Saab 9-4X Crossover and Saab 9-5 Sedan Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick 2012

Some good news from the US, to follow on from the 2011 Top Safety Pick awards previously given to these vehicles….. —— Trollhättan, Sweden: The Saab 9-4X crossover and the Saab 9-5 Sedan have both earned a ‘Top Safety Pick’ for 2012, the highest rating for crashworthiness awarded by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the United States for a second consecutive year. “Saab Automobile prides itself on its ability to create vehicles which focus on the safety of the driver and its passengers in real-life situations,” said Per Lenhoff, Head of Safety Development at Saab Automobile. “It […]

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Manager of the Year award given to Saab’s Peter Dörrich

I’ve mentioned a few times here at Inside Saab that we have a number of good reasons to expect to hang around here for some time. Specifically, they are: Product Plant People Brand, and Heritage Yesterday we had a wonderful example of one of our people being rewarded for his efforts. Even in these difficult times – perhaps especially in these difficult times – Saab people shine through. If you read a review of the Saab 9-4x, especially a review sourced from North America, you’ll likely read the reviewer say that the vehicle is a Saab version of the Cadillac […]

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News from Asia – Saab 9-5 named COTY in Singapore, 9-3 Griffins arrive and leave in Taiwan

We’ve had some good news from Asia in the last few days. Very encouraging indeed. On top of the Saab 9-4x being shortlisted for Truck of the Year in the United States, the Saab 9-5 has just been awarded a Car of the Year award in Singapore. The press release: Saab 9-5 named Car of the Year in Singapore Trollhättan, Sweden: The Saab 9-5 Sedan 2.8V6 Turbo has been named Car of the Year in Singapore by a prestigious Consumer Guide, published by Wheels Asia. The annual ”Car Buyer’s Guide 2011/2012” ranks all models on sale in Singapore, and the […]

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Saab 9-4x short-listed for 2012 North American Truck of the Year

There’s some great news for the Saab 9-4x this week. The new Saab crossover has not only enjoyed some fantastic reviews since being released earlier this year, it’s now been shortlisted for the 2012 North American Truck of the Year award. Elegible vehicles are selected based on the fact that are either new, or substantially changed from the previous year’s model and have a reasonable expectation of selling 2,000 units per annum. Vehicles made both in North America and outside are eligible. Seven vehicles have been shortlisted for the TOTY award and they are as follows: BMW X3, Honda CR-V, […]

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Saab wins design poll at Auto Express

Auto Express magazine (UK) has just handed out it’s 2011 New Car Awards, and the award for Best Design goes to …… [drumroll] …… the Saab PhoeniX Concept. The award for Best Design was decided by public poll. The PhoeniX was up against 39 competitors but took a massive 30% of the vote (yes, Saab does indeed have an engaged online community). Second place in the award went to the Alfa Romeo 4C and the final spot on the podium was occupied by the Jaguar C-X75. Auto Express’ comments: Concept cars are designed to grab headlines, and Saab’s PhoeniX did […]

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Saab’s Magnus Hansson – Rising Star

He’s probably going to kill me for writing this up publicly 🙂 I’m very, very pleased to pass on that Saab’s Director for the Nordic Region, Magnus Hansson, has received a Rising Star Award from Automotive News Europe. Automotive News Europe is delighted to announced its first winners of the Rising Stars — a new annual award that honors mid- and upper-level managers who are likely to become CEOs or executive board members in the future. ANE will honor the 2011 Rising Stars, and their mentors, at a gala dinner in Cologne, Germany, June 29. This is fantastic news. I […]

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Saab wins gold, silver medals at World Media Festival

The World Media Festival is an event held in Germany to honor excellence in corporate communications productions. It covers film, TV, web and print productions. Here at Saab we’re very proud to acknowledge the Gold and Silver medals awarded for two of our communications films in association with our agency, Valentin and Byhr. Saab was awarded a gold medal in the category ‘Advertising: Online’ for Introducing the new Saab 9-5: — Saab also won a silver medal in the category ‘Corporate Communications: Press Conferences’ for Introducing the new Saab 9-4X. —

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Saab Design chief Jason Castriota named as one of the Top 100 creative people in business

Jason Castriota, Saab’s Executive Director – Design, has been honored by Fast Company Magazine as one of their Top 100 Creative People in Business for 2011. The Fast Company list of 100 Most Creative People spans entertainment to medicine to technology to social enterprise. People honored in 2010 include artists Lady Gaga and Jay-Z, thinkers such as Chris Andersen from TED Conferences and various executives from Nike, Nokia, Microsoft and Nissan. Jason Castriota was appointed the head of Saab Design in June 2010. Prior to this appointment he had previously held positions as Design Director at Stile Bertone and Chief […]

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