Trollhättan and Saab - a connection that will always exist. The most famous product of the city are the cars from the Stallbacka, which have been produced there since 1947. Maybe in a few years we will also talk about a new, innovative brand. But the roots of passenger car construction are with Saab forever.
What could be more obvious than that the city celebrates its most famous product? During the Saab Festival 2015, the city presented a “new car brand”. That was not really serious, because it was primarily a tribute to the Swedish engineers who brought the first Saab onto the streets in 1947. Based on the design of the Ursaab, the municipality showed a bollard with the typical Saab silhouette.
Street bollard in Saab design
Cast in concrete and an individual alternative to the uninhibited barriers that we see in European cities. The design of the first version not only met with approval. The shape was not well taken and must be revised, it was heard.
Those responsible for the municipality faced the criticism and showed the Saab street bollard in version 2.0 a few weeks ago. Closer to the Ursaab and already connected with big plans. If the “Made by Trollhättan” bollard meets with approval, then one could imagine a larger production. Maybe even sell Ursaabs made of concrete to Saab friends and prospects. Why not?
And while you're at it, you could think about different sizes. A large version for public places, smaller versions for fans. For terraces, front gardens and every place in the world that could be “saabized” in this way. A topic for the next Saab Festival, and some foreign visitors would then have a huge load or space problem.
Saab prototypes on the beach gatan
Yet it is not so far. The concrete prototypes of version 2.0 can be seen on Strandgatan below the Swania Hotel ... in different colors. With their special flair, they could put a smile on the face of visitors in the future. Trollhättan, this is the future. Finally, after years of uncertainty. But it is also the story of an incredible brand. It's nice when you celebrate that too.