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No mentioning of 9-5 sales. But expect to see a few more 9-2X on the road ..... whizzing by you :)





Saab finished June 2005 with 6,593 total retail sales, of which 1,999 for 9-2X alone. This is clearly the best month ever in Saab's entire 49-year history in the US. The Saab 9-3 sedan saw an increase of 25%, while the all-new 9-7X SUV had a promising start while still being restricted during the production ramp-up.

Saab USA general manager Jay Spenchian: "Main factors that contributed to our success in June were the "Employee Pricing For Everyone" program and a combination of increased public awareness and more attractive pricing for the 9-2X. Also, the 9-3 showed a clear increase, which is an encouraging signal for the upcoming extension of the model line with the Aero V6 Turbo and the 5-door SportCombi this fall." Saab USA is well under way to reach the 40,000 overall sales target for the year (38,159 in 2004).

9-7X SUV retail sales were 316 vehicles for its first month - keep in mind that this is still a restricted number as we are gearing up production.
 

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SaabKen said:
No mentioning of 9-5 sales. But expect to see a few more 9-2X on the road ..... whizzing by you :)





Saab finished June 2005 with 6,593 total retail sales, of which 1,999 for 9-2X alone. This is clearly the best month ever in Saab's entire 49-year history in the US. The Saab 9-3 sedan saw an increase of 25%, while the all-new 9-7X SUV had a promising start while still being restricted during the production ramp-up.

Saab USA general manager Jay Spenchian: "Main factors that contributed to our success in June were the "Employee Pricing For Everyone" program and a combination of increased public awareness and more attractive pricing for the 9-2X. Also, the 9-3 showed a clear increase, which is an encouraging signal for the upcoming extension of the model line with the Aero V6 Turbo and the 5-door SportCombi this fall." Saab USA is well under way to reach the 40,000 overall sales target for the year (38,159 in 2004).

9-7X SUV retail sales were 316 vehicles for its first month - keep in mind that this is still a restricted number as we are gearing up production.
In a record month, 9-5 was down a lot. They better get the refresh right...


9-2X1,99948***.*4,22549***.*9-33,6083,00515.413,37314,786-9.69-5691992-33.03,0074,595-34.6Saab Total6,2984,04549.720,60519,4306.0
 
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I guess people know the 9-5 is getting a revision in less than a year so they're holding off. It seemed odd to me that Saab was discounting its best-seller (the 9-3) more than the 9-5.

9-7x sales were a little disappointing to me (316 units), but considering a lot of dealers don't have any yet it's not surprising. Hopefully there's still a lot of interest in it.
 

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Crosspost from Trollhattan:

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Did GM have a sales rise in June?

Well, duh!!!

Who cares about the whole company? This is a Saab site, so how did our little Swedish/Japanesish/Americanish car company go? (And yes, it felt wierd to write that)

Well, based on sales days in June 2005 vs June 2004, Saab recorded a mere 57% sales rise!!!!

That's 6,614 units this year compared to 4,045 unit in June last year. In the 6 months to June 2004, there's been 20,968 Saabs sold in the US vs 19,430 being sold Jan-June 2004.

There were 1,999 9-2x's sold for the month, almost double what was sold in May (which was a record month itself). Perhaps the surprise is that there were 3,608 9-3's sold during the month - I'd have thought the 9-2x would have been the runaway volume winner due to the rebates.

The 9-5 sold a mere 691 units and the 9-7x, hampered by invoicing and delivery problems, managed to book up a mere 316 units.

Here's hoping GM extend the discount period as rumoured and give the 9-7x a better chance.
 

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Reason the 9-2X didn't outsell the 9-3 is because it is still mainly a cult car (moreso than other Saabs), and because they didn't make as many. They only have about 2,000 left somewhere out there (of 8000), and that is supposed to last until the 2006 MY.
If they extend this sale, they will run out of 9-2X by the end of July. Not that it would be a bad thing.
 
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