Redesigned Saab 9-3 Range to Hit North America

By: Evander Klum

The newly redesigned Saab 9-3 range will grace dealerships at North American this coming September. Some of the noticeable changes made on the 9-3 range are found on its frontal styling which is obviously inspired by the award-winning Aero-X concept car created by none other than the Swedish subsidiary unit of General Motors, Saab.

The redesigned 9-3 range with high quality was developed to strengthen the sporty appeal of the 9-3 lineup by combining modern styling with classic design themes that reflects Saab's distinctive character. The other enhancements done on the 9-3 range include:

&bullAll new bodywork, bumpers with brand new light assemblies both front and rear, brand new doors and handles for the SportCombi and Sport Sedan.
&bullThe addition of flared side sill extensions offered as standard feature across the range
&bullA more prominent Saab grille complemented by all-new headlamp lenses plus light units that would become part of the brand's signature feature.
&bullThe use of a clamshell hood which is another Saab signature feature
&bullThe use of flat wiper blades and new alloy wheels.
&bullAddition of high-level standard equipment such as XM Radio, OnStar, tire pressure monitor, rain-sensing wipers, quiet package and remote to open the convertible top.

Prices for the 9-3 range are the following:

&bullSaab 9-3 2.0T Sport Sedan (three consecutive years included in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick) - $28,385
&bullAero V6 model - $35,365
&bullSportCombi 2.0T - $29,630
&bullAero V6 SportCombi - $36,265
&bullSaab 9-3 2.0T - $39,710
&bullAero Convertible - $45,665

Aside from the 9-3 range, Saab has also announced the pricing of its 9-5 and 9-7 ranges:

&bull9-5 Sedan - $37,205
&bullAero Sedan - $38,300
&bull9-5 SportCombi - $38,455
&bullAero SportCombi - $39,550
&bull9-7X 4.2i - $39,935
&bull9-7X 5.3i V8 - $42,035

Saab has celebrated its 60 years in the business this year. And to commemorate such momentous event Saab has released Anniversary Editions of its 9-3 and 9-5 ranges.

The 9-3 Anniversary Editions are offered in SportsSedan and Convertible models. This special edition Saab 9-3 will have a sporty rear spoiler as an option and will be have the new Sand Beige soft-top option for the Convertible.

The Anniversary Edition 9-3 will also come in ice-blue metallic finish with one-of-a-kind 17" light alloy wheels. Inside is a stylish black Anniversary leather sports seats with contrasting grey panels, similarly thick grey stitching and a painstakingly embossed Saab name.

Meanwhile, the Saab 9-5 Anniversary Edition aside from the same ice-blue metallic finish and 17" unique light alloy wheels offer something more that are sure to entice you.

The doors and fascia of the 9-5 Anniversary Edition are dapper with a dark walnut veneer or a tinted metallic-effect fascia and door trim which are offered as option. Inside are controls and instruments with classy metal finish details which extend to the 9-5 SportCombi with specially designed optional roof rails.

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