Tag Archives: General Motors

Saab Variable Compression Engine generates 225bhp out of 1.6L

The Saab Variable Compression (SVC) engine was a development project of Saab Automobile, for which it won an “Best technology of the year” award both in 2000 and 2001. The SVC engine combines the excellent fuel consumption of a 1.6 liter engine and the power of 3 liter engine. During normal driving the engine uses
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Saab 9-3 – How It All Begun?

1997 Saab 900 received a facelift and renaming complementary to its new larger sibling: it would now be called the Saab 9-3. SAAB same year began the development of a completely new model Saab 9-3, new mid-size D-Sector model. Hatchback or four-door sedan, that was the question. Although hatchbacks have traditionally been very popular, and Saab has traditionally been known for
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Saab 9-3 Aero V6 in “Flying Squad”

2009 Representation of General Motors donated the local police in Republic of South Africa three of cars. These three cars were Saab 9-3 Aero V6 and they are assigned to a special unit – “Flying Squad“. This Saabs enabled the PE Flying Squad to reach high priority incidents, like cash in transit heists, armed robberies and high jacking anywhere in the
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New Takata airbag recall affects Saab 9-2x

Another recall concerning faulty Takata airbags will take place in the United States, it has been announced, with this recall tacking another 5 million cars onto the list of potentially affected vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the planned recall today, saying that with it the new total of affected US vehicles grows
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Koenigsegg answers questions about Saab

2009 the media reported that Koenigsegg Group, consisting of Koenigsegg Automotive AB, Christian von Koenigsegg, Bård Eker and a group of investors had signed a letter of intent with Saab to take over the brand from General Motors. In November 2009 Koenigsegg decided not to finalise the purchase of Saab and therefore left the negotiations.
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GM says they don’t miss SAAB?!

General Motors CEO Mary Barra says the company doesn’t miss any of the SAAB, and other brands. Speaking at a recent Automotive News World Congress, GM’s CEO Mary Barra said the firm does not miss the brands which were discontinued during the 2008-2009 bankruptcy & restructuring period. This can only mean that Saturn, Hummer and
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Former Saab owner Spyker Declares Bankruptcy

Spyker‘s bankruptcy comes after years of financial struggles, which was exacerbated after it bought flagging Saab from General Motors in 2010 for $1.5 billion. Sports car maker Spyker on Thursday declared bankruptcy, with the small Dutch company that once competed in Formula 1 saying it could not stay afloat after losing a critical legal battle.
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2005 Saab 9-2X affected by a recall of airbags made by Takata

NHTSA revised and increased its estimate of cars affected by a recall of airbags made by Takata, one of world’s leading airbag and seat belt manufactures, to 6.1 million — a 1.4 million increase. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Tuesday updated the total number of cars and trucks in the U.S. with airbags
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Saab 9-6 SUV concept

Saab had plans in 2005 to release a Saab 9-6 SUV based on the Subaru Tribeca. Production of the vehicle had to be shelved due to General Motors selling its 20 per cent stakes in Fuji Heavy Industries (Subaru) in 2005. A concept version of that Saab 9-6 has been revealed at Saab’s museum Trollhättan
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New GM Recall: SAAB 9-7X (2005 to 2007)

General Motors Co.’s ongoing safety recall problem doesn’t seem to be going away. The world’s third-largest automaker by sales is recalling for a third time a group of SUVs to fix a lingering problem: if door switches are exposed to liquid, eventually the circuit boards inside can short circuit, overheat and even catch fire. The
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Cadillac BLS Based on Saab’s 9-3

The Cadillac BLS is a compact executive car marketed in Europe by Cadillac, a division of General Motors. Based on GM’s Epsilon architecture, the BLS was a heavily restyled version of the Saab 9-3. Traditional Saab enthusiasts are likely unhappy with the way General Motors is treating our brand: There was that rebadged Subaru, that reworked
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McCann Ads for Saab

General Motors =2008) is assigning the U.S. advertising accounts for its Saab brand and its corporate ads to the McCann Erickson agency in suburban Detroit. 4 years ago McCann did some Ads for Saab, but this video advertising is never used: Saab/McCann/RTT “Intro” from Madsound on Vimeo. Saab/McCann/RTT “XWD” from Madsound on Vimeo. Saab/McCann/RTT “Snow”
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GM Offers Millions to Victims of Crashes Caused by Defects

A General Motors compensation expert says the automaker will offer millions of dollars in compensation to victims of accidents caused by defective ignition switches. Kenneth Feinberg said compensation will be paid to people who were driving cars of a specific make, model and year known to have problems with ignition switches. When these parts failed,
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GM Safety Inspector was told to ‘not find every problem’?!

A General Motors employee who continued to notice safety issues in vehicles and spoke up was transferred to a job where he was instructed to “not find every problem that GM might have, according to a Bloomberg Businessweek story posted today. Courtland Kelley, now 52, has worked at GM for more than 30 years, originally as a safety
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