Saab Independence Day in THN – who’s going?

Saab have announced a celebration event happening in Trollhattan to commemorate one year since being bought by Spyker Cars.

The Saab media page…..

Exactly one year after the sale of Saab Automobile was completed, employees will celebrate Saab’s first year of independence with an afternoon of presentations, awards and entertainment.

….and the Facebook page both give the smallest insight as to what’s happening:

On the 23rd of February we celebrate Saab’s one year anniversary as an independent car manufacturer. Want to join in on the virtual celebration? Just click attend the event, and stay posted here on the Page. Exciting things to come.

Click here to stay updated on the Facebook page.

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Exactly what this event will entail is still shrouded in mystery, however we have received some clues already.

Saab’s Geneva preview site indicates that there will be two premieres on the 23rd of February:

  • The Independence Edition Saab 9-3 Convertible
  • The Saab 9-3 Griffin range

So that’s something to look forward to. I’m not sure where those premieres will take place, but the Saab Museum might be a good bet.

Which leads us to ask the question – who’s going to be there?

I’ll bet all the Trollhattan locals who tune in here will be on site and I’ve got at least one mate from England who’s going to make his annual pilgrimage for this event. Anyone else heading along?

I wish I could make it there myself, but I’ve been commandeered by Saab Oz to do a presentation for their new dealer body as to what happened a year ago and the role that you all played in it 🙂

Tompa
Guest
5 years 7 months ago

Oh I so wish I could be there. But I´ll have to pass this time I´m afraid, since the event is held on a workday. But you never know you never know.

Cheers/Tom

Rune
Guest
Rune
5 years 7 months ago

A Wednesday… I sometimes pass through THN on Thursday evenings.

Very tempting. I might be able to make a stretch for it, but would be nice to know a little more first (at least a time and a place).

Troels, Denmark
Guest
5 years 7 months ago

I would really like to be there!
Unfortunately it seems to be at the same time, where I have to travel in the opposite direction, for an important product-development-meeting, regarding a new furniture-design of mine…

lol
Guest
lol
5 years 7 months ago

I bet on Vladimir ANTONOV presence……!!!
1 week before Geneva would be a great moment to announce some good news about financing business, to develop the 92 for example……..

Aero
Guest
Aero
5 years 7 months ago

Since I’m lucky enough to only live 1h from Thln I will take a vacation day and go there with my son.

Cerulean
Guest
Cerulean
5 years 7 months ago

So Swade, is this the start of a new career. Poacher turned gamekeeper?

GerritN
Guest
GerritN
5 years 7 months ago

+1

Tim R.
Guest
Tim R.
5 years 7 months ago

I will be there!

74stingray
Guest
74stingray
5 years 7 months ago

I am sure we’ll get some good coverage from the locals who frequent SU…. looking forward to it…

Red J
Guest
5 years 7 months ago

I don’t have the time to go there, but if I had I wouldn’t go.

I have the impression that Saab wants to make a private celebration with their employees, and they deserve it.

Jeff
Guest
Jeff
5 years 7 months ago

You’re almost an employee given all the time you spend doing work on Saab’s behalf 🙂

In all seriousness, I got the sense that the Saab staff are every bit as interested in celebrating the Saab community as they are an integral part of their comeback. Part of the fun of this new company is the close ties there are between customers, workers, dealers and management. If I was within 500 miles I’d be there.

GerritN
Guest
GerritN
5 years 7 months ago

Come on! What makes Saab special, imho, is that it pays attention to it’s extended family. I’m pretty certain that the employees wouldn’t mind.

Red J
Member
5 years 7 months ago

GerriN,
maybe you are right, but reading the Facebook announcement once again:

On the 23rd of February we celebrate Saab’s one year anniversary as an independent car manufacturer. Want to join in on the virtual celebration? Just click attend the event, and stay posted here on the Page. Exciting things to come.

you can see that they talk about people joining a virtual celebration.

GerritN
Guest
GerritN
5 years 7 months ago

Virtual beer, wine and cheese? Ugh.
Maybe someone should send an Email to their contacts at Saab to figure out if personal attendance is allowed and/or appreciated.

Jeff
Guest
Jeff
5 years 7 months ago

Don’t you just think that’s because they don’t want to invite people all the way to Trollhattan but still want to involve them as much as possible? Sort of a long journey for most of their fans on Facebook.

baas900i
Guest
baas900i
5 years 7 months ago

Good to see your booked in to do some pr work for Saab Australia. I think the pricing of 2011 models is way off what the Australian market will support and needs to be addressed asap.

E-LK
Guest
E-LK
5 years 7 months ago

Thanks for all you do Red J! we appreciate the Saab employees and you and Swade

Pat H
Guest
Pat H
5 years 7 months ago

Saab Australia has two main jobs imo

1. Let the Australian public know why they were all but gone, how they’re back, and that they’re here to stay.

2. Product line – models need to be a bit cheaper, and the equipment needs to be higher than standard. Include colour dash/speedometer etc ,satnavs, and high quality materials as standard in every single model .Get into consumer minds that Saab is a premium brand that is an alternative to bmw etc etc. Perhaps a good plan in the long run.

That being said, this is coming from someone knowing nothing on the inside.

baas900i
Guest
baas900i
5 years 7 months ago

RE: Saab Australia I would like the interior leather to reflect the quality that was offered in the 60th anniversary editions, 17 inch alloys as standard, dash facia upgrade, audio and sat nav upgrade, sports steering wheel with flat bottom, linear – vector – biopower – aero models [no add ons such as “sport” or a mix mash such as “linear biopower” or “vector biopower”], initial looks count for a lot, in my eyes the 9-3ss has always been a decent car.

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