I issued a caution with my coverage of the Dagens Industri story below as the content was fairly familiar from previous articles.
Feeling cautious I went straight to the source and emailed Saab Sweden to get confirmation of the story.
Our official comment is:
Yes, we have in our plans a smaller car than the Saab 9-3, I.e. a compact car. For the moment no further comments.
It looks like a smaller Saab now has an official green light. Until further notice it’s going to be referred to here as a 9-1.
This is absolutely sensational news. The Dagens report scheduled the car for around 2009, which would indicate that it’s a ground-up job.
Go hard you bloody brilliant engineers and designers!!