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2010 Saab 9-5 Aero – Click above for high-res image gallery

The next Saab 9-3 will arrive in 2012, so the company is busy digging the sales channels and tributaries that will put the car in growth markets as soon as it gets here. According to Bloomberg, it is negotiating distribution deals in China, Russia, India and Mexico that will give it presences in some locales it hasn't served since 2008, when General Motors pulled back on Saab commitments,

The deals in the works now are for distribution only. Local production in places like China would allow for a far larger magnitude of sales – 5,000 annual sales vs. 50,000, for instance – but Saab's first aim to to build the dealer network by which it can market and sell its cars effectively. It seeks to have deals in place in three of those countries by the end of the year, with an India deal sought by the end of 2011.

Photos by Chris Paukert / Copyright ©2010 AOL.

[Source: Bloomberg]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Nice, but can Saab give us Japanese the new 9-5 now? Please?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Great way to expand, however where is my 9-4X.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That's a strange background for that car. Is SAAB the lumberjack's vehicle of choice?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Saab is hands down more premium brand then Buick will ever be, I hope GM gets bite in the @ss when Saabs achieves success..
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow your really starting to see all the auto manufacturers set up shop in countries like Russia, China, and India. How are these people going to afford a car for sale from a premuim dealership like Saab. These cars are expensive here in North America, what are they going to cost over there? http://dld.bz/carforsale
        • 3 Years Ago
        In that case, I would like to tell you that people from China and India can afford anything in this world, be it buying a Ferrari or Lamborghini and even Bugatti Veyron or be it riding High Speed Rails or whatever. And this car manufacturers are Business Guys, they wont sell cars in markets if they find no profit, and setting up factories is out of question. But to your surprise you can see that numerous honchos are not only selling cars here but also have set up their facility in India and China, so that means they are not only finding this markets profiteering but also highly efficient to provide the rest of the countries and the so called "West Word" with quality goods. And one more thing, IF THE AMERICANS BUY A CADILLAC FOR $40000..WE BUY HERE IN INDIA THE SAME CAR AT $82000 BECAUSE OF 110% IMPORT DUTY IN OUR COUNTRY. SO WE BUY THE CAR AT DOUBLE THE PRICE YOU PAY, AND STILL MERCEDES, BMW, AUDI, PORSCHE, FERRARI, LAMBORGHINI, BUGATTI, VOLKSWAGEN, FORD, CHRYSLER, MASERETTI are all DYING TO ENTER THIS MARKET OF "POORS" who cant afford to buy premium cars. IRONICAL!! WOULDN'T U SAY??