Well, Saab Cars North America rolled out the Hirsch Performance Upgrade to the US dealer body September 1, 2011. Now it’s our turn.
With this one line sent to Canadian dealers this week, I am pleased to say that Hirsch is on its way to Canada. All Canadian dealers have received pricing sheets that cover off all upgrades for performance and accessories. The performance upgrades will take a little longer to be available as dealers just now are starting to put together orders for the iPro tool needed to perform the upgrades. That being said, all accessories are available now to order from Hirsch. A bonus that I wasn’t aware of is that even if your Saab dealer is not an authorized Hirsch dealer for the performance side of things, you can still get all other accessories from your dealer that Hirsch is offering to the Canadian market. If your dealer is not a performance dealer yet, go and talk to them about doing a performance upgrade because as with anything, if you show interest they may just decide to sign up because they would now see the potential because you are asking for it. Hirsch offers a lot of accessories, from a complete carbon fiber body kit with grill and diffuser for a price of just over $6000 plus install to the simplest of things, a Hirsch Performance badge for only $21.54.
For the performance minded enthusiast, take your 2007 or newer 9-3 and increase your horse power to 240hp or bring your new generation 9-5 XWD up to 330hp. The list of what you can do to personalize your Saab has just gotten a lot bigger and the nice thing with Hirsch and what they have to offer is that when installed by the dealer, it’s backed by warranty and you can do accessory upgrades a little at a time to keep it cost effective. This has been long awaited in the Canadian market and gives dealers the opportunity to sell more than just the great Saab cars and brings a different level of car ownership to the customer.
Check this SaabsUnited car out. It has just about everything Hirsch has to offer on it. We have read many posts on SU over the years about the Hirsch product and what Tim and others have done to personalize their cars the way they want them and now is our chance across North America to do the same. Both Canada and the US can now offer the Hirsch product at Saab dealers and we look forward to working with our customers to make their Saab all that they want it to be. With all the up and down news that we have had for the last six months or so, hopefully this post will cause some excitement for some of us here and rather than thinking finally or it’s about time, we can start planning, I’m going to get this done or that done. Enjoy your Saab, if you’re not in the market for a new Saab, Hirsch your Saab and make it new to you again.