Saab USA’s European Delivery Program has been canned for 2008.
I got an email about this yesterday but didn’t have time to post it prior to my early start on the 9-3 drive here in Australia. The email read as follows:
I heard this news today from my Saab dealer here in XXXXX……….He said that the European Delivery Program will be restarted in summer of 2008 for MY09 Saabs.
Which is a bummer, because it’ll be the deal breaker, I think, between the MY08 9-3 and the BMW 328xi.
Thought you might like to know.
And DenverNewbie has just emailed me a link to confirmation on Saab’s own website in the US:
So to the %#$@ing beancounters at GM that successfully pulled this off, congratu%@$#inglations.
There’s one sale above that you can put on your internal scoreboard as being lost. This program is a relationship builder and one that places Saab somewhere near their European competition in the US market.
It’s noted that the notice above states that it will return in 2009. We’ll be watching for this ‘strengthened’ program and waiting to hear of the new elements.