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: Saab, The Safest Car in Sweden for the fourth time

9th May 2003, 06:16 PM
Saab 9-5 continues Saabs tradition as "The Safest Car of Sweden", an award given by the Swedish insurance company Folksam. The award is based on a large number of real traffic accidents in Sweden and statistical analysis of risk of fatality and injuries causing invalidity in car accidents.

The three first Folksam Awards were given to Saab 9000 in 1989, 1992 and 1994. For example, Folksam in 1994 established that Saab 9000 was 65 percent safer than the average car and therefore in its own safety class compared with the best competitors. In 1999 Folksam named Saab 900/9-3 and Saab 9000 as some of the safest cars on the Swedish roads. The cars were ranked into the "Gold group" of five car models that according to Folksam were 50 percent safer than the average car. It is natural that the Saab 9-5 now has taken over the role as the safest car since Saabs safety policy "The Real Life Safety" is also based on analysis of real accidents.

At an award ceremony arranged by Folksam May 5, Saab Automobile was represented by its Chairman & CEO, Peter Augustsson, Per Lenhoff, head of the crash safety team and Torbjörn Olsson, President of Saab Opel Sweden.