April 29, 2005

Saab 9-5 and 9-3 rated as “safest cars” in Swedish study

Detroit, Michigan – The Saab 9-5 and 9-3 hatchback have been rated the safest cars in Sweden, following the latest collision study conducted by Folksam, the country’s leading insurance company.

The report, updated every two years, features findings based on assessment of personal injuries suffered in collisions on Swedish roads. The findings are based on an analysis of 94,100 car-to-car road collisions in Sweden since 1994, involving injuries to 35,400 occupants. An injury risk measurement is produced for each car model on which there is sufficient data available, including a wide variety of German, Japanese and Swedish car brands.

The 1998-2005 Saab 9-5 and 1998-2003 Saab 9-3 hatchback each topped their own respective categories, for large- and medium-sized cars, as well as the overall award. The 9-5 also won Folksam’s safest car award two years ago.

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