We’ve had around 10 consecutive posts here about the Turbo X, and whilst I could look around the car all day, there’s other Saab stuff to get to as well, like this:
I’d be interested to get your thoughts on something I heard a few weeks ago. This is still in the realm of the rumourfile as I’m hearing it third-hand, but it’s from a credible source and appears to be something that could feasibly be done.
What would you say if there we no Saab badge in this picture?
The rumour is that the Saab badge may be removed from the hood of the car. I’m not sure of the time frame, but the theory is that the badge already features on the back of the car. Plus, on the 9-3 at least, the name of the company is featured on the grille. So why have it on the hood as well?
It’s an interesting proposition.
Some other model news that’s just floated in overnight:
The 9-3 Aero 1.9 TTiD – if you place an order today – you will get it at earliest week 1 2008.
The 1.9 TTiD engine will be available for the 9-5 as well, eventually. Saab is having a problem getting the engine to work with the automatic transmission. Therefore it’s delayed.
Next year the 9-3x (9-3 crossover) will have the 1.9 TTiD engine with XWD as an option. (therefore probably the usual 9-3 as well)
An Aero version of the Biopower 9-3 will not make it until MY09, and this will probably use the “old” MY04 Aero engine, 210hp 2.0T – converted to biopower).
My Saab UK magazine just popped through the letter box this morning and it features a letter from a gentleman called Daniel Haakuria. Drives a blue 9-5 Aero Saloon. Lives in Namibia. Sound familiar?
Familiar indeed! Congrats Danni – you’re a published author. And here’s the proof….you can click it to make it bigger.
I’m beginning to worry about the guys at Autoblog.
Don’t call this a Sport Combi though, as the BLS gets it own sheetmetal, and the wagon unveiled in Frankfurt wore it well.
That BLS wagon is an abomination. As a matter of fact, that should have been the name for it. The Cadillac abomination.
Thankfully, they make up for this with a great Turbo X gallery.
In case you missed my last link to it, click here to check it out. There’s some great interior shots there, which the press photos didn’t really cover particularly well.
I guess that’s another post about the Turbo X, then…..