Time Magazine have named the Aero-X as one of the best inventions of 2007.
Who says you need to be accurate to be big?
I guess there’s no such thing as bad publicity, especially in a publication as big as Time.
Gripen is keeping an eye on the price of crude oil, with his tip being that it could well cross over $100 mark this week. No doubt a combination of demand and the declining US dollar.
One question of his that I neglected to ask Steve Shannon last night was whether Saab would consider bringing the 1.8t engine that’s used in other markets to the US. If fuel prices are going to creep back up again, which they’ve already started doing, then the 1.8t could be a great fuel economy advertisement.
I’m having trouble accessing the stats online, but if memory serves me correctly, the engine produces about 150hp (110kW) but gets north of 35mpg or thereabouts whilst doing so.
Perhaps the next engine up, the 175hp 2.0t (with a small ‘t’) might be the option to go for in the US? Either way, I’ll fire off a supplementary question about the possibility of a smaller engine being added.
If you’re worried that an extra engine might confuse US consumers, then spare a thought for we Aussies.
The 9-3 range has three body styles and we have three different forms (Linear, Vector and Aero) plus FIVE different engines – 2.0t, 2.0T, 2.8T, TiD and 2.0 BioPower.
With the various combinations they offer, that makes for a 48-model range for the 9-3 here in Oz. And that’s before TTiD and XWD come next year.
Wherever you are, make sure you get out and go for a drive today. Just enjoy it.
I get so messed up with sourcing, writing and maintaining the site that sometimes I lose sight of the fact that it’s here to serve the love of driving Saabs.
I’m currently reviewing the URLs of the site (again) using a backup copy of the old site to compare every entry from the old system to the new. It’s proving to be time consuming but worthwhile as I’ve discovered an error rate in the URLs of around 15% so far.