New Saab 9-4X: a gem in a model range?


The new 9-4X bringing Saab design and engineering values to the growing crossover segment. Traditionally aircraft-inspired look and ride characteristics making this car an upcoming star among Saab car lovers.

Making its world premiere at next month’s Los Angles Auto Show, the 9-4X expands Saab’s product portfolio to three car lines and will provide a fresh, alternative choice for independently-minded crossover buyers. It is an important next-step in the Swedish brand’s renaissance as an independent premium car manufacturer.


Volvo Presents New 2011 Volvo Models

Volvo cars proudly introduces three vehicles from the 2011 Volvo line-up: the 2011 Volvo C70, 2011 Volvo V70, and 2011 Volvo S80.


The pulse-quickening 2011 Volvo C70 convertible sports an updated design and provides a more luxurious driving experience. The C70’s refreshed look has exterior styling reminiscent of the S60 revealed earlier this year. Gauges and instruments unique to the C70 also receive a new look for 2011.

The C70 transforms from coupe to convertible in about 30 seconds as its three-piece steel roof folds away silently at the press of a button. Pure exhilaration is the result with the top down and the C70’s 2.5-liter, 230 horsepower engine rushing motorists down the open road.

The 2011 Volvo V70 – “Scandinavian design at its best” – surrounds drivers in comfort and luxury. The V70’s interior – simple, clean, and functional – offers both with ergonomically-sound seating and controls.

The latest V70’s driving experience is focused on handling and control, with standard Dynamic Stability and Traction Control and All-Wheel Drive with Instant Traction.


Volvo Releases First Video of New S60 Concept Car

GOTHENBURG – December 16, 2008: The Volvo S60 Concept gives the car world a glimpse of what the all-new Volvo S60 is going to look like when it arrives in 2010.

“The all-new S60 will be one of the strongest players in a segment where the competition is razor-sharp,” says Volvo Cars President and CEO Stephen Odell.

The coupe-inspired lines that gave the original S60 its characteristic stance are even more pronounced in the next generation.

“The sporty design gives visual promise of an enthusiastic drive and I can assure you here and now that the all-new S60 will live up to that promise. The driving properties are better than in any previous Volvo. The car’s technology will help you to be a better and safer driver,” says Stephen Odell.

The Volvo S60 Concept is being shown for the very first time at the Detroit Motor Show in early January 2009. The production version of the all-new Volvo S60 will be introduced in 2010.

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Volvo starts its own YouTube channel

The company has actually had its own channel since August, but just decided to announce it to the public with a press release, excerpt from is pasted below:

GOTHENBURG – October 30, 2008: In response to the phenomenal growth of film and video communication on the internet, Volvo Car Corporation is now launching its own YouTube channel.

“The general media power shift we are seeing today is making it more and more essential to get our message across to all of the people with an interest in our cars – you could call them publicists – who pass it on to others in turn, via their blogs and online communities,” says Peter Ganjbar, Manager, Public Affairs working with new online channels, at Volvo Car Corporation.

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Autoadapt Driving Controls with exclusive Scandinavian design


Birmingham 05 May 2008 Autoadapt already occupies a leading position in the rapidly growing market for adaptation of automobiles for the elderly and people with physical disabilities from their head office in West Sweden. Now, Autoadapt is reinforcing its product base, its distribution network and technical knowledge base through the acquisition of operations in Finish Turvax Oy.

”Autoadapt and Turvax will collaborate on several development projects. This is a very exciting time, and both companies are looking forward to creating new solutions that can help people with physical disabilities to drive cars,” concludes Peter Wahlsten, Managing Director of Autoadapts U.K.

During the past decade, Autoadapt has grown to be Europe’s largest supplier for “Adaptation of vehicles to the needs of the elderly and disabled”. Today, approximately 90% of production is exported to more than a hundred dealers in Europe, North America, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Australia and the South Pacific.

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Detroit 2008: Saab 9-4X BioPower Concept live reveal – Autoblog

Detroit 2008: Saab 9-4X BioPower Concept live reveal – Autoblog: “As part of the press conference that also introduced the Hummer HX concept and the GM-Coskata partnership this morning, GM/Saab finally revealed the Saab 9-4X BioPower concept. The CUV drove onto the stage under a shake of fake snow and out popped two dolled up ski bunnies (well, one bunny and a hare, as it were). “


Fresh Saab 9-4X BioPower Concept

saab_bio_power_concept.jpgThe Dutch AutoTelegraaf auto site apparently leaked images of Saab 9-4X BioPower Concept. This Swedish 4×4 car will reportedly powered by typical Saabian 2.0-liter turbo four producing 245 horsepower, though if the engine is fueled with E85 Ethanol power increases to 300 hp and 400 Nm torque. It’ll also expected to get Saab’s latest XWD four-by setup that directs drive power to the front and rear axles and between the rear wheels via an “intelligent” rear-diff.

The 9-4X BioPower SUV looks production ready, and AutoTelegraaf claims that the Saab 9-4X BioPower will go into production this year at GM’s plant in Mexico and should go on sale in the USA not much later, Europe will follow in the following months.

(Via AutoTelegraaf.)


Saab 9-3 Turbo X

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Image: Saab Great Britain

An excerpt from Official SAAB site:

Saab celebrates three decades of leadership in turbocharging at this year’s Frankfurt International Motor Show by launching the Saab 9-3 Turbo X, a driver- focused performance car that sets new standards for the brand.

This black limited edition model takes Saab ‘back to the future’ by evoking the iconic appeal of its first black 900 Turbo and introducing innovative Saab XWD technology.



Saab Aero X Concept


Personally, I don’t liked design of Saab automobiles. They always seemed to me little bit strange (okay, it’s understanable since of influence of airplane design), and not so comfortable. Okay, I had no chance to seat on the driver’s place, and maybe I would changed my opinion after the drive…

But things changed some time ago, I noticed that lines of Saab cars become more humanistic, there no strange-curved windshields and unexpective ended back lines anymore.

Finally, they got a kick to design beautiful model series and now Saab introduced the model that deserves appreciation (drumroll): Lady and Gentlemens! Saab Aero X Concept!

An exerpt from Saab press release:

february, 2006

World premiere – Saab Aero X Concept Showcases Future Design Themes

* Inspired by aviation and Scandinavian brand heritage
* Previews more progressive design language
* Innovative opening canopy eliminates doors and windshield pillars
* ‘Green Power’ from 400 bhp BioPower engine using 100% bioethanol fuel