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April 29, 2013 in Press Releasse
There was enormous interest in the 78 unique Saabs at KVD’s car auction held at the beginning of April. The greatest interest was reserved for the few 9-5 Aero Sportcombi 2012 models that were for sale and the Saabs’ new owners are spread across Europe.
The auction of the unique Saab cars ended on 3rd April and received a lot of attention, both in Sweden and internationally. The most expensive was a Saab 9-5 Aero Sportcombi, where the winning bid came in at 364,000 SEK. There was then a Saab 9-4X 3.0 V6 XWD at 350,000 SEK, followed by a Saab 9-5 2.0 TiD4 Vector Sportcombi, which sold for 319,500 SEK.
- Saab Automobile Parts AB continues to expand and is setting up subsidiaries in Norway and Finland
- The establishment of subsidiaries ensures continued sales of Saab Genuine spare parts in the Scandinavian market
- Saab Automobile Parts AB has established ten subsidiaries in total since the company became independent
- The subsidiaries will create structural conditions for the development of the business
- The Scandinavian market is important in the company’s future strategy
Saab Automobile Parts AB continues to expand its business by establishing subsidiaries in Norway and Finland. During the past year the company has established subsidiaries in nine European countries and in the important North American market.The new companies in Norway and Finland are wholly owned subsidiaries of Saab Automobile Parts AB, headquartered in Nykoping, Sweden.
National Electric Vehicle Sweden’s sister company, Beijing National Battery Technology, increases the production capacity significantly. For 2013 the production capacity of the existing facility is already fully sold out to external customers.
THINKING OF SELLING YOUR SAAB?
■ Saab Parts UK is operating a national used car locator for participating dealers
■ Car locator generates over 5,000 hits per month
■ Used Saab sales remain strong
■ Participating Saab Dealers are keen to buy your Saab
■ Offers an easy, quick and best price alternative if you are selling
March 1, 2013 in Press Releasse
SAAB STILL ACTIVE IN THE UK SUPPORTING OWNERS
Over 65 years Saabs have become synonymous with stylish aesthetics and robust build quality. Perfecting the art of turbocharging to optimise both performance and economy, a number of Saabs have developed an enthusiastic following, like the 900T16S. Some have even transcended into icons for the brand, like the 9-3 Convertible.
Originally introduced in 1986, Saab offered a real alternative for the discerning buyer looking for a premium convertible. Comprehensively equipped and powered by efficient 2.0-litre turbocharged engines and latterly strong diesels, the capacity and functionality of the full 4-seater soft top won over many hearts and minds. And with supply of some 35,000 units to the UK market over 25 years in production, the 9-3 Convertible remains relatively exclusive.
As the first convertible car to achieve the coveted 5 star NCAP rating, the 9-3 Convertible is something of a secret amongst Saab enthusiasts and not widely acknowledged by the market at large. Offering motoring style in abundance, coupled with low running costs, the Saab Convertible is a real used car bargain.
With Spring just around the corner, it will soon be time for all those Convertibles to take to the roads. And to help prepare your car for the season ahead, Saab Parts UK is pleased to announce a Spring Service Offer for all Saabs, including a free MoT in March, for £299. Available exclusively at Authorised Saab Service Centres and using trained technicians to fit genuine Saab parts provides further peace of mind from a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty.
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This morning I received an email from Tim Colbeck which contained the following press release about the Saab Secure Program being released today which will give a Limited Lifetime Protection Plan on internal engine components. Tim wanted to give us the SAABSUNITED community an advance copy of the release and once again, I thank him for always having the Saab customer in mind in all he does.
Here is the Press-Release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 10, 2013
Saab Automobile Parts North America Launches Saab Secure Program for recent Saab Owners
- Program makes available a Limited Lifetime Protection Plan on internal engine components for 2010 and 2011 Model Year Saab owners for no initial cost.
- Offers affordable extended vehicle service contract coverage, backed by a respected industry partner.
- Program complements the recent agreement between Saab Automobile Parts North America and General Motors to provide warranty services on 2009 and prior model year vehicles.
- Saab Automobile parts North America has created an infrastructure to ensure Saab Owners have access to Saab Genuine Parts, Accessories and Service for many years to come.
Today, Saab Automobile Parts North America (SPNA) announced its Saab Secureprogram. The program was developed to support those 2010 and 2011 model year Saab owners left without warranty coverage due to the bankruptcy of Saab Automobile AB in Sweden.
All 2010 and 2011 model year Saab vehicle owners are eligible to come in for a no charge initial oil change and service, which includes BG Products, Inc. engine oil additives. This service initiates the Limited Lifetime Protection Plan backed by BG. As long as the owner continues to service their vehicle within the required intervals and at a Saab Official Service Center, the protection plan will continue for the life of the vehicle.
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NEVS has entered a long time partnership with the City of Qingdao in China’s Shandong-province. Qingdao initially invests SEK 2 billion, obtaining a 22 percent ownership share of NEVS through a directed share issue. Further investments will be made in a joint venture company in China. NEVS is headquartered in Trollhättan, Sweden where product development and manufacturing is located.
Qingdao’s investment in NEVS will be made in successive stages, and provides NEVS with a financially stable investor, as well as a business partner which provides access to a key market. The City of Qingdao has, through its investment company Qingdao Qingbo Investment Co, Ltd, signed a contract with NEVS’ parent company National Modern Energy Holdings Ltd. and with National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB (NEVS).
”This agreement provides financial resources that form an important contribution to enable implementation of the NEVS business plan,” said NEVS Chairman Karl-Erling Trogen.
Press Release from Saab Parts UK
- Saab Platinum Service only £399
- Includes engine flush and fuel treatment
- Plus six months free Saab Secure Warranty cover
- All-inclusive price covers parts, labour and VAT charges
Following the success of Saab’s fixed price servicing offer, Saab Parts UK and its national network of Authorised Service Centres has enhanced its value for money aftersales package with the introduction of its new Platinum Service.
Saab wants to make sure that your vehicle is running smoothly and that it remains in first-class condition at all times, and having your vehicle serviced regularly will maintain the vehicle’s overall performance and optimise fuel economy.
Competitively priced at £399, the Saab Platinum Service includes a fixed price service – a value for money alternative to the standard service. All the basic checks on your Saab are covered and a thorough and detailed vehicle inspection and road test that covers brakes, tyres, steering systems and fluid levels are carried out.
Included in the price is an engine flush and fuel treatment which cleans the engine’s fuel and oil system plus six months free Saab Secure Warranty, which covers most of the vehicle’s original mechanical and electrical components and offers Saab customers peace of mind for future motoring needs.
All work is carried out by Saab factory trained technicians, who have the experience and expertise to maintain customers’ cars in the best mechanical condition, servicing them to manufacturer’s specifications and using only Saab Genuine Parts that are covered by a two-year parts and labour warranty.
Commenting on Saab’s new Platinum Service offer, David Leighton, Business Development Manager at Saab Parts UK, said: “The Saab Platinum Service is the crème de la crème of aftersales service packages. We want to offer customers a service that covers all the key elements in vehicle servicing and will guarantee an unbeatable combination of value for money packages offering quality servicing and expertise. Customers can enjoy peace of mind knowing that their Saab is being looked after by our trained Saab technicians who only use Genuine Saab parts and will keep their Saab a Saab.”
For full details of what is included in the Platinum Service and find your nearest Saab Service Centre simply visit www.saab.co.uk
October 16, 2012 in Press Releasse
One of the world’s most up-to-date battery manufacturing plants is now operational in Beijing. It has been established by the owner of National Electric Vehicle Sweden (the manufacturer of the future Saab cars), National Modern Energy Holdings Ltd., which has started manufacturing of batteries for electric-drive buses and cars through its wholly owned subsidiary State Power Group in China.
The new battery manufacturer is named Beijing National Battery Technology and is owned by State Power Group (75 percent) together with company management (25 percent).The batteries are based on Japanese engineering using LFP (lithium iron phosphate, LiFePO4) technology. They deliver high energy density: 146 Wh/kg, exceeding the current offering in the electric vehicle market.