The Saab 99 Turbo made its world debut in September 1977 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Its place in automotive history assured, as the first mass-production turbocharged car.
It was also a major turning point for Saab, sending them off in a new direction. No other manufacturer at the time had anything that could compete. It offered a unique combination of Safety, Space, Performance and Utility all wrapped up in a nicely compact package. The fact that its running costs were also more than acceptable was just icing on the cake. These features were to prove a benchmark for Saab for many years to come.