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Saab Sales Stay in the Fast Lane

  • ·Saab’s UK sales continues to accelerate in an industry that is down by 8.5%
  • ·Year-to-date sales now up 77.7 per cent v 2010
  • ·Saab confirmed as UK’s fastest-growing premium brand

 

Saab sales continue to build strong momentum, with the number of cars sold in April more than double the volume sold for the same month last year. This impressive uplift reinforces Saab’s position as the fast-growing premium car brand in the UK market.

 

Sales last month totalled 489 units, a 101 per cent increase compared to the same month last year. For the first four months of the year, total sales are now 77.7 per cent ahead of 2010, showing an even greater gain than the 73.5 per cent rise posted for the first quarter.

 

Saab sales have now increased in each of the last nine months compared to the previous year and total year-to-date sales of 2,866 units has enabled to Saab to raise its share of the UK premium car segment.

 

A major driving force behind the brand’s sales success is the Saab 9-3 model range with 1.9-litre twin-turbo diesel manual engines delivering ultra-low CO2 emissions of just 119 g/km. In terms of CO2 per unit of horsepower, the 180 hp variants offer a level of efficiency that is class-leading. Like the rest of the Saab line-up, these models are now backed by the launch of a highly competitive range of retail and business finance options and rising residual values.

 

The new 9-5 Saloon is also contributing as it provides an attractive, alternative choice for customers in the larger, mid-size premium segment. It too is benefiting from Saab’s new finance offers, particularly in the corporate business sector.

 

An enhanced MY12 9-3 range enters showrooms this month offering more efficient petrol engines with direct injection, variable valve timing and twin-scroll turbo charging. Saab is also celebrating the 25th anniversary of the launch of its iconic Convertible model this month, and later this year, the product portfolio will be expanded by the launch of the much-awaited Saab 9-5 Sport Wagon and the mid-size 9-4X crossover, taking the brand into a new market segment.

 

“With new products coming on stream backed by competitive finance packages, and a strong and loyal dealer network in place, we are in great shape to continue the growth of Saab in the UK,” says Saab Great Britain Managing Director Charles Toosey.

 

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    Erik Carlsson

     

     

    Many new members to the Club ask the same question -  “Who is Erik Carlsson?”  I suppose a lot of people who were not around in the 60s have never heard of him even though this giant of a man is often referred to as “Mr SAAB”.

    Erik was born in 1929 in Trollhattan, Sweden, not far from the SAAB factory, but at that time the factory was only producing aircraft. Erik was 20 when production of the first SAAB cars started.  His first passion was motorbikes, he bought a Norton 500 new when he was 18 from Nystrom’s where he was working. Pelle Nystrom was the Norton importer for Sweden. At weekends he took part in hillclimbs, motorcross, road racing and, during the winter, ice track racing.

     
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  • Motorsport

    The SAAB Owners Club recognises the importance of the Motorsport heritage of the marque and provides sponsorship to those members of the club who are competing in Motorsport at various levels.

    SAAB cars have been competing in motorsport since the early days of production. Many successes were achieved through drivers such as Club President, Erik Carlsson. This success continues today through Club competitors.

    Club members are competing in, Historic Road Rallies, Historic Stage Rallies, Classic Runs, Sprints, Hillclimbs and many other forms of the sport.

    For more information on the Club activities in Motorsport contact Richard Simpson

     

    Click HERE for details of the Club Sponsorship Scheme.

    Who is Erik Carlsson? - Click HERE to find out.

     

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  • Dragon Saab Branch

    Dragon Saab are the South Wales regional group

    We are a group of Saab enthusiasts who are passionate for all Saab cars from the earliest two stroke models to latest modern Saabs. In fact as a car club we are passionate about all forms of motoring.

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  • West Midlands and Warwickshire Saab

    Come and join us at our monthly meet and chat with like minded individuals about all things Saab.

    All meetings will take place at the Stonebridge Island Toby Carvery (CV7 7HL) just off the A45/A446/A452 roundabout and the meetings tend to start at about 19:45.

    All welcome, we look forward to seeing you there.

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