May 15, 2007

2008 Saab 9-3 receives new styling based on Aero X concept

Detroit, Michigan – Inspired by the award-winning Aero X concept car, the 2008 Saab 9-3 range will feature bolder styling and improved technology, says the company.

2008 9-3s will be recognizable by the sharper frontal styling, which adopts fascia, grille and surfacing themes first seen on the Aero X concept, together with a return of Saab’s classic ‘clamshell’ hood design – first seen in the 1967 Saab 99.

“We are introducing significant developments across three key areas: design, performance and handling,” said Jan Ake Jonsson, managing director of Saab Automobile worldwide. “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 Saab’s global sales.”

The new 9-3 portfolio will continue to include Sport Sedan, SportCombi and Convertible models. Available as the 2.0T and 2.8 V6 Aero, the range is expected in North America this fall.

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