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Failed plans for Saab 9-2

The Saab 9-2 is definitely the missing link in the portfolio of Saab cars…

Saab 92, or 9-2 was a car that was proposed in 2010 be added to Saab’s production line by 2014, under its then new ownership, Spyker Cars though some commentators considered the project a pipe dream.

It shows cues from the raindrop-shaped 92 that launched Saab cars in 1949 and the slightly more conventional 93 to 96 from the ’50s and ’60s.

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Eduard Gray’s Saab 92010 Sixten concept

This should be, The 9-2 should thought to developed in a joint venture with another automaker, probably European. Although little is known about the design, those who have seen it report it is the same teardrop shape as the 1949–1956 Saab 92, but also futuristic with the front similar to the new Saab 9-5.

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3 years ago…AutoExpress claims that BMW and Saab are looking to shack up for the production of a new 9-2 based on – you guessed it – the Mini Cooper. The idea was to create a new compact Saab that can go toe-to-toe with Audi’s teacup fighter, the A1, while lessening the burden of development costs for Saab’s parent company, Spyker. 

For all the known reasons, all plans have failed…

 

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Goran Aničić
the authorGoran Aničić
For over 10 years, Goran Aničić has been passionately focused on Saab automobiles and everything related to them. His initial encounter with Saab cars took place back in 2003 when the first Saab 9-3 and sedan version were introduced. At that moment, he was captivated by the car's Scandinavian design logic and top-notch engineering, and everything that followed stemmed from that first encounter. Later on, through his work at the editorial team of the Serbian automotive magazines "Autostart" and later "AutoBild," he had the opportunity to engage more closely with Saab vehicles. In 2008, he tested the latest Saab cars of that time, such as the Saab 9-3 TTiD Aero and Saab 9-3 Turbo X. In 2010, as the sole blogger from the region, he participated in the Saab 9-5ng presentation in Trollhättan, Sweden. Alongside journalists from around the world, he got a firsthand experience of the pinnacle of technological offerings from Saab at that time. Currently, Goran owns two Saabs: a 2008 Saab 9-3 Vector Sportcombi with a manual transmission, and a Saab 9-3 Aero Griffin Sport Sedan from the last generation, which rolled off the production line in Trollhättan in December 2011.

5 Comments

  • SAAB failed for many reasons. Rust, GM.. but the brand is possible to restart again if you have the right money.

  • True, and it’s no different where I live in the US. But this is not a SAAB problem as it happens to all the cars in these regions as it’s just simple Chemistry. Before I got into SAABs decades ago I owned several Toyotas and a Honda… now those cars were real rust buckets, and already decades earlier than any of my SAABs (1987 900S, 1985 SPG, and 2006 9-3).
    I’m all on board with your statement that the brand should be restarted!

  • Too retro, 20 or 22 inch wheels doesn’t look right. If Saab had focused on the light truck market that would have been fantastic!!

  • If only Ford had bought them, every car make under Ford turned 😕 to gold, would have made Saab a premiere manufacturer, reduced, John not Lesley

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