Saab 9000 model in the design studio in Trollhättan

The challenge of the Saab 9000 - a long Saab film

In the spring of 1974, work began on the 9000 in Trollhättan. A completely new car and the way to a higher class. Behind the project was nothing less than the future positioning of the brand. Exciting, groundbreaking, and by no means easy.

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Hengchi 1 with ultra-vision glass dome and displays for the rear passengers

Traditional luxury - the interior of Hengchi 1

Evergrande Auto wants to get the auto industry moving with the Hengchi brand. Expectations are high, but there is no revolution. But not the surprise. In the interior, Hengchi 1 is traditional and pampered with luxury reminiscent of the heyday

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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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Elk test at Saab and Mercedes. Real life safety

Elk test Mercedes and Saab. Swedish real-life safety!

It is October 1997. The Swedish magazine Teknikens Värld is looking for the car of the year. She tests various new releases, everything works as in previous years. Until the Swedes launched the new A-Class from Mercedes

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The medial state of the auto industry

Automobile monoculture is never good

Scandals shake the foundations of the German auto industry. First Dieselgate, now alleged antitrust violations. The horror never ends, and one of our country's key industries is at a crossroads. But it started many years ago.

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SAAB 9-5 Sportcombi comparison test

What this blog is all about has fallen behind somewhat in the past few days. To make this clear, the team writes a fan blog and not an economic column.

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Sweden Weekend. Swedish metal vs. German techno.

Or Volvo V40 vs Mercedes A class. In the UK, the Gothenburg-based car maker is driving a cheeky, crazy campaign. The text is reminiscent of Saab Marketing in the past when the legendary Saab vs …… advertisements were still available. Since there is currently no media activity from Trollhättan, at least Volvo is bringing some fun to our Swedish-inspired automotive soul.

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