Saab AB, a Swedish aerospace and defence company, had been created in 1937 in Linköping. The company had been established in 1937 for the purpose of building air crafts for the Swedish Air Force. In 1948, a company site in Trollhättan was converted to allow automobile assembly and car manufacturing.
In 1944, seeing the close of World War II Saab began work on non-military aircraft. The Saab 90 and the Saab 91 were introduced, the 90 was a passenger plane seating 25-30, and the 91 was a small plane for private use.The company made four prototypes named Ursaab or "original Saab", numbered 92001 through to 92004, before designing the production model, the Saab 92, in 1949.
A wagon variant, the Saab 95, was added in 1959. The decade also saw Saab's first performance car, the Saab 94, the first of the Saab Sonetts.1960 saw the third major revision to the 92's platform in the Saab 96. The 96 was an important model for Saab: it was the first Saab to be widely exported out of Sweden. A common feature of Saab car types was the use of the number 9 in the model numbers. The final models were the 9-3 and 9-5, both of which were manufactured in Trollhättan, Sweden. Until 2008, the 9-7 X was manufactured by GM along with the Chevrolet Trailblazerand its platform-mates. The exception to this naming rule is the Saab-Lancia 600, which was are badged Lancia Delta.