Saab News

Saab Taking Its Toys And Going Home, Maybe
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»

GM Logo
GM Going Green And Very Lean

The Scottish poet Robert Burns once said, "The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry." Why bother planning then? Well, as Congress made abundantly clear during the Big 3 bailout talks last fall, you have to have some kind of plan in place before you can expect any help. (Unless, of course...Read More»

old Saab
Volvo, Saab to Be Rescued by Swedish Government

Showing that economic troubles and auto industry woes are not confined to the U.S., Sweden just announced that it is releasing a 2.1 billion euro credit line/emergency loan for Volvo and Saab. AutoCar claim the money is both to help the automakers and safeguard Swedish jobs. A statement from the...Read More»

going down
GM Takes Drastic Action, Announces Record Production Cutbacks

"Reeling from a 41 percent drop in its November U.S. sales," says Automotive News, and not quite sure where the money to stay afloat will come from after yesterday's rejection of the domestic auto bailout deal, GM will cut about 30 percent of its North American production capacity during the first...Read More»

Saturn logo
GM Might Kill Saturn, Pontiac, Saab Says Rumor Mill

According to Bloomberg News on Wednesday, by way of Detroit News, GM is considering eliminating its Saturn, Pontiac, and Saab divisions. The move would ostensibly help it receive as much as $12 billion in federal assistance. As of late Wednesday, GM spokesman Steve Harris had no comment on the...Read More»

2009 Saab 9-3 Convertible 2.0T
L.A. Show Preview: 2009 Saab 9-3 Convertible

Historians called it the Reagan Era, and we were all lulled to sleep by the threat of national prosperity and peace through strength. So confident and secure in its future was Saab that, 25 years ago, it cut the top from its mid-size sedan and offered it to the world as a convertible. That kind of...Read More»

2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer 4-door 2WD LS Side Exterior View
TrailBlazer, Envoy Latest Casualties of War

GM has confirmed that the Moraine, Ohio, plant that builds GMT360 SUVs (Chevy TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, Saab 9-7x) will be shuttered just in time for Christmas. That's the lump of coal that 1,100 Moraine workers will be getting in their stockings this December 23. Originally, the plant was supposed...Read More»

2009 Honda Accord
Honda Boosts Accord Four-Cylinder Production

Ouch, this brutal economy. Even relatively stable companies like Honda are adjusting to the fuel-saving, penny-pinching times by trimming capacity and shifting production in favor of four-cylinders. The Detroit News reports Honda will change its game plan for Accord, Odyssey, Pilot, and Ridgeline...Read More»

2008 Saab 9-X Air BioHybrid Concept
2008 Saab 9-X Air Concept Bows in Paris

Saab's showing more of the 9-X Air BioHybrid concept, a new concept revealed at the Paris auto show this morning. The new concept's Speedster-like "Canopy Top" gives a different spin on the notion of a Saab convertible, while the rear deck maintains a certain height to provide better crash...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»

2008 Saab 9-3 4-door Wagon SportiCombi Angular Front Exterior View
Saab Spreads XWD Across 2009 9-3 Line

Putting a bunch of turbocharged torque through the front wheels alone can make for a car that likes to choose its own steering direction. Saab's been doing turbo front-drivers for decades, and the firm finally extends the AWD (pardon, XWD in Saab vernacular) option to all of the base 2.0T models in...Read More»

2010 Saab 9-4X
Spy Shots: 2010 Saab 9-4X

These are the best and most revealing spy photos of the new smaller SUV from Saab, the 9-4 X. The 2010 9-4 X will symbolize “the new Saab” and has been developed from the start to fit into the brand's portfolio--unlike recent offerings the 9-7X and 9-2X. The design is the product of Saab...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»

2010 Saab 9-4X
2010 Saab 9-4X Spy Shots

TheCarConnection.com's spies have caught the latest pics of the 2010 Saab 9-4X undergoing testing before a likely debut at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show in January. The prototype shown here is said to have a V-6 engine with about 284 horsepower and an automatic gearbox. It's most likely Saab's current...Read More»

2008 Saab Turbo X
School's In for Saab Driving Academy

Saab's Turbo X has arrived, and for the customers who ordered an all-black version of the first all-wheel-driven 9-3 earlier this year, it's time to go to school. To commemorate the arrival of the sedan- and wagon-bodied Turbo X, Saab says it's hosting a Driving Academy at Road Atlanta this week...Read More»

2010 Saab 9-4X Spied, Under All Those Bras

These are the first true pictures of the 2010 Saab 9-4X crossover vehicle, just captured by our spy photographers undergoing track testing. We first saw this body style at the Detroit Auto Show, being touted at as the 9-4X BioPower Concept, but Saab is obviously serious about bringing this to the...Read More»

Saab Fashions 9-X BioHybrid, Eco-Friendly Clothing

Think Project Runway meets the X-Games, and you have the basics for Saab's new line of clothing, conveniently introduced this week along with Saab's 9-X BioHybrid concept at the New York auto show. The Pure BioPower Eco Clothing Collection clothing line, Saab says, combines "form and function with...Read More»

2004 Saab 9-5 Linear
2008 Saab 9-X BioHybrid

The schedule of press conferences for the Geneva auto show is packed, with each brand getting only fifteen minutes for its presentation to the press. So it's no surprise that manufacturers want to use the evening before to draw attention to their new model. Last night, Saab chose to preview its...Read More»

The Car Connection Daily Headlines
I agree to receive emails from the site. I can withdraw my consent at any time by unsubscribing.
Thank you! Please check your email for confirmation.