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Saab-Scania AB was the name chosen when truck and bus manufacturer Scania-Vabis of Södertälje merged with car and aeroplane manufacturer Saab AB of Trollhättan in 1968,[1] under the Wallenberg family group of companies. The merger meant that Saab no longer had to import the British Triumph Slant-4 engine, and could instead use the engine production facilities of Scania. In 1972 they started manufacturing the 2.0 L B version. In 1977, Saab took advantage of Scania's experience with turbochargers and added one to the engine, thus creating one of the earliest turbocharged automobile engines to be produced in large numbers.[citation needed]

Saab-Scania consisted of following divisions:

  • Aircraft (traded under the Saab AB brand) - until 1995
  • Cars (traded under the Saab Automobile brand) - until 1990
  • Trucks & Buses (traded under the Scania brand) - until 1995

Saab-Scania had following subsidiaries:

When the corporation was split in 1995 the name of the truck and bus division changed to Scania AB. Saab Aircraft (Saab AB) and Saab cars were also split, with General Motors buying a major holding in Saab Automobile AB.


For information on the products of this company, its predecessors and successors, see:

  • Saab AB — aviation products, including aircraft
  • Saab Automobile — automobiles
  • Scania AB — trucks, buses, emergency services and military vehicles
  • Scania-Vabis — pre-1968 trucks, buses emergency services and military vehicles
  • Vabis — vehicles before the Scania-Vabis merger, in 1911

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  1. ^ Gunston, Bill (2005). World Encyclopedia of Aircraft Manufacturers, 2nd Edition. Phoenix Mill, Gloucestershire, England, UK: Sutton Publishing Limited. p. 164. ISBN 0-7509-3981-8. 

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