The LA Auto Show is coming up real soon and I found it surprising that there has been no mention of what Saab would be showing. The big enchilada – the Detroit Show – is coming up early in 2007 too.
After such a big year in 2006 with the Aero-X and the Biopower Hybrid, it’d be easy to feel let down without another Concept Car of the Year, or an equivalent. But from what I’ve heard this morning I think there’ll be some good grass roots things to see, things you could actually buy and drive. This is good news for those of you that may be thinking of a new replacement Saab in the new year.
So….. enquiries were made and the following was forthcoming from Saab USA:
LA Auto Show
Saab will be showing the 60th Anniversary editions of the 9-5 and the 9-3. Specs for both Anniversary models are available here.
Saab USA are telling me that the 60th anniversary edition of the 9-3 will be pretty cool, with the car looking quite similar to an Aero at a very attractive price. You don’t get the V6 but you do get a 210hp turbocharged four capable of 30mpg, which is nothing to sneeze at.
The SEMA show’s 9-7x Aero concept will also be making an appearance at LA (and I should mention that the reception to the vehicle at SEMA was quite positive – if there’s good showings at LA and Detroit then who knows….)
The North American International Auto Show in Detroit early next year will also feature the 60th Anniversary editions and the SEMA 9-7x Aero concept – with the addition of the Aero-X.
The Aero-X was unveiled in Geneva earlier this year and with the Geneva show being after the NAIAS, the car hasn’t been seen in Detroit yet. It may be your last chance to see the Aero-X in the US for a while, so if you haven’t seen it yet I recommend you get along for a peek. It is a truly magnificent piece of machinery.
And if you need any more incentive……how about going along to get a look at Ursaab!! The vehicle that started it all will also be shipped to Detroit for the show.
So many shows, so little time (and cashola)….