The Swedish sales figures for October 2007 speak for themselves.
Of all the Saabs sold in Sweden during October, 80% of the Saab 9-3 models sold were BioPower vehicles and a whopping 87% of all the Saab 9-5s sold were BioPower models.
Of the remaining vehicles, the vast majority of them would have been diesels.
Jan-Ake Jonsson gave a presentation at the Australian launch of the Saab 9-3 today and during this presentation, he mentioned that one scenario Saab Sweden are looking at is making all Saabs sold there either BioPower or Diesel models. This would mean that there would be no gasoline-only models sold, that gasoline use would be left to the BioPower vehicles, which run efficiently on 100% gasoline.
The issue that would need to be resolved in this scenario is that of the V6 engine in the 9-3 Aero. This engine does not have a BioPower option available at present. Jan-Ake Jonsson was non-committal about a possible BioPower variant for the V6 in the near future, but stated that the V6 Aero currently makes up a very small portion of Saab sales in the Swedish market.
The video and audio on which this story is based will be published in the next few days.