saturn Astra Recalled To Replace Takata Airbags
2003-2011 Saab 9-3, 2010-2011 Saab 9-5, 2008-2009 Saturn Astra Recalled To Replace Takata Airbags

Last month, investigators attributed a tenth death to Takata's fatally flawed airbags. It was the first to occur in a non-Honda vehicle, and it has led to a massive, five-million-vehicle expansion of the already enormous Takata recall. The latest cars to be affected by that expansion aren't even...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-5
Will Saab's Demise Draw Bargain Hunters To Dealers?

Despite repeated eleventh-hour lifelines, the week began with the end of Saab. After its petition for bankruptcy was approved by a Swedish court Monday, word traveled quickly. Here in America, a nine-minute conference call to the nation's 188 dealerships confirmed the 64-year-old automaker's fate...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-4X
2011 Saab 9-4X Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick

When it comes to family safety, top crash test scores and a Top Safety Pick designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) mean a lot. The 2011 Saab 9-4X, a mid-size luxury crossover SUV just earned Top Safety Pick status. In a July 5th announcement, the IIHS noted that the Saab...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-5
Saab Can't Pay Its Employees: Is The End Near?

Saab's troubles since leaving the General Motors fold for Dutch ownership and Russian banker courtship have been many. Production halts, inability to pay its suppliers, and now, inability to pay its employees--the list is growing more and more desperate, and the company is too. This could be the...Read More»

2010 Saab 9-5
2011 Saab 9-5: Top Safety Pick, Class-Leading Roof Rating

The 2011 Saab 9-5 might be relatively rare on U.S. highways, as it's been plagued by production issues related to Saab's financial difficulties and change of ownership. But it went on sale months ago—and now it's been thoroughly crash-tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety...Read More»

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Saab's Sales Hole: How Deep? Volt, Leaf Outsell New 9-5 Sedan

How tough a spot is Saab in? Its production has been shut down since April 5 because its suppliers say they're not being paid for parts, and its 2010 sales were just 31,696 cars--globally. To put Saab's sales in perspective, consider that Toyota sells an average of 25,000 Camry sedans every month...Read More»

2012 Saab 9-5 SportCombi
Despite The Deadpools, Saab Says It's Weathering Storm

Spyker Cars NV, parent to Saab Automobile, is in need of a cash infusion and warns that the Saab brand may be in jeopardy unless additional financing can be found. The announcement came with Spyker’s annual report, which showed a significant financial loss for the company in 2010. Operating...Read More»

2012 Saab 9-5 SportCombi
2012 Saab 9-5 SportCombi: The Wagon Is Back (In Sweden)

Celebrating its first year of independence, Saab (purchased by Spyker Cars NV from General Motors a year ago February) will debut a concept and a couple of new models – including the 2012 9-5 SportCombi at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show this week. Of note to Family Car Guide is that the automaker...Read More»

2010 Saab 9-5
Video: 2010 Saab 9-5 And The Resurrection Of Swedish Hip

A near-death experience can really do a number on a person, or a company, whatever the case may be. When people are involved, we know it tends to refocus you a bit, make you think of what is important in life and what you may have missed out on while you're busy surfing the Internet for inexpensive...Read More»

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Saab 9-5 SportCombi Wagon Will Come To The U.S. Next Year

The 2011 Saab 9-5 is the last of the GM-built Saabs, and it will gain a wagon version in America next year, one year after the SportCombi wagon becomes available in Europe. Likely to debut as a 2012 model, the SportCombi will probably keep the same front-end looks as the sedan, before the styling...Read More»

2010 Saab 9-5
GM Says Saab Will Continue to Partner With OnStar

Lost in the General Motors sale of Saab to Spyker cars was OnStar's future with the brand. Any uncertainty about whether future Saabs would carry the system was settled on Friday when GM announced that an agreement has been reached that will allow Saab to continue offering OnStar. Starting with the...Read More»

2010 Saab 9-5
Spyker: Saab To Become A Streamlined Performance Brand

The long, strange saga of Saab is nearly at an end, and the company's new parent, Spyker, has now revealed plans for the brand's future. In a nutshell, Saab will be repositioned as a performance marque, based on a core group of three or four models. The Saab 9-3, 9-4X, and 9-5 are confirmed members...Read More»

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Upcoming Concept Vehicle Will 'Define The New Saab'

The good news for Saab keeps on rolling: last month, we mentioned that the company's sale to Koenigsegg was looking like a done deal (thanks to a €400 million loan from the European Investment Bank), and now comes word that Saab is developing a new, small concept vehicle to presage the company's...Read More»

2010 Saab 9-5
Preview: 2010 Saab 9-5

•    What is it: A long, long overdue replacement for the Saab 9-5 luxury sedan and wagon •    The basics: Built from GM's Buick LaCrosse/Chevrolet Malibu platform; V-6 and turbo V-6 engines; all-wheel drive option •    On sale: Late 2009 in Europe •    Price: $40,000 (est.) Has...Read More»

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GM and Koenigsegg Group Sign Stock Purchase Agreement For Saab Sale

The bidding for GM's Saab division has finally reached a conclusion, with a Swedish consortium lead by supercar manufacturer Koenigsegg announced as the final buyer for the struggling automaker. General Motors has been looking for a buyer for Saab since late last year, as it tried to cut brands and...Read More»

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Saab Taking Its Toys And Going Home, Maybe

Saab is the red-headed stepchild in GM's family, and the General has been trying to unload it for some time. (Alas, two decades of losing money hasn't endeared the brand to potential buyers.) Then last week, GM's Bob Lutz threw out some very ominous words: "Saab is a luxury that we can no longer...Read More»

2009 Saab 9-3 Aero
Saab To Introduce AWD 9-3X, New 9-5

Saab's 9-3, which we rated a rather middling 7.6 out of 10 overall in our Car Reviews section, is slated for an AWD option in its base model, to be named the 9-3X. Currently, AWD can only be had on the range-topping Turbo X model with the turbocharged 2.8-liter V-6, helping to quell its torque...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
GM Celebrates Centennial with 2011 Chevrolet Volt

General Motors is celebrating its 100th anniversary on Tuesday, September 16--and there are some hints that it could use that day to show the final production version of its Volt hybrid vehicle. GM says its "GMnext Day" will "focus on the future of automotive transportation." Starting at 8:30 a.m...Read More»

2010 Saab 9-5
Are You Ready for a New Saab 9-5?

Could it be--after a decade of living with the current Saab 9-5, is GM ready to commit to a new range-topper from Trollhattan? Motor Authority reports today that this sketch of a future Saab was snapped at a Saab owners' convention. The styling theme's far more adventurous than today's car, which...Read More»

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