Greetings one and all, from Ulverstone in northwest Tassie. Thanks to people at the hotel I’m staying at – the Ulverstone Waterfront – for letting me use their own office computer to write tonight. My favourite place to stay in Northwest Tassie. Always has been.
It’s still travel time for me, so posting will be slow for another half day or so.
Saab’s website – it doesn’t say which one – was recently recognised by Blast Radius in the UK (they do web design and online marketing) as one of the best consumer sites on the web. Not automotive sites. Best consumer sites.
Carmakers fared well, taking four of the top 10 spots. Jaguar’s website won overall, and Saab placed seventh. Not bad when you consider the millions of websites out there….
Someone at Saab ought to be really, and I mean REALLY, pushing the 30 years of turbocharging angle. The time is now. Please.
Here’s about the fifith article I’ve seen in a few days on the demand for turbocharging in the future in order to meet increasing demands for fuel economy.
Turbocharging and safety. Turbocharging and safety. Turbocharging and safety. Turbocharged Safety…..
For those of you wondering about Saab’s sales in the US compared to the rest of the carmakers there….
Well, it’s interesting. Brand by brand it’s a sea of red arrows. But when you look at the amalgamated figures only GM and Chysler were in the red in November.
And whilst I’m linking to Autoblog (above), I should point out that they STILL haven’t run an article on the US debut of the Turbo-X and its pricing there.
Saab should have patented the name Carlsson. It looks so wrong here.
Volvo are saying that other carmakers are finally taking on Swedish values and TTAC are reporting that Ford plan to take Volvo way upmarket in the future.
I have a feeling, from whispers I’m hearing, that they won’t be the only Swedes heading that way.
I didn’t ask those V8-in-the-future-9-5 questions for nothing…….
I have some more confirmation work to do, but Djup Strupe has been busy.