The comeback of the shell-shaped bonnet

Design trend - return of the shell-shaped bonnet

Sixten Sason was to blame. The great designer gave the Saab 99 its shell-shaped bonnet. So he was in line with the trend, maybe he had looked towards Munich. The “New Class” from BMW, introduced in 1962, had it. Also the first 3 series

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Independence Day 2011 - Jan Åke Jonsson speaks

10 years ago - Saab Independence Day

It is cold on February 23, 2011 in Trollhättan. Uncomfortable, just Swedish winter. The sun is scarce, and so the Independence Day celebrations don't start until 11:00 a.m. The first day of independence from Saab and the

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Makes the Golf class interesting - new DS 4

Big car brands - the return of the dream factory?

If the pandemic did not determine our everyday life, the birth of Stellantis would not have happened so silently. The merger of PSA and FCA Group brings a new automotive giant that has many big, old car brands in its portfolio.

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New sales concepts. Revolution or just a contemporary evolution of the industry?

The Club Abo - how Geely wants to change the auto industry with Lynk & Co

Chinese automakers are not suspected of being creative. A European way of thinking that is out of date. What Geely has been surprisingly and consistently testing with Lynk & Co stands for fresh thinking. That there is someone behind it who already has good ideas for Saab

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Sony Vision S on the move in Austria

No turning back - new players are revolutionizing the auto industry

It is becoming increasingly uncomfortable for the traditional auto industry. There is the political will for electric cars and stricter emissions standards for combustion engines. And as if that wasn't enough, new players are entering the market. These are not upstart from China. It

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Saab 9-3 Turbo Edition for Great Britain only

Great Britain - I'm sorry you're leaving!

Today is a sad date. The last day that Great Britain is a member of the European Union. Tomorrow, on the first day of 2021, everything will be different. And I, for sure, will miss the island and my British friends. The

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Saab and Mahindra - the nightmare that never became real

Nightmares reflect unprocessed events and can come back again and again. Saab affine people know the Christmas nightmare. It haunted Trollhättan in 2009 and 2011. First, when GM wanted to liquidate the brand. Then two years later, when Saab turned himself towards Valhalla

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Long ago - Saab lettering in the Stallbacka

The Swedes and Saab - what's going on?

On December 19, it was 9 years ago that the factory gates in the Stallbacka closed. A long time from an automotive point of view. How has the brand held up in your home country since then? A look at the current numbers is worrying

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The seat belt - who invented it?

You are probably thinking of a certain Swedish automaker now. But no, it wasn't Volvo. The history of the seat belt goes back much further. It starts in a car, plays on airplanes. Many pioneers were involved until it made its triumphant advance

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New on the market and already at dumping prices

Drug subsidy - the subsidized electric car boom

The purchase of electric cars is strongly encouraged. This is good for metropolitan areas, but also dangerous. Because subsidies are a double-edged thing. They are dangerous and they create dependencies. Dealing with them intelligently would be the challenge for the state. Because

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Saab as a basis for business and an object of speculation

In a few weeks the year 2020 will have passed, and soon it will be 10 years since the last Saab rolled off the assembly line. Really 10 years? The reflection gives me goosebumps, also because I've been having light for almost a decade

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Saab 5-speed gearbox - here in the 900 from 1986 - never shifts particularly precisely

Quietly say goodbye - manual transmissions are disappearing

There are some things that drivers of the future will no longer be familiar with. Things that we are used to disappear. These include the manual gearbox, the ignition key, the mechanical handbrake or the suction cup navigation device. The smartphone takes over for the ignition key or navigation system. With manual

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Lynk & Co Zero - electric car with a range of 700 kilometers from 2021

Car manufacturers - the Chinese have already landed

Generally there are two types of invasions. One is tough, aggressive and spectacular - the other is quiet and gentle. History teaches us that it is the most successful variant. Europe is currently experiencing a silent invasion by Chinese automakers. Barely

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My old combustion engine - when will you switch to an electric car?

Car calls - when will you switch to an electric car?

Now it is back, the time of car conversations. Unlike 2011, when everything revolved around the dying Saab brand. Now it's about the electric car. The environmental bonus beckons in the background, and suddenly people are interested in cars,

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Saab 900 Cabriolet - an icon from Sweden

Upheaval and generation change in old Saab sheet metal

The time is running. Relentless and for each of us. A generation change is announced in the Saab warehouse - and perhaps the beginning of a new trend. Corona plays an accelerating role here. The pandemic gets icons off the podium, moves some things

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