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June 1999 Sales Up 34 Percent Over Last Year



7/10/99

Sales momentum continues for Saab as YTD sales are up over 45%

Norcross, GA - Saab Cars USA, Inc., the U.S. importer and distributor of Saab 9-3 and 9-5 automobiles, announced sales of 3,729 units during June 1999, a 34 percent increase over June 1998 sales (2,782 units). During the first six months of 1999, Saab has continued its strong sales momentum as year-to-date sales are up 45.5 percent over the same period last year (18,757 vs. 12,889).

Sales of the Saab 9-3 remain solid, as 2,199 9-3 units were retailed in JuneĐincluding 899 9-3 Convertibles. This represents a 21% increase compared to the 743 convertibles retailed in June 1998. The fun-to-drive Saab 9-3 Convertible is available with a standard 2.0L turbo engine that can be matched to either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed electronically controlled automatic. Saab also offers 9-3 SE Convertible buyers a 2.0L high-output turbo (HOT) that provides 200 horsepower and 209 Ib.-ft. of torque with a manual transmission.

The Saab 9-5 model line also had another strong sales month. 1,108 9-5 Sedans were sold in June, representing a 57% increase compared to the 704 units retailed in June 1998. In addition, the new Saab 9-5 Wagon, in its third month of sales, continues to build momentum and was delivered to 398 new customers, compared to 298 units retailed in May 1999 and 241 units in April 1999.

Saab Cars USA, Inc. is headquartered in Norcross, GA, near Atlanta.


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