My thanks to Peter for leaving this one in comments. It seems that Saab USA, as stated prior to the Detroit and L.A Motor Shows, are interested in feeling out the marketplace for interest in the 9-5 Biopower concept model. They’re using an online survey to determine whether or not they should bring the 2.3l "biopower beast" into the US.
If you’d like to read up on the full details surrounding the Biopower beast concept car, click here.
I’m not sure how useful this survey will be, as anyone can complete it, not just those with US I.P addresses. I guess Saab USA will just filter out the non-U.S results. Reading the questions and the selectable responses, I’m not sure there’ll be anything concrete in the responses though. It’d be interesting to see the results, but I’m sure we won’t. Either they’ll bring the model out or they won’t.
If they do, the site states that the model will be released in Spring 2008 (why so long when the technology is apparently so readily available?) at a cost of around $36,195. This represents a $1,000 premium on the regular price. There’s also a question asking whether people would prefer to see the lower-cost 2.0l option instead.
The survey site is available by clicking here. All of you that are interested, click away.