Gm Reveals New Saab 9-3 Range

by : Iver Penn



Maker of , General Motors built the new Saab 9-3 Range just like any other top products of the company.

The new Saab 9-3 range is physically identified with its all-new bodywork forward of the A-pillar, with new bumper moldings and light assemblies in the front and rear. Its new doors and handles for the Sport Sedan and SportCombi are also particularly distinguishing. Across the range, the flared side sill extensions are now standard. All these details blend to give the car a definite identity as well as a more stunning look. For the Sport Sedan, 70 percent of the external body panels and parts are all-new. In a liberal and modern way of expressing the brand's distinctive character, the styling blends contemporary and classic Saab design themes.

Almost the entire exterior of the new Saab is similar to the Aero X concept car. The new Saab grille is matched with all-new headlamp lenses and light units that now have a thin 'eyebrow' lighting zone. In an upswept rear edge, the wraparound units top off. A central wing motif is vividly seen in its grille. This car has a 'clamshell' hood that closes across the top of the front wings. The hood pressing has a sweeping, U-shaped styling line as first seen on the Aero X. The other similar Aero X themes are the swept-back frontal lines with front bumper and splitter assembly with a deep, trapezoidal air intake.

The rear of the Sport Sedan and Convertible now feature smoked white light clusters. The Saab has new bumper moldings that are much deeper with curved, flat surfaces. To accommodate new matte chrome life handle trim with an integrated badge, the trunk lids of the Sport Sedan and Convertible are also substituted with the one similar with the SportCombi. All the external rubbing strips from bumpers and doors (color-keyed on the Convertible) are removed and new door panels now has a simple form with redesigned and color-keyed handles. The visually integrated front and rear with the scalloped corners of the new bumper moldings are sill extensions.

Other exterior refinements include the new flat wiper blades to reduce wind noise, and new alloy wheels, with an 18-inch design now offered as an option on all variants aside from the 1.8i models. Two new colors are added to the range. This includes a Snow Silver metallic paint finish which resembles that of the Aero X.

For a sporty driver focus, the Saab XWD offers greater driver involvement. The new Saab 9-3 Range is comprised by an active system for class-leading performance of up to 100 percent rear torque transfer, high end technology that include pre-emptive engagement and active rear LSD, and new rear sub-frame and suspension geometry.

Other reinventions for driving include Sport Mode standard for automatic transmissions and optional cornering bi-xenon headlights.

The class-leading two-stage diesel turbo engine plus the extension of Saab BioPower are the in charge for the car's performance. It is further boosted by the increased power for 2.8V6 turbo in combination with Saab XWD.

As to the power train, the 9-3 range comes with a new 1.9 TTiD engine. The 9-3 range features a powerful new four cylinder diesel engine with a one-of-a-kind two-stage turbo charging system, a world's first in the premium car segment, giving class-leading levels of efficiency.

That does not end the improvements and added things to the new Saab. Another new features are the 2.0t BioPower and the improved 2.8V6 Turbo. The Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM) and the Bose Centerpoint Surround Sound audio are among the other improvements for the car.

Interior designs and features include the cockpit feel and driver-focused themes of the Sport Sedan and SportCombi. The rear passenger area incorporates an 'f'ixed-head' interior ambience. It is the first convertible to offer soft-top with light colored headlining. One unique feature is the 'hydroblox' water repellent textile for seat upholstery.

Other interior features include 'Profiler' customization, ComSense functionality through 'dynamic workload management', 'light room' or 'dark room' interior themes, dual zone air conditioning, infotainment systems that include DVD/GPS satellite navigation with large 6.5-inch color monitor, Bluetoothâ„? Phone Integration system (BPIS), and fordable wind deflector.

On the chassis, the 9-3 Convertible possesses an 'ReAxs' passive rear wheel steer characteristic, four-link independent rear suspension, front suspension by MacPherson struts with lower A-arms mounted on a hydroformed (hollow) sub-frame, low mounted steering, Mechanical Brake Assist (MBA), advanced chassis electronic systems, and a minimized unsprung weight.

As to the safety, the car has undergone crash testing based on 'real life' research as well as a broad range of crash test configurations. Its safety features include 'DynaCage' rollover protection, front seat-belts that are fully integrated mounted entirely to frame of seat, Saab Active Head Restraints (SAHR), and adoptive front airbags as well as two-stage side airbags.

All these things and more!

The entire parts of the new Saab demonstrates the brand's stronger and more attractive identity that would make it more patronized by the public.