SAAB 9-5 presented in Russia

Finally  the 9-5 has reached Russia. The official importer Armand Import CIS  has presented the car 5th August for the members of saab clubs and 8th August for everyone, who had registered. 

 

Around 300 potential buyers had registered for both presentations. The visitors received different souvenirs such as Tshirts, baseball caps etc.

As it was already mentionned, the first deliveries are expected in September-October, but it depends on the production start in Trollhattan. Now the 9-5 as the 9-3 are getting certified for the Russian market

The car was well received, so now we are waiting for the official price-list which is coming soon I hope.

While the internal work is in progress there is another remarkable thing. Armand is willing to open the SAAB Concept Store at Armand Lounge in the very center of Moscow where a showroom will be combined with a lounge cafe. To place a real car in a showroom with a beautiful illunination in the night with the possibility to get some drinks after work is a great idea!

Thanks Nikolay from www.saablog.ru for the pictures

Andrew-V
Member

It’s a strong act! Neither more nor less! Still here in Russia there is either unreasonable or too risky business.

GrumpyGriffin
Member

A car in a tent, not exactly a big budget launch?

rune
Member

Grumpy: One step at a time… One step at a time…

Armand’s plans for a showroom in the middle of Moscow sounds more important than spending a huge amount of cash on the launch itself.

Good report ValS!

TonymacUK
Member

Grumpy, get the Malt out!

Andrew-V
Member

Show room, stuff, dealer contracts, all anew

Roamer
Member

The presentation was nice, a lot of interested in 9-5 people. Also this photos are from the pre-official premiere exclusively for saab fans internet community, which took place on 5th of Augaust.

900 classic cab
Guest

An act of courage. Let’s hope it sells well !

m!ko
Member

that’s a brave step into big market, hope the sales will be satisfying, cause we know, the drivers will be satisfied for sure 🙂 griffin up Russia!

dcpattie
Member

I have no idea how strong the Saab name is in Russia but I’d think it would sell well in Russia’s nordic regions such as St. Petersburg.

Jarkko
Member

I think a robust car like Saab should interest the Russians as the roads are not so good. And the temperature suits Saab, too – the winters. And it’s a big market.
So all the success (and production to start – only then some cars can be sold)!

Peter Gilbert
Member

I just found this today in Pravda. It is comforting that the safest car in the world will be available in Russia!

http://english.pravda.ru/society/stories/10-08-2011/118701-flying_moose-0/

gunteman
Member

“Car accidents with the participation of moose occur on a regular basis in Russia”

With the participation of moose? 🙂

katar1na
Member

Haha – nice comment…

Well, it sure makes my fantasy spinn off 😉

Poor mooses…

Andrew-V
Member

Two week ago I’ve met a real elk when I drove within Sant Petersburg suburb. But nevertheless he was finnish elk rather than american because of nearby of Russia / Finland borderland.
I suppose they fear Saabs… Anyhow the elk crossed road like scared cat.

katar1na
Member

CONGRATULATIONS, RUSSIA =)

Sad to see you didn´t get a Nocturne Blue or something more colorful…

As mentioned above – you will appreciate SAAB especially in the winter!
Both safe and fun and reliable.

CurtInFalcon
Member

Best of luck to Saab on their Russian sales. I hope that the cars sell well and that the Russian customers are happy with their new Saabs. Now, we just need to get production going again! Na zdarovya!

andys
Member

95aero v6 about $100000 in Russia, who will buy?

Andrew-V
Member

Dear Andys, where are 100 000 usd from? As announced previously the 9-5 prices will be on level of A6. That’s from 58 k$ on russian market (or from 41 kEuros). But final prices have not been nominated yet.

Andrew-V
Member

For instance now E-class special series is being sold for 60k$, S80 T5 for 48k$ (in Saint Petersburg).

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