Some Good News about Saab (I think?)

OK, here we go. 

There’s a United Arab Emirates news website that’s proclaiming Saab as it’s "most  recommended" vehicle.  This is a web story in March 2005 based on a publication from January that was based on sales for 2003.

Somewhere, to someone, this makes sense.  Hopefully what it means at the end of the day is heaps of rich Arabs buying Saabs and propping up the company.

The full text over the fold…

Saab 9-3 recommended by Consumer Guide

Consumer Guide, an influential source of automotive information in
the USA, has recognized the Saab 9-3 as the most ‘Recommended’ car in
its January 2005 auto issue.

United Arab Emirates: 3 hours, 30 minutes ago
Saab 9-3
Saab 9-3

‘This is brilliant news and it is a very good start
to the year," says Fadi Ghosn, Regional Marketing Manager for Premium
Brands, General Motors. ‘The 9-3 line-up is unmatched in both
functionality and character. It is one of the reasons why Saab is
becoming so popular across the region and why, for example, it was the
fastest growing European premium car brand in the North American market
in 2003.’

The Saab 9-3 line up is a highly decorated car line, with the 9-3
Sedan also recently taking out the ‘Double Best Pick’ designation from
the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the USA – the
first passenger car ever to achieve this distinction. The 2003 9-3
Sport Sedan, 2004 9-3 Convertible and 2003 Saab 9-5 have all earned
five stars, the highest rating possible, in the European New Car
Assessment Program’s frontal and side-impact crash tests.

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