This is not an Insignia=Saab thing. Don’t make it out to be that.
BUT considering the next Saab 9-5 is going to be built on the same architecture as the Opel Insignia, it’s interesting to note that the Insignia’s just been awarded the maximum 5 stars by Euro NCAP, achieving 35 of a possible 37 points on their test scale.
There’s always this little fear in the back of my mind with a potential new model. What if it doesn’t live up to Saab’s reputation for safety?
Knowing that this architecture is capable of such a good result, and knowing that Saab’s engineering boffins won’t leave a stone unturned or make a single compromise on safety gives me a lot of confidence that when we see the 9-5, it’ll be the safest car it can possibly be.
Of course, most companies are doing pretty well on safety these days. There’s really no excuse not to with so much at stake and the public having so much access to safety data. I wonder how much Saab’s safety credentials and experience have contributed to the development of new GM cars in Europe and elsewhere?
Congratulations to the Opel guys and bring it on, Saab!!