Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 14:27:49 +0000
From: H. <musicboxnopsamrider.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Viggen vs. Aero


>Yes, I know that it _was_ sold in Europe but was replaced by Aero >2001. I just wanted to know about the differences between the models. Erm.... okay, let's narrow this down. The Viggen was sold in the UK from 1998, the Aero from 1999. The Viggen had a custom bodykit, seats, 17" bespoke alloys and 225bhp from a 2.3l-itre turbocharged engine - similar to the one in the 9-5 Aero. In 2000, the Viggen was uprated to 230bhp, from the same engine. In addition the Viggen carried largerd cross-drilled brake discs to cope with the extra power. At the same time the Aero HOT model had 205bhp from an uprated 2.0-litre turbo engine, along with a subtle bodykit, sports seats and 16" bespoke alloys. The Atuo version of the Aero however had all the sytlistic modifications, but the standard 185bhp 2.0-litre turbo, as at the time it couldn't cope wih the extra power. The convertible versions didn't get the sports suspension. The Viggen was discontinued in 2000/01, and the bodykit was carried over to the Aero model, which also gained the viggen seats, though in modified form. The newer shape Aero also then got 17" wheels, and the auto version had a better box and could now cope will the full 205bhp. Convertibles still lack the sports suspension. The excellent Viggen brakes have NOT been carried over to the Aero. Hope this helps. H.

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