Historical: Saab had been planning a new model
as long ago as 1974, but work did not get fully underway
until 1979 and the collaboration with Fiat/Lancia in a
project to produce a larger car. The project was known as
"Type Four". Styled by Italian Giorgetto
Giugiaro, the 9000 ultimately ended up significantly
different from its sister cars the Fiat Croma and the
Lancia Thema. Of the 155 or so part that made up the body
just around ten were interchangeable.
A front-wheel drive with a transversely mounted engine
meant that the interior was more spacious than the Saab
900 despite a slightly shorter external length. The
combination of the folding rear seat and the
estate/saloon opening rear hatch provided good
The 9000-series was produced from 1985 to 1998.
Length: 4.78 m (186 inches).
Width: 1.80 m (70 inches).
Weight: 1.950 kg (4.290 lb.).
Engine: Own 4-cylinder, 2.290 cm3 (139 cubic inches)
displacement, turbo charged, liquid cooled.
Transfer case: None.
Electrical system: 12 volt, negative ground.
Tyres: 190/65 - R15.
without preparation: N/A.
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: N/A.
Crew: 1 + 4.