September 10, 2003
2003 Frankfurt Auto Show
Saab shows 9-3 Sport-Hatch concept
Frankfurt, Germany – Saab debuted its 9-3 Sport-Hatch Concept, a four-door, four-seat wagon powered by a 250 horsepower 2.0-litre turbocharged engine with automatic transmission and a lowered, sports chassis sitting on 20-inch wheels.
The exterior and interior styling follows themes from the Saab 9-3X “cross-over coupe” concept presented last year and the current 9-3 Sport Sedan. Main highlights include: four-seat layout with central “clear zone” motif in front and rear; Information displays on demand via touch-screen functionality; glass roof and recessed load fixing points to eliminate roof bars; powered tailgate with innovative, integrated bike-carrying function; and extra storage floor below cargo deck.