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6 Years ago
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First Test: 2011 Saab 9-4x
Motor Trend, or Motor Trend Classic? If Saab doesn't restart production in Trollhatten by the end of August, the print version of this story ought to be published in the latter. Although the 9-4x is the only Saab built outside of Sweden -- it's built in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, alongside the Cadillac SRX -- its future depends on Saab's flagging fortunes.

 The Caddy version of this Epsilon II/Theta-based, transverse-engine, all-wheel-drive crossover has been on the market a year, enough time for GM to spend some cash on much-needed chassis upgrades and a new engine. For 2012, the SRX comes only with the 308-horsepower, 3.6-liter direct injection V-6, replacing the 3.0-liter. The underdeveloped,...

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7 Years ago
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First Drive: 2011 Saab 9-4X
We learned three things about Saab after hanging out with its 9-4x team for a few days in Washington, D.C. One: You have to be taller than 6-foot-3 to work there. Two: You have to be an engineer. (They did bring a marketing guy from Sweden, but it turns out he is an engineer as well.) Three: You have to be an optimist.

Saab has had a pretty tough decade. Becoming wholly owned by General Motors in 2000 after a decade of partial ownership, it has struggled on both marketing and manufacturing fronts. Tight finances demanded shared platforms, which made it difficult to build traditional Saab products. Small budgets made it nearly impossible to achieve the marketing penetration necessary for Saab...

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7 Years ago
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First Look: 2012 Saab 9-3
An all-new Saab 9-3 is still several years away, but in the meantime, the newly independent Swedish automaker will unveil its revised 2012 9-3 line at the 2011 Geneva auto show.

What's new? Let's start underhood. Power continues to be provided by a turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4, but the General Motors-sourced engines receive variable valve timing, direct fuel injection, twin-scroll turbochargers, and E85 capability for the 2012 model year. Top-end Aero models are rated at 210 horsepower, but engines fitted to entry-level Turbo4 cars see their output dialed back to 163 horsepower. Both forms, however, can be paired with either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission, and can be coupled with...

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7 Years ago
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First Look: 2011 Saab 9-4x
The new Saab 9-4x luxury crossover enters a segment ripe with competition, with the best from Europe, Japan, and the U.S. battling for supremacy. The question is, can Saab regain its mojo with a product based on the Cadillac SRX?

Certainly the 9-4x, which will make its debut at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, has an elegant design, but it takes more than just quality styling and an ignition switch located between the front seats to make a Saab. Whether engineers were successful in making the driving experience significantly different from the Cadillac SRX will be crucial to the 9-4x's identity and consumer reception.

 As is the case with its platform, the 9-4x's engines are shared with GM's...

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7 Years ago
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First Look: 2011 Saab 9-4x
The new Saab 9-4x luxury crossover enters a segment ripe with competition, with the best from Europe, Japan, and the U.S. battling for supremacy. The question is, can Saab regain its mojo with a product based on the Cadillac SRX?

Certainly the 9-4x, which will make its debut at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, has an elegant design, but it takes more than just quality styling and an ignition switch located between the front seats to make a Saab. Whether engineers were successful in making the driving experience significantly different from the Cadillac SRX will be crucial to the 9-4x's identity and consumer reception.

 As is the case with its platform, the 9-4x's engines are shared with GM's...

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7 Years ago
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First Test: 2011 Saab 9-5 Aero Turbo 6 XWD
Back in February of this year, General Motors unloaded -- um, sold -- Swedish subsidiary Saab to Spyker Cars NV of the Netherlands, maker of such pricey, boutique sports cars as the $200,000-plus C8 Aileron and C8 Laviolette. The move marked a new chapter for Saab, which is now faced with separating itself from GM and creating a fresh identity that will no doubt lead to new partnerships. Recently, Saab and BMW announced a deal that will put versions of Mini's turbocharged 1.6-liter I-4 in the next-generation 9-3. And what about the all-new 2011 9-5? Well, even though Saab's flagship sedan is the first offering to be released under Spyker ownership, it was more or less a finished product by the...

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8 Years ago
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First Drive: 2010/2011 Saab 9-5
For 23 years, Saab's problem was that General Motors was trying to boost popularity for a brand whose equity hinged on its appeal to a small circle who like it for being rare and different. Now that a much smaller, even more idiosyncratic automaker, Spyker Cars NV, has bought and resuscitated Saab, it faces an equally perplexing problem. How do you convince loyal customers you're the idiosyncratic company you once were and offer up as proof your latest flagship, a model designed and developed during the GM years?

 The car Saab is counting on to relaunch the brand at its product-starved dealerships, more than 200 of them in the U.S., is built on GM's Epsilon II architecture. The top-of-the-range...

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8 Years ago
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Are New Lease Discounts Bad News for Automakers?
(Photograph by MattHurst) Depending on where you live, you might be seeing lease offers for a Chevy Mailbu for as low as $179 per month, with $2,000 down, and a Honda Accord for $249 per month and $249 down. Chevy and Buick also have zero-percent financing on loans up to 60 months, which saves the buyer over $4000 over the life of the loan. Hang on! Isn’t this the type of cut-rate selling tactics that got automakers in trouble in the first place? Aren’t these rock-bottom offers the kind of profit-killing pricing they swore to get away from? While such deals are cropping up in newspapers and on websites through the holiday hangover month of January, auto executives...

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Execs, Not Cars, Take Spotlight at Detroit Auto Show: Analysis
Alan Mulally, President and CEO (left), and Bill Ford, Executive ChairmanFord Motor Company, during the 2010 North American International Auto Showin Detroit, Michigan. (Photograph by Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images) DETROIT—During General Motors' bankruptcy proceedings last year, skeptics of the plan worried that the automaker would be forced by the White House to produce many more smaller, fuel-efficient vehicles than the public wants while gas prices remain below $3.50. Looking around at GM's offerings at the North American International Auto Show this week it is apparent that, so far, this concern is unmerited: The biggest Cadillac ever, the XTS concept car, is showing;...

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8 Years ago
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Why General Motors Ditched Fritz: Analysis
(L to R) General Motors Chairman Ed Whitacre, Vice Chairman Bob Lutz and Ex-Interim CEO Fritz Henderson (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Gabriel Buoys/AFP/Getty Images) The painful, if brief, Chapter 11 bankruptcy GM endured earlier this year was apparently not enough to change the face of General Motors. Nor was the White House's ouster of CEO G. Richard Wagoner Jr. last March. The new chairman of GM, Ed Whitacre, and its newly minted board of directors moved to replace CEO Fritz Henderson Tuesday, Dec. 1, the day before the CEO was to deliver the keynote speech at the Los Angeles Auto Show. After less than five months on the job, the move to oust Henderson, a 25-year GM veteran,...

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