UK Analyst Forecast Increase in Residual Value of Saab Cars

Leading leasing companies and industry analysts in Great Britain are forecasting trend-busting improvements in future residual values for Saab’s best selling models. According to industry analysts CAP, the residual value of Saab’s top-selling model, the 9-3 1.9-liter Turbo Edition diesel Saloon, has risen over £1,000 during the last 10 months.

“The rise in forecast values for the Saab 9-3 over the last ten months has been driven by an increased confidence in the brand; allied to an improved product content creating a better future used car,” said Jeff Knight, Monitor Editor at CAP.

Apart from renewed confidence in the Saab brand, which has been independent for more than a year now, this trend reflects the advantages of benefit-in-kind taxation for Saab’s latest 9-3 manual twin turbo diesel range.

With CO2 emissions of just 119 g/km in combination with the 180 hp variant, the Saloon and SportWagon are within the lowest diesel benefit-in-kind taxation band for company car drivers. Recent specification improvements, such as Bluetooth phone connectivity, Leather upholstery and heated front seats are fitted as standard on all models, so you won’t exactly be wanting for comfort.

“These rising residual values show that Saab is moving swiftly in the right direction,” says Paul Adler, Saab GB’s General Manager, Corporate Sales. “This significant trend is due to a number of factors: greater confidence in the brand, improved specifications offering greater value, and a competitive advantage in terms of CO2 emissions for our best-selling models. With more new products to come later this year, such as 9-5 SportWagon and 9-4X crossover, Saab is in good shape to continue its renaissance."
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