2008 Saab 9-3 review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 14 May 2007 , 11:05:33 byAlina

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Saab 9-3

Saab released a few images of the 9-3 range for the first time and it seems that it will have a body styling inspired by the award-winning Aero X concept car and will use innovative technology. The best that you can see is the sharper frontal styling, which adopts grille and hood themes first seen on the Aero X concept. This model is actually a big step forward in strengthening the visual and driving appeal of their core product line-up, which accounts for about two-thirds of global sales. The new 9-3 range contains Sport Sedan, SportCombi and Convertible models and they all offer three options in terms of fuel: petrol, diesel and BioPower. The new range will go on sale in Australia before the end of the year and you should also know that it is available in three forms: Linear, Vector and Aero.

Images of the new Saab 9-3 range released for the first time today, reveal the new 9-3 will feature bold styling, inspired by the award-winning Aero X concept car and cutting edge technology for greater driving appeal.

With all-new front bodywork, `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 hood 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 Sedan, SportCombi and Convertible models, each offering a unique `tri-fuel` engine choice of petrol, diesel or BioPower (E85).

Available in three forms, Linear, Vector and Aero, the new range will go on sale in Australia before the end of the year.