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Eric
05-31-2007, 09:32 AM
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.

misterdecibel
06-01-2007, 05:59 PM
"Bold Styling" these days usually means "the entire face of the car is one huge logo".

Eric
06-02-2007, 07:04 AM
"Bold Styling" these days usually means "the entire face of the car is one huge logo".


Or it has over-sized headlights... I agree, there's little that's especially distinctive about any new car - at least, relative to the cars of the '50s, '60s and even the '70s - when stylists were permitted much more leeway.