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Neo Brothers – Easter Special On Genuine Wind Deflectors For The 9-3 Sport

April 20, 2014 in News

Hi All,

May we start by wishing you all a very happy Easter.

For this weekend only we are offering GENUINE Saab wind deflectors for the 9-3 Sport at the bargain price of only £235.00 including vat!

This limited time offer can be found at the below link on our website, don’t miss out on this offer as it will expire on Tuesday!

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Wind Deflector, Genuine Saab 9-3 Sport Convertible

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SAABs in Motorsport 2014

April 18, 2014 in News

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Photo: Team Per Eklund Motorsport

In the last two weeks, agreements have become clear that means we will see SAABs in two different motorsport championships.

The first announcement came early in April, then it become clear that the Swedish driver Ramona Karlsson will be driving for Team Per Eklund Motorsport in this years FIA World Rallycross Champrionship (World RX). THis is the first female driver in the Supercar class, and at this moment it’s decided that she will drive 7 of 12 rounds. She will of course be at the start line in Höljes (Sweden) the first weekend in July, and the work is in progress for that she maybe can drive more then the 7 rounds that already decided. Henning Solberg from Norway is the secound driver in Team Per Eklund Motorsport.

The Supercar class is the most extreme class in Rallycross, cars have a 1.6- or a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine with around 600hp. All engines that the original vehicle manufacturer has delivered in the actual model can be used as a base for building a supercar-engine, there is no standard engine in this class that everyone has to use. The car goes from 0-100 in around 2 seconds, and of course they have all-wheel drive and a sequential manual gearbox. Every car in the 2.0-litre class have to at least weight 1320kg including the driver.

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Photo: PWR Racing Team

This week it also become clear that NEVS initiates collaboration with PWR Racing Team in the STCC (Swedish Touring Car Championship). In a press release the team manager at PWR, Daniel Haglöf, says “- I am absolutely delighted that we have been chosen to run the 9-3 and represent Nevs in STCC. We both have a vision for collaboration and a shared vision of what we expect in the season.” The other owner of PWR Racing Team, Peter “Poker” Wallenberg jr, is also enthusiastic about this; “- Both Nevs and PWR are young company and we now want to help each other grow.”

Presentation of who’s going to drive the cars will be later in April.
“- It is an interesting driver line-up, this much I can say, and one of the reasons why we want to be involved in this venture, says Jonas Hernqvist, sales and marketing director at NEVS.”

 

 

Personally I think it’s exciting that NEVS choose to corporate with a motorsport team, but probably we can’t expect it to be like the time with the factory-team (where Per Eklund had great success in the 70′s), but a cooperation is good, and obviously a great way for NEVS to show up.

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Nevs and Orio AB sign agreement on global spare parts supply for the new Saab cars

April 15, 2014 in NEVS, Press Releasse, SAAB Parts

National Electric Sweden AB, Nevs, has ensured the spare parts supply for the newly manufactured Saab cars by an agreement with Orio AB, former Saab Automobile Parts AB.

The signed agreement now ensures the supply of spare parts for the new Saab customers. The global distribution agreement guarantees that spare parts for the new Saab 9-3 cars manufactured by Nevs in Trollhättan, Sweden, can also be ordered from Orio AB. For service and repairs as well as warranty measures, Nevs guides its customers to the existing Saab Service Centers.

“Our new Saab customers can now be confident that the long term supply of spare parts is ensured through established Saab service centers. Both Orio AB and Nevs are glad to forge closer ties between the two companies, as our agreement gives all Saab owners a high service level”, said Jonas Hernqvist, Director Sales and Marketing of Nevs.

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On December 2nd Orio and NEVS signed a letter of intent now they have signed the final agreement which is good for new and old Saab drivers. New drivers get access to a network of well educated Saab garages and mechanics, and old Saab drivers have now the certainty that Orio is here to stay and will have some more weight when asking a supplier to produce some spares for older Saab cars.

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Saab Parts Offers Direct Assistance to Owners

April 14, 2014 in News

SAAB PARTS OFFERS DIRECT ASSISTANCE TO OWNERS
• Saab Parts UK launches “click to chat” facility on their website
• Customers are conveniently connected to friendly, knowledgeable UK based advisors
• Owners are provided with an instant response to their query
• Click to chat brings owners and Saab Parts closer together

Swedes have long since integrated IT into their modern lives, regularly topping country tables in terms of internet usage per head of population. Given the vast geography of the country, new technology is enabling people to keep in ever closer contact with their friends, family and favourite brands.
Like many leading companies in their field, Saab Parts UK has now introduced a “click to chat” facility for any UK owners visiting their website. Selected via a “pop up box” at the bottom right of the homepage, you are instantly connected to a courteous and knowledgeable advisor, based in the UK, who can help answer your query quickly and save you time navigating around the website.
Announcing the new initiative, David Leighton, Sales and Marketing Manager said “click to chat is a great new way of helping Saab owners in a convenient, time saving way. Sometimes navigating a web-site can be a frustrating experience, especially if you are only searching for one item of information. Through Saab’s ‘click to chat’ facility you are instantly connected to an advisor, who can help you answer your query on the spot, or shortly afterwards via a fully tracked follow-up.”
“In the first few days of going live, click to chat has already made a noticeable difference, resulting in a number of new service club members being registered, various service and repair bookings being confirmed, plus an extended vehicle warranty sale being completed”, continued David Leighton. “In providing “click to chat” we are helping add a personal dimension to our website, putting owners in live, direct contact with us, and reinforcing the continuity of Saab with quality aftersales care.”
To see the comprehensive range of Saab fixed price service and repairs or ask a question directly to Saab Parts at a convenient point to you simply visit the Saab Parts UK homepage www.saabparts.com/en-gb/uk .

For further information please contact:
Saab Parts UK
Unit 40, Innovation Centre
University Way
Cranfield
Bedfordshire
MK43 0TB
Tel: 01234 756800
e-mail: customercare@parts.saab.com

The ‘Impossible’ made Possible – Unique Saabs road legal in Sweden

April 12, 2014 in News

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READY FOR TAKEOFF! Michel Annink 1.6t Aero, Markus Lafrentz 2.0T Aero XWD and Jörgen Carlsson Vector TTiD4.
Picture: Saab Car Museum

TROLLHÄTTAN SWEDEN:

The Saab enthusiast Jögen Carlsson from Bor (a small town in Sweden, Småland), bought his NG9-5 SportCombi Vector TTiD4 on the KVD auction in December the 16th, 2012. The 10th of April 2014 turned out to be a day full of joy, the wagon passed the car registration and is now road legal in Sweden, nearly 16 months after the purchase. Markus Lafrentz and Michèl Annink was present with their SportCombi’s to support Jörgen Carlsson during the registration of his Vector.

 

Jörgen Carlsson was relieved when he received the written evidence that his unique Saab is now road legal. But the journey has been anything but easy. After the Saab enthusiasts Jörgen Carlsson and Michel Annink acquired their dream cars, the nightmare began to get their vehicles road legal. They both realized that it would be hard to get the cars registered since they never got the chance to get a so-called whole-vehicle approval before Saabs bankruptcy  Despite the positive attitude to the text ‘Sold At Bankruptcy Auction 2012 SAAB Collectible. Not allowed to be used in traffic ‘,
it turned out that the procedure to get the cars approved was rather complicated.

Despite the positive feedback and support from the Saab community and enthusiasts , they came to a grinding halt with the Swedish authorities. The Swedish Transport Agency (Transportstyrelsen) in Sweden was not accommodating. Authorities referred to the regulations: ‘-Test cars are not allowed to be registered for use on public roads’.

‘Even though the message itself (i.e. it would be impossible to get it on the road again) was repeated all over the media, it sounded strange to me. Why would it be impossible to get one of the world’s technologically advanced and safest cars refused that privilege?’ – Michel Annink

 A long quest to find a solution to get this unique car road-legal in Sweden had finally resulted in a positive result. Like it’s twin (at least from the perspective of the last two digits in the VIN) YS3GP5MG9C4000017, Jörgen’s car got permanently registered in Germany first before receiving its approval in Sweden. This now takes the number of 2012 SCs on Swedish plates to two (the story about the first one can be found here).

Source: 9-5sc2012.com

My own personal opinion to this amazing story: To me, it’s a huge relief that the swedish authorities finally had common sense to approve these cars. And I want to salute the owners who fought so hard to get these cars road legal. You made the ‘ impossible ‘ possible once again, and I am pleased to see your passion for SAAB.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Saab is so much more than ‘just a car’..

Saab is love, a passion, a lifestyle, and no one can ever take it away from us.

 

And, obviously, it is proved once again that the impossible is not so impossible.

Neo Brothers – Price Drop On Performance And OE Replacement EBC Brake Kits!!

April 12, 2014 in Neo Brothers, News

Hi All,

We have dropped the prices on both our EBC Performance and our EBC replacement brake kits!

These great can be found at our website, please follow the below links:

EBC Performance Brake Kits

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EBC Replacement Brake Kits

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If you have any questions with regards to what brake kit you require for your car please don’t hesitate to contact us using the below details.

Neo Brothers Ltd
Enquiries@neobrothers.co.uk
0044 (0) 1992 719 280

www.neobrothers.co.uk

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TV4 Journalists who did great reporting about Saab are being closed down!

April 10, 2014 in News, Sweden

It was with shock this morning, that I read about the decision from Tv 4′s management in Stockholm to close down more or less all local stations all over Sweden. The Tv 4 Väst station in Trollhättan has always been a great source of information about Saab over the years. The reporters who worked there really did their homework and had a very good grip on what was going on, they could analyze the situation and give a balanced view in interviews which I thought was some of the best reporting I’ve ever seen.

To lose the competence of local well educated reporters who can give more than the “standard questions” will be a great loss for Tv 4 but also a great loss for NEVS and Saab as a brand but I fear that the ones who will suffer the most is the public.

We at SaabsUnited wish the people of Tv 4 Väst best of luck, we thank you for your amazing work with Saab!

Tv4 Väst did a great story about DJA880, the last Saab. As you can see the staff of Tv 4 Väst also drove a Saab!

Tv4 Väst did a great story about DJA880, the last Saab. As you can see the staff of Tv 4 Väst also drove a Saab!

Dragon Saab ‘Spring Roll’

April 4, 2014 in News

This Sunday 6th April sees the first event of 2014 for Dragon Saab, the recently formed Saab Owners Club Group for South Wales here in the UK. Due to the very good reception the group has received since it’s formation plus the support of GWS and South West Saab’s we are now up to 25 cars for this event!!

The ‘Spring Roll’ rally will kick off with an early morning gathering at a local service area then travel in convoy to the Cardiff Bay Barrage where we have gained special permission from the harbour authority and barrage manager to be able to take our cars across the barrage which is closed to traffic but has a roadway for service vehicles. They have even set aside a special parking area for us so we can park up for a couple of hours to take in the spectacular Cardiff Bay and surrounding scenery. This should prove to be a wonderful photographic opportunity.

Cardiff Bay

Once we leave the barrage we will then proceed along the Welsh Heritage coastline taking in a number of beauty spots along the way with a stop at the beautiful Ogmore beach. From there we will head back towards Cardiff via a different route with a stop at Duffryn House and finally a late lunch to round off what promises to be a spectacular event, not just for those attending but also for anybody seeing our 25 strong convoy of beautiful Saab’s covering a distance of some 75 miles.

I will compile a detailed report of our event next week along with some great photographs, in the meantime if you would like to visit our website www.dragonsaab.co.uk and look under forthcoming events you will find a lot more information. Finally, if anybody reading this wishes to join the convoy then please email me at mplsab@hotmail.com.

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SOTW “The Beast”

March 30, 2014 in News, Sotw

This weeks SOTW comes from Dr.Os here in the UK, at first glance a 9-3 Aero but as you can see from the picture there are a few differences and they don’t stop there. Read Os’s words below.

The car is a Saab 9-3 Aero Sports Saloon 2003 model. It has enjoyed only the one owner since new. The performance and visual creations of the car started off in 2007 with a Saab City dealership T9 upgrade package. 

Since 2007, the car has undergone a complete and extensive metamorphoses, from the factory produced variant into what I lovingly refer to as “The Beast”. 

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Saab Factory thursday evening

March 20, 2014 in News

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Germany gets the badges.

March 18, 2014 in News

We had great news yesterday from Germany.

The free bonnet badge offer is available at Saab Service Garages across the country.
Please see local websites for full information.

I think it might be safe to say that this is rolling out across Europe. We have not heard about anywhere else as yet.