Saab hopes this model will rekindle the spirit of the Ford Sierra Cosworth by offering company car drivers high performance and something different from the executive models available. The Aero has been engineered to offer peak torque between 1,900rpm and 4,000rpm, giving strong pulling power at low speeds.
A lower and firmer chassis, upgraded brakes, traction control and new body styling measures are all fitted as standard. The company saw its share of the fleet market fall by 2% from January to June this year. Saab's UK corporate sales manager, Margaret Small, said: 'This has been a tough year for us but we believe the Aero will be a good company car for the user-chooser market.'