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2008 Saab 9-3

Here are the first official pictures of the facelifted Saab 9-3. Due out in 2008, the new 9-3 gets a more modern look with bolder styling influenced from the Aero X Concept. Press release and wallpapers after the jump..

New Saab 9-3 range debuts for 2008 Model Year

Inspired by the award-winning Aero X concept car, the new Saab 9-3 range will feature bold styling and cutting edge technology for greater driving appeal.

With all-new front bodywork, ‘signature’ lighting, new door panels and rear styling features, the latest generation 9-3 acquires a more focused, assertive stance, reflecting the introduction of technical advances aimed at delivering an even more rewarding experience behind the wheel.

All new 9-3s are immediately 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 iconic 1967 Saab 99. The 9-3’s new ‘face’ is reinforced by other exterior changes that all combine to give the range a clearer, more distinctive Saab identity.

“We are introducing significant developments across three key areas: design, performance and handling,” says Jan Åke 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 continues to include Sport Sedan, SportCombi and Convertible models. Available as the 2.0T and 2.8 V6 Aero, the range is expected in United States showrooms this fall.

2008 Saab 9-3


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