Masterparts stocks a minimum of 45,000 parts and spares at any given time – and if we don’t have a part you need, we’ll do our best to find it for you. Masterparts stocks a wide range of Saab parts for the Saab 9-3 and Saab 9-5 models.
About Saab Automobile
Founded in Sweden in 1937, Saab began by building bomber and fighter planes for use during World War II.
After the war, the company turned its attention to producing a small, affordable car. Released in 1947, the Saab 92 featured a unique, wing-shaped profile, a transverse two-stroke engine, front-wheel drive and a safety cage for improved safety.
Like the Ford Model T, it was originally available only in one colour. In the case of the Saab 92, that colour was green.
In 1955, the company upgraded the Saab engine, adopting its trademark trapezoid grille, and in 1959, a wagon model was introduced. The 99 Saab, launched in the 1960s, was a larger, more powerful vehicle, with turbocharge. By 1970, Saab had sold a million of its cars.
In 1969, Saab AB merged with the Swedish truck manufacturer Scania-Vabis AB, to form Saab-Scania AB.
In 1978, the company introduced the Saab 900, which was to become its best-selling model. In the same year, Saab teamed up with Fiat, going on to produce models under the brands Saab 9000, Alfa Romeo 164, Fiat Croma and Lancia Therma.
By the late 1980s, Saab was struggling to compete and financial pressures led to factory closures, along with sale of 50% of the company to automotive giant, GM. GM was subsequently to acquire the company in full.
In 2010, GM sold Saab Automobile AB to the Dutch automobile manufacturer, Spyker Cars N.V. Following a failed attempt to sell to a Chinese consortium, Saab was reformed into the company now named National Electric Vehicle Sweden (Nevs).
Nevs restarted production of an electric version of the Saab 9-3 Aero sedan in 2013, and production of new models is anticipated.
In June 2015, Nevs announced its plans to build a $400 million factory for electric cars in Tianjin, in northeast China.
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