- New 9-3 showcases Aero X-inspired grille and return to ‘clamshell’ bonnet
- Developments in design, performance and handling
- First UK deliveries in autumn
The new Saab 9-3 range will feature bold new styling, inspired by the award-winning Aero X concept car, backed by cutting edge technology for greater driving appeal.
With all-new bonnet, front bumper and wings, ‘signature’ lighting, new door panels and rear styling features, the latest generation 9-3 acquires a more focused, assertive stance, reflecting the introduction of technical advances aimed at delivering an even more rewarding experience behind the wheel.
Most noticeable is the sharper frontal styling, which adopts grille and bonnet themes first seen on the Aero X concept, together with a return of Saab’s classic ‘clamshell’ design. This new ‘face’ is reinforced by other exterior changes that all combine to give the range a clearer, more distinctive Saab identity.
“We are introducing significant developments across three key areas: design, performance and handling,” says Jan Åke Jonsson, Managing Director of Saab Automobile. “The result is a major step forward in strengthening the visual and driving appeal of our core product line-up, which accounts for about two-thirds of global sales.”
The new 9-3 range comprises Sport Saloon, SportWagon and Convertible models, all available with petrol, diesel or BioPower (bioethanol E85) engine variants. Available in four forms in the UK, Airflow, Linear SE, Vector Sport and Aero, the first cars will be delivered to the UK in the autumn.Published 14 May 2007