Time for a new column. Saab on Sunday will accompany us into the new week with some small talk. The largest Saab dealer in the world was ANA in Trollhättan until 2011. The company was part of a larger chain that could be found in several Swedish cities and was historically very closely linked to Saab.
The largest Saab dealer in the world
ANA and Saab are now history, and now you have the feeling that the Swedes' love for the brand with the Griffin has hit rock bottom. You can be mistaken, but maybe things are at a turning point.
There is a car dealer in Vallentuna that is committed to Saab. The very fact that this is worth reporting from the Swedish press shows the current state of the brand at home. Dealers Carson now has around 30 Saab in stock, all carefully selected and prepared. 18 of the vehicles are presented online. Very professional and appealing, because the eye also buys. Saab shopping can be fun in the future too.
A global check carried out by the company showed that Carson could be the largest Saab dealer in the world in terms of offering.
Compared to the magazine Klassiker, they reported great interest and saw Saab on the way to cult. In Sweden. After all.
But, one can have doubts about the story with the largest Saab dealer. There are at least one or two dealers in Germany who have more Saab in their inventory, although not necessarily on the web.
No electric car
No, the Saab EV-1 is not an electric car. It stands for Experimental Vehicle and is the first concept car that Saab has ever put on wheels. It is remarkable because Björn Envall was already working with solar cells on the roof and exotic materials such as carbon fiber as early as 1985.
Unfortunately, EV-1 has somewhat disappeared from the public consciousness and thus shares the fate of many concepts that were still born in the age of analog press kits. And since Saab no longer exists, no one digitally processes the story and idea behind EV-1.
Saab made a film for EV-1 that Motortrend has now fished out of the clothes box. It is worth looking at and brings some new insights.
Preview of the next week
The last week was probably the most turbulent the blog project has ever had. The switch to paid content was not without its challenges on both sides. Sometimes nerves were on the nerves and not everyone liked what was developing here.
It wasn't just about the readers and bloggers. The faction that makes their money with Saab is also watching what is happening. The project seems to have some relevance, and upheavals bring new, positive ideas. There is a lot in development, let's see what this year brings.
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Among other things, it deals with the following interesting topics:
Mysterious: A Saab that was never built. Research in confidential documents.
- The big X - Saab 9-5X XWD sports suit model year 2014
Faith question: can the 9000 be better than the 9-5? I dare to tackle a hot topic.
- The better Saab? 9-5 Aero vs. Saab 9000
And of course a lot more is waiting.
The week will be fine. At least from Saab's point of view.