* Saab 9-5 Sedan sales up 58 percent.
* Saab 9-5 sales up 45 percent vs. November 1999.
* Saab 9-5 represents 60 percent of total sales.
NORCROSS, Ga. - Saab Cars USA, Inc. the U.S. importer and distributor of Saab 9-3 ana 9-5 automoiles, announced sales of 3,131 cars during November 2000. This IS a 25 percent increase over November 1999 (2.500 cars).
Year-to-date, Saab has virtually closed the gap with cumulative sales in 1999. The current year-to-date sales of 35,726 units is down only 2 percent from the same period in 1999 (36 621 ). Annual sales through November 2000 are up 31 percent over 1998 same period units.
The Saab 9-5 Wagon sales continue on track to meet the annual sales forecast of approximately 5,700 units. Year-to-date units are currently 5,353. November wagon sales were up 20 percent over last year. The other strong performer this month was the Saab 9-5 Sedan. Sales of 1,364 units represent a 58 percent increase over 1999.
Sales of the Saab 9-5 models represent 60 percent of the total month sales. Saab retailed 1,890 9-5'S versus 1,241 9-3'S. This is the third consecutive month that 9-5 numbers have outpaced those of the Saab 9-3.
For the 2001 model year, Saab introduces some exciting new features to its existing line of vehlcles. Saab promotes its tradition of innovation, technology and real-life safety by becoming the first European brand to introduce advanced, voice-activated on-board communication services standard in all of its U.S. models. This system—the latest generation OnStar—uses wireless technology and state-of-the-art voice recognition and text-to-speech technology to provide hands- free security, information and concierge services. Saab will also continue to offer its No Charge Scheduled Maintenance Program. This covers all 9-5, 9-3 SE, and 9-3 Viggen models.
Saab Cars USA, Inc. is headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, near Atlanta.