Norcross, GA - Saab Cars USA, Inc., the U.S. importer and distributor of NORCROSS, Ga. - Saab Cars USA, Inc., the U.S. importer and distributor of Saab 9-3 and 9-5 automobiles, announced sales of 4,679 units during September, 1999, a 74% percent leap over September, 1998 sales (2,696 units). This represents the best overall sales month Saab has posted since July 1986, the best September ever and Saab's third strongest sales month since entering the U.S. market in 1956. Year-to-date, Saab is also enjoying continued strong sales momentum. With September 1999 year-to-date sales of 31,494 already surpassing 1998 full calendar year sales (30,757), Saab sales are up 43.7% percent over the same period in 1998 (31,494 vs. 21,920).
"We are very encouraged to see our third consecutive month of 4,000+ unit sales," said Dan Chasins, Saab Cars USA, Inc. president and COO. "Considering we are carrying this continued high level of sales momentum already, while launching the new Saab 9-5 Aero, Saab 9-3 Viggen Convertible and 5-door and the performance enhanced 9-3 SE models this month, we are very excited about our prospects moving forward into 2000."
Saab sold 3,409 9-3 models in September, including 630 9-3 Convertibles and 2,268 entry level 9-3 coupes and 5-doors. This great sales success is indicative of the tremendous value to be found in the Saab 9-3 with standard equipment including: a 185 horsepower 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, driver and passenger front and side-impact airbags, Saab's industry-first whiplash risk-reducing active head restraint system (SAHR), 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS, 1 5-inch light alloy wheels and much more.
Sales of the Saab 9-5 Sedan and Wagon models also remained very strong with a total of 1,252 units retailed during September. Saab 9-5 sales continue to far exceed sales of its predecessor - the Saab 9000.
Saab Cars USA, Inc. is headquartered in Norcross, GA, near Atlanta.