SAAB Safety

Saab Safety – Optimized through Real-life Experience

Saab translation – working out what your customer wants is key. Performance. Safety. Style. Individuality.  These aren’t marketing terms, they’re qualities and a 10 minute test drive will tell the average buyer if they’re in place or not. Saab’s entire reputation was built around innovation, deceptive amounts of power from a small engine, safety and respect for the environment.

Saab has a long tradition of successful work with car safety and Saab cars consistently show well in real-life accident surveys, often being ranked best in their segment. In EuroNCAP crash tests, the 9-3 Sport Sedan, 9-3 Convertible and Soportcombi have long since achieveda maximum five-star rating.

Saab cockpit after the accident
Saab cockpit after the accident

Innovation, safety, sport, design

Database covering more than 6,100 real-life accidents involving Saab cars used in computer simulations and crash testing to replicate what happens in real accidents on real roads. Strong steel safety cage helps protect passenger compartment.

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ESP (Electronic Stability Programme) is standard on the Aero model and reduces the risk of skidding and the driven wheels from spinning on a slippery surface assisting you in maintaining control of your car boosting driver excitement and safety.

All last manufactured saab cars follow Saab’s classic design cues of form and function, stylish and aerodynamic design, plenty of passive safety to avoid accidents before they happen and a strong environment to protect the driver and passengers should things go south.

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As a matter of fact, all the innovations they pioneered in those early days – like diagonally split brake circuits, the famous key between the seats, headlamp washers, safety belts (first car with them as standard equipment – 1958) – all these innovations are still present in today’s cars and have been built upon in the GM era with Trionic engine management, Active Head Restraints, Night Panel and more.

We want safety all around us, enough room for the right engine in front of us and the ground moving swiftly beneath us.

We want leather, wood, carbon fibre and soft touch plastics.  And we must have stable, voluminous cupholders.  We want everything automated, powered and preferably with memory.  And we want it all to go faster than the last model whilst handling like a Porsche. Design.  If they get it right, we won’t even notice…

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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.

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