Does anyone remember when Saab was truly a Swedish car company? Does anybody care?
More than you know. More than you know.
I don’t know who their sources are, but Automobile’s made some quite tasty predictions about Saab’s future lineup. Hit the link above for the full bug, but the tastiest morsels are as follows:
To provide greater variety, GM is developing two separate body widths as well as variations in suspension layout, wheelbase, and electronics. For instance, while the volume brands use a strut-type front suspension and a four-link rear suspension, Saab gets control arms all around.
“Air Suspension” and AWD will be offered.
There also will be a new range of turbocharged gasoline engines with an auxiliary 30-hp electric motor that compensates for turbo lag, provides short-distance zero-emissions mobility, and could even act as a part-time four-wheel-drive system to propel the rear wheels
Two(three?) door hatchback and four(five?) door wagon styles. Due in 2011.
That there’s some heavy prognosticating. Here’s hoping they’re right, though a 4-year lead time for the 9-1 just seems like forever in this modern day and age. Really.