Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 13:20:43 +0100
From: johannes <>
Subject: Re: Have Saab reintroduced hatchback yet?

Adrian wrote: > > > Indeed they were. BUT... When the hatch or saloon 9k was replaced with the > 95, they dropped the hatch completely. When the hatch only NG900/93 was > replaced with the 93ss, they dropped the hatch completely. > > If hatches were such a sales success, why would they shoot themselves in > the foot so solidly? Just to clarify: The 9000 CD was produced 1988-1995, production stopped 3 years earlier than for the 9000 CS. That suggests that the hatchback was the definitive Saab 9000. GM might was noticed that BMWs sold in huge numbers, that is also evident just from watching the traffic (South UK). So they wanted to re-focus for a slice of that market. The BMWs were positioned slightly higher up than Saabs at the time; more cylinders, RWD etc.

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