Saab's March 2001 Sales up 41 Percent

                    *  Saab finishes first quarter 16 percent ahead of 2000
                    *  9-3 sales up 55 percent over March 2000
                    *  9-5 sales up 22 percent over March 2000

    NORCROSS, Ga., April 3 Saab Cars USA, Inc., the U.S.
importer and distributor of Saab 9-3 and 9-5 automobiles, announced sales of
3,177 cars during March 2001 -- a 41 percent increase over March 2000
(2,255 cars).

    Saab sold 1,990 Saab 9-3 models, a 55 percent increase over last March
(1,281).  Included in this total are sales of the 9-3 Convertible, which
outpaced last year by 29 percent (851 vs. 661).

    In addition, Saab's 9-5 model had another strong month with sales up
22 percent over last March.  Saab sold 845 9-5 Sedans (vs. 684 last year) and
342 9-5 Wagons (vs. 288 last year).

    "We're extremely pleased with our strong start to the year," said Richard
O'Kelley, Saab Cars USA's Vice President of Sales.  "In a first quarter
seemingly doomed with uncertainty, our organization responded with excellent


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