Saab at the Essen Motor Show 2023

It's time again for the Essen Motor Show. The Saab presence there seems to continue to grow over the years. In 2023 there will be a record-breaking six vehicles that will be shown. The organizers of the 1st German Saab Club have once again outdone themselves, the selection is extremely interesting.

The balancing act goes between the classic and the last Saab - a really good mix awaits visitors in the Essen exhibition halls. One of the highlights could be a Saab 9-4x. It is probably the rarest Saab on German roads and not every friend of the brand will have seen one in the flesh.

Saab for motorsport at the Essen Motor Show 2023
Saab for motorsport at the Essen Motor Show 2023

The rarest Saab on German roads

Production in Mexico ran for a few weeks in 2011; only 457 Saab 9-4x were manufactured. The planning for the German market launch was postponed to 2012 due to the manufacturer's crisis. However, it never took place because the factory gates in Sweden closed beforehand. Even if things could have developed differently, the Saab SUV would still have remained an exception on the German market.

The internal planning envisaged an allocation of a maximum of 300 vehicles per year.

Saab 9-4x - a real rarity
Saab 9-4x – a real rarity

Prepare Saab live – at the Essen Motor Show

Of course, the 9-4x is not the only highlight of the Saab presentation in Essen. Visitors will be able to spot a red 99 GL 5 Speed. A golden Saab 900 Turbo sedan is also not an everyday vehicle. And a black Saab 900 NG Hirsch Cabriolet is to be restored after 19 months in a partially open parking garage over the 10-day trade fair on site.

That sounds exciting. It's a good idea and at the same time a living car culture.

126 sqm Saab in Essen
126 sqm Saab in Essen

A red Saab 96 and a particularly hot Saab 900 Turbo sedan, from Saab specialists and tuner Gasparatos (Link) used in motorsports, round off the successful appearance.

Saab, the iconic Swedish car brand, will be present in Hall 2 at stand 2D27. The Essen Motor Show (Link) will take place until December 10th, 12.

4 thoughts on "Saab at the Essen Motor Show 2023"

  • Dear Tom,
    Thank you very much for your great trade fair report. We'll continue today's cleaning session on the 900 CV tomorrow. A day at the trade fair is long and we had many nice conversations with the visitors today about the 6 Saabs and also about cleaning the top. LG from Essen

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  • It's a shame that Essen is so far away, otherwise I would have come to the trade fair too

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  • Wow. You would like to be able to choose one - oh what, choose? I don't have any of them and I think they're all great. I wouldn't care which one. The main thing is one of them.

    Saab invites you to dream in Essen. If there were still manufacturers and importers, they couldn't do it any better.

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  • really nice Saab(s), and the live repair = great idea.
    That can only be good for the brand and I hope it gets great frequency.
    Unfortunately, Essen is so far away from A, especially with this weather...

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