GM planning entry level Saab

Saab is considering a new compact car that is smaller and costs less than the 9-3 sedan. If you’ve been dying to get inside a Saab and think this is the way, don’t hold your breath; there are no plans to launch the car until next decade.

“It might be the most dramatically styled,” Steve Shannon, Saab’s general manager in the United States, said at a press event. “The idea is to have an iconic shape. It wouldn’t be a toy.

He told the press that the car won’t be an exotic roadster and maybe a hatchback with functionality. However, this isn’t the first time Saab has attempted an entry level model.  In 2004 it launched the 9-2X, a car that was based on the Subaru Impreza which Saab only sold 7,375 units of in two years. The 9-2X had a base price of $23,685.

Of course, the car will follow the 9-3 Sedan in taking design cues from the Aero X Concept.


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