Saab US Sales August 2011

How Saab continues to sell this many cars under these circumstances is beyond me. Well done,  US dealers. Sales are up over 25% over August 2010. Perhaps RedJ’s prediction was low? I certainly hope so.

Notice that 9-4X sales are picking up well, but I expect with the right promotion this to be Saab’s #1 seller in the US.

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Pedro
Member
5 years 29 days ago

Sorry for coming across as a ba$tard for being so blunt, but they sell because the unsold inventory is on lots.

It is quite interesting that sales haven’t gone to close to zero, showing there’s a small but vibrant SAAB enthusiasts community in the US. The stock to sales info is also interesting to see. I’d be very interested at finding average transdaction prices compared to MSRP; that would be valuable information to add to the stock and unit sales statistics, so the analysis could be more complete. 😉

JH
Member
5 years 29 days ago

How Saab continues to sell this many cars under these circumstances is beyond me too. But I’m not complaining! 😉

spacy
Guest
5 years 29 days ago

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Good figures, considering……..and alot of $/£/€/korona sitting on US soil, that Saab could do with in the Bank….

Red J
Member
5 years 29 days ago

terry,
cars on US soil have already been paid by the US dealers. So no cent goes to Saab from those cars.

Ronnie_Rad
Member
5 years 29 days ago

That new Saab CEO is doing a great job if you ask me.

Those 9-5s are selling quite well considering the cloud of trouble that continues to hang over the brand!

Good job Saab USA

Ronnie_Rad
Member
5 years 29 days ago

ah should read Head of Saab USA, not Saab CEO.

Doh !

Kurt Schirm
Member
5 years 29 days ago
Tim Colbeck is a great new COO for Saab North America and will do many great things for the Saab in the US in the future. He is definitely the right executive for the job. However the US sales success in August relative to the storm of negative news is 100% on the backs of a hard fighting dealer network and their sales force. We deserve all the credit on this one: the dealers made this happen virtually unassisted. The very loyal and optimistic customer base deserves a very special thanks. These are the ones who are fully aware of… Read more »
CYQB
Member
5 years 29 days ago

+1 same in Canada

AJ Murphy
Member
5 years 29 days ago

Kurt,
You took the words out of my mouth.
AJM

Rogge
Member
5 years 29 days ago

I’m happy now! Saab sells a good thing for the different markets. And even though the factory has stood still for a long time. So with those numbers now what should it not be when saab will start again and bring new products .. It will of course be suckse Saab course to take market share. It’s something I’m sure:) My idea falls a little on the concept car Phoenix ….. I think you all understand ….

Kimberly
Member
5 years 29 days ago
Some advertising pushing the 9-4x couldn’t hurt. I took a close look at one at the dealer the other day and will be taking a closer look tomorrow – it looks like a really nice vehicle. There are some problems: on saabusa, the “Build Your Saab” page doesn’t offer the 9-4x as an option. You can get to it via the vehicle menu, but it needs to be absolutely in-your-face obvious if you want to reach the widest possible audience, which is something Saab needs to do right now. Also, $48010 MSRP? Really? The BMW X3 (xDrive35i) is $41,050, and… Read more »
Jake
Member
5 years 29 days ago

How about an X5, huh? You’re forgetting that the 9-4X is roughly an X5-sized vehicle…

RS
Member
5 years 29 days ago

Yep. The 9-4X is a bit shorter but significantly wider than the X5.

Quixcube
Member
5 years 29 days ago
In most areas the 9-4x splits the difference between the two BMWs. I like that about it. The rear seat is smaller than the X3 in the 9-4x though (in leg room and head room) but it has more shoulder room. It holds more stuff in the back with the seat up, but when the seat is down the X3 holds more. The thing that bugs me most is that it is as long as the X5, but has the wheelbase of the X3. I don’t like long noses or tails. Curb weight: X3 @ 4,222 9-4x @ 4,650 X5… Read more »
RS
Member
5 years 28 days ago

Quixcube, I stand corrected about the width of the two cars. I got the number for the Saab obviously with side mirrors incl. Saab 2080 mm and 2197 mm for the X5.

So why the doesn’t Saab USA have the features and specs for the 9-4X up on their pages by now?!

meg haviland
Member
5 years 28 days ago

Kim, there is a build your own option for the 9-4X. Instead of the “build your own” option tab, go under first tab “Vehicles” and 9-4X is 5th Saab over and “Build your own is there :).

saabman
Member
5 years 29 days ago
These US figures are encouraging, given the circumstances. One advantage in this case is the fact that many (if not most) US buyers purchase cars off the lot, even new ones, rather than ordering custom built cars. So, there’s plenty of inventory for now–though, I’ve noticed a dearth of new 9-3s at some local dealers in Boston. It is also the case that many Saab dealers have been offering substantial sales, from $4,000 up to $10,000 off. SCNA members can get an additional $500 off on new vehicles. I’d imagine that they are aware of the news, though. It shows… Read more »
Pedro
Member
5 years 28 days ago

Interesting info; thanks!
$4K to $10K on the hood plus $500 additional make for very interesting deals.

100%Saab
Member
5 years 29 days ago

Don’t forget the new 2008 Turbo X sitting on the lot in Lubbock unsold. (if your counting 2009 9-7X)

Jake
Member
5 years 29 days ago

Wait, an unsold NEW TurboX? Sounds too good to be true… Are they holding on to it so that it can become a collector item because of its low miles, or is it used?

peter
Member
5 years 29 days ago

I wondered what happened to that Turbo-X. It has not been on Scoggin-Dickey’s website for almost two years in either their new or pre-owned sections.

What do they want for it? Has it hit 1000 miles yet?

zippy
Member
5 years 29 days ago
peter
Member
5 years 28 days ago

Well then. It will no doubt remain a permanent fixture of their inventory.

E
Member
5 years 29 days ago

Speaking of the TurboX … if anyone is interested in a used TurboX, I’m likely going to part with mine ONLY because it doesn’t hold a family of 4 comfortably for long distances. With our new 9-4X and our 2010 9-5 Aero, my X is holding the short straw I”m afraid. It is a stick, has navigation, and under 16K miles on the odometer. 4 yr/50K warranty goes through Aug 12. If interested, please PM me. I’ll likely get it up on Autotrader by the end of next week …

zippy
Member
5 years 29 days ago

God I wish I had the cash as Id love a TurboX. I officially own my car in 4 days!!! 🙂

SPG900NY
Member
5 years 28 days ago

Can’t figure out how to PM you — is it a wagon or sedan, where are you, and what do you want for it?

E
Member
5 years 27 days ago

It’s a sedan, manual, and with nav. We plan to list it on autotrader dot com for $24,449, which is about 3K below KBB. To be honest, I thought clicking my name led to a PM, but I guess the site doesn’t support it. (I clicked your name and saw pictures of your awesome cars though!) If you’re interested, shoot me an e-mail at productions at seascapefilms dot com. We’re in north western Louisiana. Cheers.

StefanH STHLM
Member
5 years 29 days ago

I´m curious about where all the 1000 units of my11 of 9-4x ended up? They were dedicated US afaik.
Ytd 82 + stock 275 = 357
Thought they´ve started the my12 by now?
No criticism, only curious. 🙂
Good work, US!

Red J
Member
5 years 29 days ago

Stefan, not all cars have been delivered to the dealers.
MY12 Production start was scheduled for September 15th, according to AN.
And yes, MY11 was a US-only MY.

E
Member
5 years 27 days ago
Any MY11 9-4Xs that Saab dealers ordered which were not made before the production line stopped for MY swapover, rolled over to MY12. For example, the Memphis dealership ordered 5 9-4Xs, but only received one. The other 4 are still “on order”, but now listed as MY12 ones. I should also point out that the Memphis dealership then went out and made offers on 9-4Xs from other closing Saab dealers here in the US, and now have quite the selection … including several of the hard-to-find Moreland Bronze. An Aero Pearl Ice one arrives there early next week also …… Read more »
Red J
Member
5 years 27 days ago

BTW,
Moreland Bronze is the 9-4x colour.

I still have to see it IRL, but from the pictures I’ve seen till now, it makes the car look best.

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