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Greener CCIA: Saab unveils 1st right-hand drive 9-5

Greener Company Car in Action was the setting for Saab to unveil its first right-hand drive 9-5 saloon.

The company showcased six vehicles at the show and experienced a sell out two days from fleet managers and fleet decision makers eager to take the new 9-5 for a lap around the track.

Saab hopes that the new saloon will re-establish its position in the fleet industry after a slow start to 2010.

“It has been a very slow start to the year,” said Paul Adler, Saab fleet director.  “But we are finding the momentum is coming back to Saab with leasing companies and fleet decision makers.”

As the Greener Company Car in Action event specifically targets environment issues, Saab’s new 9-5 has a strong sales story – it’s the company’s lowest emitting model yet. It has been well received by fleets.

“There has been a wonderful reception to the 9-5, people are happy to see Saab back,” Adler said.

With significant emissions improvements to the 9-3 shortly to be announced and the new low emitting 9-5, Adler is confident that Saab is well placed to become a manufacturer of choice for fleets.

“The 9-5 has a cleaner engine and will be very well placed for fleets looking to reduce CO2 and benefit in kind tax,” he said.

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  • geebo - 18/10/2010 13:40

    I acquired one of the first 9.5 2.8 aero turbo 4wd cars to come into the UK. I have completed 6000 miles in a short space of time. The car performs exceptionally well, has unbounded power, is comfortable and well equipped although the rear seat compartment has exceptional leg room, the equipment afforded to the front seats is not replicated in the rear, i.e. seat heaters etc.I am well satisfied with the car and expect to drive 30,000 miles plus in the first year. D.E.Gee, Staffordshire

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