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: China getting Saab 9-3SS and new dealership concept


20Ted
28-05-04, 04:40 PM
Saab is moving into the Chinese market with a "Saab Unlimited" dealership concept. LINK (http://www.gminsidenews.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=5633) to article...

Both the Arc and Vector will be offered in China, and both with hefty price tags...around $60,000 US!!!

Saba
29-05-04, 05:28 AM
Saab is moving into the Chinese market with a "Saab Unlimited" dealership concept. LINK (http://www.gminsidenews.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=5633) to article...

Both the Arc and Vector will be offered in China, and both with hefty price tags...around $60,000 US!!!about what they cost :roll: here

20Ted
30-05-04, 09:46 AM
Saab is moving into the Chinese market with a "Saab Unlimited" dealership concept. LINK (http://www.gminsidenews.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=5633) to article...

Both the Arc and Vector will be offered in China, and both with hefty price tags...around $60,000 US!!!about what they cost :roll: here

I just checked Saab Australia and an Arc 2.0t base is $57900 Australian, which converts to only $38,748.70 US (as of today!)...

Saba
30-05-04, 10:24 AM
Saab is moving into the Chinese market with a "Saab Unlimited" dealership concept. LINK (http://www.gminsidenews.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=5633) to article...

Both the Arc and Vector will be offered in China, and both with hefty price tags...around $60,000 US!!!about what they cost :roll: here

I just checked Saab Australia and an Arc 2.0t base is $57900 Australian, which converts to only $38,748.70 US (as of today!)...One assumes then they will be 2.0t's Arcs and Vectors and not 2.0T Arcs and Vectors as in the US (base 2.0T's start at 68000 AUD + 8000 AUD on-road costs = 76000AUD = $54000 USD (not quite as much as the Chinese market, but still too much). They probably will be 2.0t's, as only North America has 2.0T Arcs and Vectors.

20Ted
30-05-04, 11:38 AM
Wow! :o I guess there is quite a price disparity, even with the US dollar falling as much as it has.

SaabScott
13-06-04, 01:39 PM
Although ... this is really good news for Saab in general!

Why go through all that trouble to just shut the brand down?
This is a long term investment by Saab / GM.

mattrazzo
10-08-04, 12:26 PM
RE: Chinese car prices

The car taxes there are huge. Often doubling or tripling the price of a car. I saw a new Jeep Cherokee (yes they sell them there) sells for $60,000 US once you add on taxes.

China is an interesting car market. I saw the "Best Car Shows - China" on Speed TV the other day. I forget the statistic, but it's something like: in the US the car-person ration is 1:1.3; in in China it's 1:125. Yet with the vast population in China, this equates to a significant volume of cars. VW owns 60% of the market - this is why they have been able to buy Bentley, Bugatti (I think they own them, right?)and others.

The world's car manufactures finally realize the value here. in 1990, the Bejing car show had 7 manufacturers. In 2002 it was something like 65.

squishmann
11-08-04, 04:11 AM
it's funny how the chinese even make knock off cars.

lot's off manufacturers(toyota, nissan, etc.) have had to sue other companies because their badges and designs were too much of a resemblence.