Remember the vote over at Jalopnik earlier this year, to get the Saab 99Turbo as a potential entry into an update pack for Forza3?
Well, the time has nearly come, and Forza3 players can get the update pack, including the 99Turbo as well as the Delorean DMC12 and a bunch of others.
The update pack will be available from Tuesday, December 14. Details over at Jalopnik (where there’s no 99T photo – boo!)
Saab have dropped their breakeven point from 130,000 cars when GM owned it to around 105,000 cars.
So reports the Detroit Free Press.
Saab are aiming at a breakeven of 85,000 cars when things get fully sorted.
Some numbers from Till, from Jan-Nov in the German market:
6723 sold, 6584 diesel, 3218 AWD
21017 sold, 17996 diesel
9385 sold, 8865 diesel
As you can see, and as has been argued exhaustively by many, the majority of potential Saab 9-4x competitors are sold with diesel engines. That’s for sure.
But there’s still room there for some ex-US 9-4x sales with no added cost to Saab’s budget.
Saab Cars North America are sponsoring a New Years Eve event in Royal Oak, the spot in Detroit in which they’re located.
Two Saab 9-5s have apparently caught fire in similar locations, and in similar circumstances….
Looks like it might be a dealer vehicle. I’m sure they’re investigating.
A little bit of housekeeping, if I may.
I’d like to repeat something I wrote in comments earlier today.
……please cut the “If Saab don’t do [the thing I think is important] then the company is doomed” statements. Saab are doing a million things right at the moment. The thing you think they’re doing wrong might make you wince, but please don’t condemn them for eternity for it – your pessimism can be contagious, whether it’s well founded or unfounded.
Let me add something else to that.
The thing you think they’re doing wrong? There’s probably a pretty good reason for it. Saab don’t talk about obstacles they face. They talk about their products and your item of concern – in the big-picture real-world – shouldn’t overshadow what are a great set of product offerings (and getting better).
This is Saabs United, an enthusiast website. It’s not SaabArmchairQuarterbacks.com or SaabMustSatisfyMEorDie.com.
Lift your eyes a little. Saab are doing everything they can.