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is a Swedish manufacturer of high-end that boasts a history of and technical innovations marred by setbacks over the past two

Founded in 1938, the company in military aircraft engineering its first few years of existence, coincided with World War II.

The of passenger cars began in Saab’s plan to create a affordable model resulted in the 92. The prototypes had a drag coefficient of 0.32 (a number that still be impressive today) and rigorous tests to ensure

The car hit the market in 1949 and sold than 20,000 units up 1955, when it was completely and renamed 93. A wagon variant 95 appeared in 1959 and enjoyed a run.

The dawn of the ’60s saw the major revision to the 92’s in the Saab 96. For Sweden, this model proved to be the equivalent of Volkswagen Beetle. It sold 550,000 examples over a span.

In 1964, the first Saab not based on the 92 was introduced. The 99 had innovations and features that come to define Saabs for wraparound windscreen, self-repairing headlamp washers and side-impact beams. The 99 range was expanded in with the addition of a combi model, a body style quickly became synonymous Saab.

The brand merged with Vabis in 1969. A year the 500,000th Saab rolled out of the factory.

The launch of a Turbo in 1978 marked the end of the first-generation 99. It the hearts of rally enthusiasts by several events with Blomqvist behind the wheel.

The 99 into the 900 in 1979. The car became a hit during the ’80s with 900,000 units sold a convertible variant). The 1987 900 was the first front-wheel-drive vehicle to ABS brakes.

In 1989, the struggling car division of was restructured into an independent Saab Automobile AB; General and Investor AB controlled 50 percent A redesigned 900 was the first model to be under new ownership, and due in large to its success, Saab earned a in 1995 for the first time in years. However, the car did not achieve the reputation for quality as the classic

As it celebrated 50 years of automobile in 1997, Saab unveiled a for the ageing 9000: the 9-5. the 900 received a facelift and renaming to its new larger sibling: it would now be the 9-3.

GM exercised their option to the remaining Saab shares in Three years later, a new 9-3 its debut. In 2005, Saab the 9-2X and 9-7X (based on the Impreza and Chevrolet Trailblazer, in North America in an effort to sales.

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Unfortunately, both a critical and commercial failure and scrapped after a few years.

GM ran major financial troubles of its eventually filing for bankruptcy. The announced that the Saab was under review in December Koenigsegg nearly completed a before pulling back at the minute.

After a long General Motors confirmed an allowing Spyker to purchase on February 23, 2010. From on, however, things just getting worse.

In April 2011, several halted shipment of components to the assembly plant because of invoices. As a result, Saab had to production. Unable to pay debts and meet payroll, the company to China’s Hawtai and Pang Da to emergency funding.

Saab’s for a voluntary reorganization – one of its last lifelines – was soon denied and unions asked the government to the company bankrupt.

Technically, is still selling the 9-3 in sedan, and convertible body styles, the and 9-4X crossovers as well as the 9-5

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