It’s getting late here…..
I just got an email about a Swedish news article spouting about a Cadilac BLS-based crossover vehicle. What? On epsilon? Apparently so. I’m waiting to see if there’s an online source for it, but if so, could that mean good things for a Saab 9-3 Crossover too?
Can you say 9-3x?
Gee, it’d be nice.
UPDATE: the article (in Swedish) is here. In it, Cadillac Europe spokesman Roger Kruft appears to be saying that they’re looking into developing a ‘kombi’ version of the BLS. It’s not definite yet, but they are looking into it.
Thanks to Johan (in Trollhattan, lucky bloke) for the tip.
UPDATE 2: Mats, in comments, has also added that the introduction of the Caddy Combi (Cadombi?) will probably be dependant on the success of the BLS sedan. With all that I’ve heard from Europeans in the past on the frosty reception given to Cadillac, I’d say “don’t hold your breath”.
Why they don’t just cancel this idea and pour the resources straight into the 9-3x escapes me. Cadillac will take years to gain the acceptance of Saab in Europe (and that’s only if it ever does).
My email has been a bit wierd today. Apologies if anyone’s emailed and I haven’t replied, but there’s a good chance I didn’t get it. If so, please feel free to send again as all seems to be better now.
Car shopping news: The Monte Carlo turned out to be a dud. A pity, as the price was right and it’s a beautiful vehicle when all is well. I’m now looking further into the Viggen possibility, but we may be a few thousand dollars away from each other in price.
This just in from Olav in Norway. It turns out that the new Norwegian Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg, is a Saabisti. Apparently he has a 9-5 and has previously owned a 9-3. Here’s a pic in a 9-5, though I’m not sure if it’s his own one or not.
Other than that, there’s not much news to be had around here. If you haven’t already (and I can think of a few) the please go share your thoughts at the “Tell GM About It” post. The campaign ends this weekend. It’s your chance to tell GM what you think about Saab’s current and future models.
I can’t promise they’ll read it and take any notice, but I can promise I’ll print it and send it!!
Days banned from Saabnet: 81