Registrations of Saab cars reached 594 units for November, a 220 per cent increase compared to the same month last year. Much of this success is down to the recent launch of the all-new 9-5 saloon and the revised 9-3 TTiD range.
The 9-3 range underwent an 18-month development programme focusing on achieving an average 12 percent reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The result is CO2 emissions for the TTiD manual saloon of just 119g/km and improved fuel economy of 62.8 mpg on the combined cycle.
The 9-5 is the first of a new and refreshed product line-up over the next 18 months, and has generated a lot of customer interest and resulting sales. It will be joined next year by the 9-4X, the first Saab crossover vehicle and the eagerly awaited 9-5 estate car.
Jonathan Nash, Managing Director of Saab GB, said: “The increase in sales has been helped in no small part by the recent launch of our revised 9-3 TTiD range. I think people are genuinely surprised that a small independent company like Saab can produce the most powerful sub 120g/km on sale today, seemingly from nowhere. The benefits to both private and business buyers alike are clear – a tax efficient car with zero road fund licence in the first year and an impressive 178bhp engine that does not require any compromise in performance. It’s no surprise of course to those who know Saab – you don’t spend 30 years developing turbocharged engines without learning a thing or two about it.
“Saab GB November sales results show that customer confidence in the Saab brand is growing and we have a confident future ahead of us, all of which helps to continue the positive upward trend in Europe.