Even by today’s standards, Ursaab is a spectacular looking compact car. Its aerodynamic, teardrop shape was clearly the work of aircraft engineers who appreciated the importance of low drag, good stability and light weight.
Saab entered further into the premium car segment when it launched the spacious Saab 9000 model in 1984. The versatile Saab 9000 hatchback provided a wagon-like load carrying capability and was rated as a large car in USA. A 4-door sedan variant, the Saab 9000 CD, followed in 1988.
Saab moved upmarket in 1968 with the introduction of the all-new Saab 99, a second and much larger model line. Designed by Sixten Sason and his assistant Bjorn Envall, the 99 was a long running success that evolved 10 years later into the ‘classic’ 900 series.