As you probably know, besides Germany Saab toured in Austria as well, showing the 9-5 SC and 9-4X at dealers. I’m living not far from Vienna, so I decided to go and see the lovely new and hopely soon produced new ships. Saab Oberlaa was the target because of being there once already and seen there the new 9-5 sedan for the first time in reality.
Both, the 9-5 Sport Combi as well as the 9-4X were at the place. Of course in Aero. A bit nostalgic feeling came, because the 9-4X was exactly the same car presented at SaabsUnited Oktoberfest in Trollhattan. A petrol 2.8 Turbo6 XWD, nice 300 HP / 400 Nm and really good equipped. Great sound system. The 9-5 SC was a bit different from the one at Oktoberfest, the tour car was the BioPower version. Again a very fine and robust feeling from outside as well as from inside. Well I would like to have them both, if that would be tomorrow I wouldn’t resist at all 🙂
The Aero versions have also very nice dashboard, much more attractive than the other versions. Large trunks on both cars are showing their potential as practical and comfortable family cars.
The event was very fine and relaxed, people were coming and going as their time allowed them – it was a normal working Tuesday. The advantage of this was that everybody had enough time to explore the cars from all angles, sit down and develop a feeling about the car without being pressured by others waiting outside for their 2 minutes. People were using this and many of them were going detail after detail. As a Saab seller I would consider this as a most important point, because many of these people were really interested, in contrast to many auto show visitors, where it is easy to forget the most cars what you have seen.
The cars were located inside the showroom, so I hadn’t a chance to test drive them, but hoping to get a chance in some near future. Good luck Saab ! You’ll need it very soon.