Gotta be quick. Plane leaves very soon.
Thanks to Sytze for the tip!
One of the comments I just approved…. from ‘Djup Strupe’ (the name used by the commenter, not a DS I can validate) and written in regard to the tail lamp tinting for the Saab 9-3 Aero Griffin:
It is just wrong image rendering. It is the same rear lamps on all 9-3 SportCombi.
Interesting. It seems there could be an error then, on the Saab Sweden website. Either that or an error in DS’s comment. I’ll let Saab sort that out.
Another comment I just approved, from ‘Kris’
ps. I want to see some test between Subarus AWD and Saabs XWD. Is that XWD a real four wheel drive?
The test would be welcome, but no magazine seems to have seen it to be appropriate. But in answer to your question in the second part – Yes it is, and it’s far more sophisticated than most. Do your own research, though. You can search for “Saab XWD” and come up with all sorts of stuff.
The brief descriptor for the Saab Design Concept to be shown in Geneva:
World Premiere: Concept for Future Saab Design
Taking center stage is an exciting concept car showcasing design features and technologies to be seen in the next generation of products from Saab.
Conceived by a team under new Saab Design Director Jason Castriota, the concept´s sleek visual execution introduces styling themes drawn from Saab´s unique Scandinavian and aircraft-inspired design heritage. Cutting-edge technologies include all wheel drive with an electrically powered rear axle and a ground-breaking car communications platform using the AndroidTM operating system.
Get it into your heads – this is not the next Saab 9-3 you’re about to see. It’s not the re-birth of the Saab 99T or the Saab 900 you’re about to see.
This is Saab’s Aero-X statement for the future.
Thanks Ryan F….
It perplexes me a little that Saab (Sweden) get blamed by some people because their local dealer wasn’t up partying for Independence Day.
Saab (Sweden) put on a massive party and made plenty of noise about Independence Day. Whether or not something happened in your country is primarily up to the group that controls Saab in your country. And even then it’s up to your dealer to be switched on enough to make Independence Day a presence at their particular venue.
Moral of the story – don’t fire a rocket at Saab if your local isn’t partying and offering you a smorgasboard. Fire it at the local, or national group. A solution might even come down to you (or your car club) taking the initiative and getting some local action happening.
Places where Independence Day was being noted with either a function, or some great deals……
New Salem Saab battled 8 inches of new snow (man, they are doing it tough this winter) to hold their Independence Day event yesterday. I don’t have much of an idea as to attendance, etc, but the food sure looked good 🙂
Stratstone Saab in Birmingham had offers going as per the Saab GB directive. Our mate Elli went along for a look…..
Some brochure info for the Saab 9-3 Independence Edition Convertible. This is Saab GB markets only (as far as I know).
My next writing will be either from an airport somewhere, or from Geneva. I’m off!