Funny, my invitation never arrived.
The internet’s a small place. This image turned up on Flickr in a set called Travelling to the West Coast. It’s just a plain old family photo album from a holiday in Sweden that’s featured a few photos of Saabs and this one as well.
I can tell you, though, that SaabUSA will be hosting their national dealer conference in western Sweden next month. But that’s just the tail end of a long line of Saabosity going on there.
For starters, the 3-week press launch for the 2008 Saab 9-3 was held just outside of Gothenburg. After the press moved out, I’m pretty sure some European Saab folks moved in and got their first drives of the new product as well. Saab Oz folks were there recently and as mentioned, dealers from Saab USA will be there shortly.
What are they seeing and what are they all talking about?
Well, I’ve had a few notes in my mailbox recently about plans to see the 9-4x and the next 9-5. Not in pictures, but in life-size 3D. And if we’re talking about discussing future models then the most immediate future products coming from Saab now are what we here call Black Turbo, and the Cross Country style 9-3 SportCombi. I can’t imagine that they’re not there.
I’d imagine the folks at Saab Sweden have got pretty good at sniffing out mobile cameras by now, so I don’t think we’re going to see images too soon, but one can always hope.