was the name taken when truck
merged with car
manufacturer Saab AB
in 1968, under the Wallenberg
group of companies. The merger led to the advance that Saab no longer had to import the British Triumph Slant-4 engine
, but could use the engine making facilities of Scania
so, in 1972 they started manufacturing there for 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 engines in large production numbers.
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.
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