2008 Saab 9-3 gets new styling

Saab unveiled the new Saab 9-3 range which gets new styling inspired by the Aero X concept car. The most noticeable change is the sharper frontal styling, which adopts grille and hood themes first seen on the Aero X concept. Other cahnges include new rear styling, new door panels and ‘signature’ lighting.

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

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Press Release

New Saab 9-3 Range: Sharper Looks Showcase Enhanced Performance

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 Ã…ke 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.

Source: Saab