Finally, some visual confirmation of Saabs landing downunder. It’s been a LONG time since we’ve been able to show images like these.
The first shipment arrived a week or so ago and the new cars are various models of Saab 9-3, including the Saab 9-3x, as you can see. These cars are shown arriving at Brisbane Prestige Group in Queensland (and my thanks to Kevin for sending me the pics).
The Saab 9-3x will be the focus of the first Saab Australia media activities in absolutely ages. The Saab 9-5 launch will be held later in the year, after the first 9-5s arrive.
There was an article in The Australian last weekend. According to the article, the shipment was made up of 75 vehicles, which will be distributed around the nation’s 11 signed-up dealers. Saab Oz have already stated that they’re looking to add a few more in key locations.
And about the photos above, that Brisbane dealership sure looks a lot better now than what it did a few weeks ago, when the floods came through.
They’ve done a fantastic job of cleaning up there.
Oh, and there’s a part of that article in The Australian that makes it sound like I’m about to buy my ninth new Saab. I’ve not owned 8 new Saabs in the past and I didn’t indicate that I have. I simply told the journo that I’d like to buy a new one some time in the near future, and that I’ve had 8 Saabs up until now. Misrepresented, but no harm, no foul.