Once a year, the Federal Motor Transport Authority publishes the current stock figures. My anxious gaze then goes to Flensburg, combined with the question of how we keep ourselves? The good part of the message: we brace ourselves! The bad part: A model dramatically loses its stock.
According to 2011, there were forecasts that the Saab inventory would decrease by 10% per year in the future. The forecast never arrived, Saab disappointed regularly. And even the raging discussion about diesel and driving bans did not have the feared effects. From 46.719 vehicles to 1. January 2018, the stock within a year returned to 5.1% 44.345 registered cars with the Griffin. The backbone of the portfolio is still Saab 9-3 I and 9-3 II with 32.253 vehicles. Their inventory was reduced within a year by just under 1.500 vehicles.
And the 9-5 series with 8.241 vehicles and a decline of just under 700 cars are doing well for their age. On the other hand, it looks dramatically different. When the blog project started, there were still 5.000 Saab 9000 on the streets of Germany via 1.752. In the meantime, the first big Saab has become a rarity. The stock of CC and CS has shrunk to 900 vehicles, which may be called dramatic. Even the classic 9 has more vehicles than the XNUMXk, and the development did not come as a surprise.
Adieu Saab 9000!
Sure, the 9000 is not as emotional as an 900. He is a big sedan, not a convertible and no coupe. Which is unfavorable for his future prognosis. Doubly sad, because he was the technology carrier from Trollhättan par excellence and the only Saab, in whose realization the engineers were allowed to live out all freedoms. The 9000 stands, always objectively cool, for the brand core - consistently following the principle that the form always has to be subordinate to the function.
There is little consolation that upper-class limousines of other makes go the same way. They, too, have disappeared to export somewhere in recent years, where they are valued and have a second life as a useful means of transport. In a few years, the 9k inventory will have leveled off among 1.000 vehicles that are in lover's hand. He is in good company with the big Jaguars, BMWs and other brands. The first contribution from Saab to the upper class will then be seen only at meetings and will no longer take place in public. The undeserved end of a great career, as the 9000 was essential to the survival of the brand in the 80 and 90 years, and all successor models participated in its innovation.
Statistics by key numbers
For the first time this year, the Federal Motor Transport Authority offers free access to one detailed statistics divided according to key numbers. Good news from the authorities, she saves future individual inquiries. On the one hand, the statistic is surprising, because one realizes that there are still vehicles from the long-forgotten Belgian Saab production on the way. And frustrating, because of ours Anna project, an 9000 2.3t, 76 vehicles are currently registered. The 2.3t was after the 2.0t the most popular model of the upper class of Göta Älv.