Independence Day coming in Trollhattan

It’s just a few hours away from being February 23 here in Australia, but over in Trollhattan they’ve still got a bit of time to get their Independence Day celebrations ready.

Saabs United has a man on the ground in Trollhattan – my good mate Dave R from England was heading there anyway so he’s got the invitation I couldn’t fill myself, and will be emailing the occasional update as time progresses.

What can Dave expect to see?

TTELA have a quick rundown:

  • Music and events, including presentations from Saab’s senior executives
  • 300 special car-inspired cakes (I hope Dave gets one)
  • Saab 9-3 Independence Edition Convertible
  • Saab 9-3 Griffin
  • Saab 9-3 SportCombi TTiD under 120g/km
  • ……plus, a little Djup Strupe has mentioned that there may be a sneak peek of the Saab 9-5 SportCombi at around 1830. Wait and see. Might be for attendees only.

    Tompa
    Guest
    Tompa
    5 years 7 months ago

    Tomorrow will be an exciting day

    Rune
    Guest
    Rune
    5 years 7 months ago

    So, what was the final conclusion? Are we regular punters unofficially invited as well, or not?

    That said, I hope Dave ends up getting that nice convertible rather than the cake. 🙂

    (Dave, if you’re reading this, are you heading up north afterwards by any chance? Through, say, Mariestad? ;))

    Dave R
    Guest
    Dave R
    5 years 7 months ago

    Sorry Rune, heading back to England via Gothenburg on Thursday morning.

    Though hopefully I might see you and Anna at the Museum tomorrow evening.

    By the way, surely you are a ‘valued customer’, not a ‘regular punter’ 🙂

    Rune
    Guest
    Rune
    5 years 7 months ago

    It is very tempting to attend. I will see if I can leave early from work tomorrow… Traffic in Oslo won’t be so bad tomorrow though (winter holidays), so I might make it. 🙂

    And I think I was demoted to “regular punter” after my recent 9-5 off-road experience. (this week’s “froze my door shut” 9000 incident did not help much either)

    Gustaf
    Guest
    Gustaf
    5 years 7 months ago

    It would really be nice to go there, but I’m getting the feeling employees only…

    Robin M
    Guest
    5 years 7 months ago

    I’m so happy for the people at Saab and Trollhatta, I hope everybody has a fantastic day.

    Rob
    Guest
    Rob
    5 years 7 months ago

    The museum is open for everyone tomorrow, it´s “open house” 11-16 regular opening hours and then 18:30 to 22:00 with all the fun stuff 😉 Be there!

    RobertP
    Guest
    RobertP
    5 years 7 months ago

    Can anyone do a sneak of the cockpit then and see if the dash has changed?

    Red J
    Guest
    5 years 7 months ago

    Which cockpit ???

    I think there will be three different cars on the show. 😉

    RobertP
    Guest
    RobertP
    5 years 7 months ago

    I meant the 9-5… if the SC has an updated cockpit, I guess the Estate also has one 😉

    Phoenix
    Guest
    Phoenix
    5 years 7 months ago

    There is a new dash so I assume it will be available as standard or an option. And it looks good in my opinion.

    Jeff
    Guest
    Jeff
    5 years 7 months ago

    Dark wood grain right? It’s made of plastic?

    Yerrun
    Guest
    Yerrun
    5 years 7 months ago

    A quick check at the Saab museum learns us that it will be free entrance at the museum from 18:30 and the 9-5 wagon will be there. As well as coffee and cake. It hangs out on the window so it must be a public event!

    GML
    Guest
    GML
    5 years 7 months ago

    Independence from whom?

    Look… Don’t get me wrong. GM is garbage and good riddance. Saab is certainly m-o-r-e independent than before, but it is not independent. It’s owned by Spyker instead of GM. Granted, this is a MUCH better arrangement before, but I’m surprised no one has brought this up. It’s also surprising for WM and other members of the Saab Spyker board to describe Saab as independent.

    Just a thought.

    Red J
    Member
    5 years 7 months ago
    I don’t think you can compare GM with Spyker, I mean GM is slightly bigger than Spyker, but this is not the point. The point is, under GM, Saab was dependant on the decisions taken by GM, Saab had to use the parts other brands at GM were using, Saab had to develop the cars GM thought were best for Saab. Under Spyker the situation is slightly different, Saab can decide which engines are best for Saab, as Saab and Spyker use very different engines, Saab can decide how the platform Saab cars are/will be based on should look like,… Read more »
    Jörgen Trued - SUHRT
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    Jörgen Trued - SUHRT
    5 years 7 months ago

    I was phoned by a assistant editor at AMS asking me if I knew what was going on in Trollhättan. Information has been somewhat unclear. STCS says it is is an evening event at the Museum with a show of the 9-5 SC and cheap books…..
    Who are invited? Just VIPs and employees or any fan around the globe?

    Dave R
    Guest
    Dave R
    5 years 7 months ago

    My understanding from what was said at the Museum is that it is open to all from 18.30.

    Cake was mentioned. Perhaps now they will just have to order some more …….

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