The festival was worth going there, not only because of the cars and the talks with other “saabisti”, but because you learn lots of things of the past and maybe the future.
For example, by checking the VIN of the very last 9-5 wagon in the museum I’ve learned that my car “Redna” is one of the last 20 cars with the 2.3L engine. The ones with the 2.0L engine have a different serial number.
That if you have the time, you can take an 9-5 II sedan and a Opel Insignia S-W and make a 9-5 II SportWagon.
I don’t know why I haven’t made no picture of that car. 🙁
The 9-5 II SC site (9-5sc2012.com) is working on a write-up of the creation of the “Griffin”.
And that the SAAB Turbo word logo with that O looking like a turbine wheel look perfect everywhere.
But also that the NEVS 9-3 EV will have a less luxurious interior, without the alcantara and the piano black surfaces and the gear paddles on the wheel, as those had no function at all.
But also that NEVS is not closed to sell or lease cars to private persons, but that the 9-3 and 9-3X are not meant for that purpose, but the next gen cars, due in 2020, will.
Also that the factory in Trollhättan will produce bodies for China starting sometime after the summer vacations, which can be translated to somewhere in September.
And that NEVS is following a design line that is known and appreciated by many of us for their next generation of cars.
And although NEVS think that full autonomous driven vehicles will come earlier than even they expected in 2012/13, they will continue designing cars with a steering wheel in the meantime and even after the inMotion concept becomes reality.
And before I forget it, thank you to everyone of you that still continues reading our posts at Saabsunited. I’ve learned that the work at SU is appreciated, and this gives me the needed motivation to continue.