Saab History

Scandinavian interior design

Love Scandinavian design? Saab cars have devotees all over the world; and for a good reason – a Scandinavian design, a strict, unique  (some say “quirky”) but elegant interior, perfect engineering, and, of course, an unmatched safety, those are features of the car, made by the famous SAAB.

Saab-planet isn’t going to prolong the lamentations over the demise of Saab. We prefer to reminisce about the smart ideas and smar tdesign from Trollhättan. The odd gray colored button, strangely unlabeled on the center console, near the key, that turned the interior lights on.

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The somewhat “quirky” nature of the Saab interior, key on the floor, the oddly colored buttons and gauges on the dash, the incredibly comfortable seats, and the aircraft like interior.

It was a design that said “form follows function”, there was a reason for everything, not for cosmetics, but because it make sense.

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Like the grill vents on the sides of the rear body panels, they served to let the air out of the cabin, yes Saab called it a “cabin”, like the aircraft world. What makes a car interior great is how well it aligns with the car’s intended purpose. In a Saab cars, there shouldn’t be any distractions or excess — nothing to take away from the task at hand or slow the car down

The Mighty 900 Interior

Interior bordeaux Saab 900

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Saab 9000 Aero interior

Saab 9-3 Night Interior

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Saab 9-3 1.9 TTiD Aero

SAAB stereo system

 

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Saab 9-3 detail

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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