On the September print edition of Autoweek, a US car magazine, has a two-sider, albeit with not much text, on Saab.
On the left side there is an article on Jason Castriota. It really doesn’t say much we doesn’t already know.
But they also say things I don’t know like this,
Castriota is now tasked with helping to generate buzz for the launch of the 9-4X crossover….
And a quote from Jason Castriota that makes me say, the next Saab convertible is mine.
You don’t want to produce the most provocative thing in the world when you’re trying to sell 500,000 [units].
And on the right side there is a small article on Tim Colbeck and his presentation in Los Angeles in August.
Tim Colbeck talks about a lot of things like finance, current models and new models, and there are two or three statements from him on new models that are quite interesting.
…That will be followed by a fresh 9-3 in early 2013. Colbeck described it as a car that takes design cues from the company’s heritage, but it has a bit of edginess to it.
This is about the next 9-3, but he also talked about the small Saab, I prefer to call it small Saab than 9-2/9-1.
Colbeck said that Saab CEO Victor Muller and design director Jason Castriota are reviewing about five designs for a modern reimagining of the 92.
And a last quote on the possible future naming convention for Saab cars. We talked about returning to the 900, or maybe getting rid of the dash so the 9-3 would become a 93, but what do you think about this option?
Future Saabs could also get names instead of numbers.
I’m confident that on Monday something has to happen, and after that we will talk more about the cars than on the finances.
And thanks to Jan H-F for the scans.