Saab 92 – 1949 model debut
Saab's been hard at work hyping the company's possible 92 supermini. Just a few days ago, we brought you the initial story where Saab chief executive officer Victor Muller talked about the 92 as a "super-cool" supermini that draws cues from the company's historic past. Now, a bunch of new details are emerging from the Saab camp.
Here's the latest info coming down the pipeline. The decision to green light the 92 will be made within the next 100 days. If the 92 gets the go, a hybrid model will definitely be available. The design for the 92 is all but finalized, as are the specs and dimensions of the vehicle, though Saab's keeping this info under wraps. As Muller tells Autocar, the company targets 30,000 to 60,000 units per year at a price of "Mini plus 10 percent" with a release date of late 2013 or early 2014. Of course, all of this hinges on whether or not the vehicle gets the go-ahead from Saab, a decision that partially depends on the company's ability to find a partner for the 92 project. 100 days doesn't leave much time, but we're hoping a partner steps in and Saab gives the nod to the 92.
[Source: Autocar | Image: Jlord - C.C. License 2.0]