Saab Plans New Crossover, New 9-2, World Peace
The GM cheering section over at The Car Connection (TCC) checks-in with a look at Saab's crystal ball. Previewing the ostensibly Swedish brand's forthcoming crossover (a.k.a. the 9-4x), new Saab boss and GM lifer Steve Shannon wasn't pulling any punches– or saying anything coherent. ""We will not make the mistake of some other manufacturers, trying to make a 'tweener,' somewhere between a car and a truck. We will not take any risks with this." Huh? After that Zen-koan-on-wheels hits the streets, Shannon's mob will make another attempt at building a
Saaburu 9-2. "We learned a lesson from the 9-2. We need to add a design that's really a breakthrough. There are a lot of very pedestrian, over-priced players in that segment right now." Many of them still making money, no doubt. Speaking of which, Shannon claims Saab is "sustainable" at 200k new car sales per year. To hit that mark, Saab requires a 35 percent increase over current sales. TCC says "Saab is betting it can reach those numbers." We say, where can we get a piece of THAT action?
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