The Saab V-4 models, the 96 sedan and the 95 station wagon, have proven themselves time and time again where the driving really gets tough and the elements are at their worst, such as in the rough European Winter rallies or in the gruelling Mexican Baja 1000 off-road race.
For the non-race driver, who needs to go in any weather the Saab V-4 has also become a stand-by. Its front wheel drive, excellent weight distribution and solid construction have become the favorite features among drivers in the northern and rougher parts of the country.
For 1972 the Saab V-4 models will be even more popular thanks to a new and exclusive feature, that should really prove a boon for the winter driver -- an electrically heated driver's seat.
Saab is the first to offer such a standard heating system, and has developed the unique comfort feature in cooperation with medical experts on back ailments, etc. Built into the seat pad and back rest, the system is automatically turned on when the ignition is turned on and the car interior is below 58¡F. When the temperature of the seat reaches 82¡F a thermostat automatically turns it off.
Saab carried out extensive tests of the heating system during recent cold Swedish winters, making sure that the temperature levels selected were the right ones, and that the system was completely shockproof and cannot be affected by dampness or water that might come in contact with it.
The Saab 95 and 96 are powered by a 1700 cc (103.6 cu.in.) V-4 engine, developing 65 net horsepower (SAE) at 4,700 rpm, and driving the front wheels.
The Saab V-4 models are available for 1972 in the following colors: Amber Yellow, Verona Green, Blue, Tyrol Green, Toreador Red, and White. The interiors are sturdy vinyl, color coordinated with the exteriors.