Swedish auto manufacturer Saab Automobile AB, better known as Saab, is a well-known name is the auto industry. Currently, Saab is a subsidiary of General Motors. Their first vehicle they put into production was the Saab 92, which was launched in 1947. Quickly, Saab was able to established a reputation for building safe and reliable vehicles. Although, Saabs are known for their reliability, but like every vehicle they do have their shortcomings. Making sure you have a Saab repair manual on hand, can help these shortcomings be less of a hassle.
In the 1950s, Saab ventured into the computing industry forming a subsidiary, Datasaab. The 93, 94 and 95 came after the 92, and the 99, launched in 1969 was Saab's first foray into turbocharged models. Their early cars such as the Saab 99 were quite successful in rally racing arena.
In 1968, Saab merged with truck maker Scania and up until 1995, the company was called Saab-Scania. They signed a deal with Fiat, in 1978, to sell a rebadged Lancia Delta as a Saab 600. The two firms then co-developed a new chassis, which produced the Fiat Croma, Alfa Romeo 164, Lancia Thema, and Saab 9000.
In 1989, General Motors bought a 50 percent stake in Saab. GM purchased the rest of the shares in Saab in 2000. In 2010, General Motors confirmed it had agreed to sell Saab to Spyker N.V.. By 2012, Spyker announced that the main assets of Saab Automobile AB and its subsidiaries Saab Automobile Tools AB and Saab Automobile Powertrain AB as well as the Saab factory had been sold to a Chinese consortium called National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS).
And with that, the Saab marque's story is far from being over. Although it may take different forms, Saab's name, technology, and spirit is still out there. Whether you’re a lover of a classic Saab or have just purchased your first Saab, remember if you ever need help, having a Saab service manual on hand can make any repair job go easier. Pick up yours today!