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2011 Saab 9-4X

Saab Denied Bankruptcy Protection By Swedish Court, Attempting Appeal

After months of failed funding negations and ceased production, Saab, along with its Saab Powertrain and Saab Tools subsidiaries, announced this week that it had filed for voluntary bankruptcy protection with the District Court in Vanersborg, Sweden. However, the court has rejected Saab’s... read more

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2012 Saab 9-5 SportCombi

Mystery Chinese Buyer Orders 582 Saabs, Helps Stave Off Bankruptcy

Late last week it was revealed that Saab couldn’t afford to pay its workers’ salaries and without any hope of a sudden inflow of cash would be forced into... read more June 27, 2011 by


 
Volvo animal avoidance system

Volvo Avoids Animals With New Collision Detection Tech

When you're developing cars on roads that aren't unknown to feature the odd moose around the next corner, preventing drivers colliding with wild animals is understandably... read more June 10, 2011 by


 
Volvo C30 Electric

Volvo C30 Electric Car Leases Start This Summer, In Europe

Volvo showed us its C30 Electric zero-emissions hatchback at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show back in January, which included a crashed example with the car's expensive battery... read more June 8, 2011 by


 
2011 Saab 9-4X

Saab Restarts Production, Future Remains Uncertain

Saab has a trio of decent products now in showrooms, the latest-generation 9-5, a brand new 9-4X crossover and the recently updated 9-3, although the latter is soon to be... read more May 31, 2011 by


 
Volvo flywheel Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS)

Volvo Testing Flywheel KERS, Claims 20 Percent Fuel Consumption Drop

We’ve seen it in Formula 1 over the years, and Porsche has relatively successfully implanted one in its 911 GT3 R Hybrid race cars, but now Volvo is testing one with an... read more May 26, 2011 by


 
Gray Design’s Strand Craft Limousine Beach Cruiser concept

Swedish Beach Cruiser Concept Features 1950s Chevy Design With A Maritime Spin

They certainly are a creative lot over in Sweden. Not only have we enjoyed some oddball yet innovative designs from the likes of Volvo and Saab over the past several decades... read more April 13, 2011 by


 
2012 Volvo S80

2012 Volvo XC70 And S80 Get New Safety And Infotainment Technology

Volvo is updating its XC70 crossover and S80 flagship sedan for the 2012 model year, adding its latest safety and infotainment technologies to the new models in an effort to... read more April 12, 2011 by


 
Saab logo

Saab Seeks New CEO, Considers Building Cars For Rival Firms

This past week Saab CEO Jan Ake Jonsson announced that he would be leaving his post, nearly 40 years after he first joined the company. In his place is Saab chairman Victor... read more March 27, 2011 by


 
2011 Saab PhoeniX Concept

Saab And ZF Establish New Plant For ‘Phoenix’ Platform Sub-Assemblies In Sweden

It appears Saab is relatively safe from going bankrupt in the immediate future, with the automaker announcing today the establishment of a new sub-assembly plant less than... read more March 18, 2011 by


 
2009 Saab 9-3

2010-11 Saab 9-3 Recalled Because Of Faulty Fuel Pump

Owners of 2010 and 2011 Saab 9-3 models should be wary as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is reporting that Saab has issued a recall on this... read more January 23, 2011 by


 
2010 Saab 9-5

Report: Saab Already Planning Updates For New 9-5

The new 2010 Saab 9-5 has just hit the scene here in the U.S. but already there’s word that some updates to the car are coming. Apparently Saab designers are looking to... read more October 18, 2010 by


 
2011 Volvo S60

Report: 2012 Volvo S60 To Feature Five-Cylinder Engine In Base Trim

In the U.S. the new 2011 Volvo S60 is offered exclusively with a turbocharged straight-six engine developing upwards of 300 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque, but... read more October 14, 2010 by


 
2003 Volvo S60 R

Report: Volvo Considering R Performance Range Revival

Most people may not associate Volvo with performance, but the Swedish automaker has offered several notable sporty variants of its regular lineup in the past under the R... read more November 17, 2009 by


 
2010 Saab 9-5

Video: 2010 Saab 9-5 Hits The Road

The Saab 9-5 is long overdue for an overhaul, with the basic mechanical underpinnings in the current model first hitting streets as far back as 1997. A totally redesigned... read more September 21, 2009 by


 
Volvo V70 Plug-in Hybrid Demo Car

Volvo Renews Promise Of Diesel-Electric Plug-in By 2012, May Skip U.S.

Struggling Swedish automaker Volvo announced back in June that it will releasing a new plug-in hybrid vehicle by 2012 as the latest step under its ‘DRIVe Towards Zero’... read more September 21, 2009 by


 
 

 
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