A GM insider has also revealed that the same hybrid system planned for the new Opel Astra will also be used in the future Saab. The new 9-1 is an important model for Saab as it could potentially be its highest volume. The car will be sold in global markets and will also be available with a hybrid option. The final version will be manufactured at a plant in Trollhatten, Sweden, and will be based on the new Astra-sized Delta platform.
Before the 9-1 arrives, Saab will launch a new 9-4X crossover model. Expect to see the crossover debut at next month’s Detroit Auto Show.