The Saab 9-3 sedan was launched as a "Green Car" in Sweden back in 2010 and became a great success for Saab.
Saab's prediction that the younger model, the Saab 9-3 sports suit as a “green car” would sell even better than the older sedan, is easy to follow. But so far only the sedan has been available as a green car.
This will change on Saab Indepence Day, the 23.02.2011.
The Saab 9-3 sedan was released as a biodiesel version in autumn last year. Low emissions combined with low fuel consumption made the sedan one of the most popular models in the “green car” segment.
The “Green Version” of the Saab 9-3 sedan was the brand's best-selling model in Sweden with almost 45%. And that although the 9-3 sedan, which has been built since 2002, is the oldest model in Saab's range.
The Saab 9-3 Sport Kombi has only been built since 2005 and is the younger model. When the 9-3 sedan was certified as a “Green Car” last autumn, the classification of the sports suit failed due to consumption of one hundredth of a liter. This problem has now been resolved, and nothing stands in the way of being classified as a “Green Car” in Sweden.
At a customer event in the Saab Automuseum yesterday, the managing director of Saab Powertrain, Kjell ac Bergström, confirmed that the Sport Combi is now clearly classified as a "Green Car".
As another model, Saab will present a Saab 9-3 facelift and the Saab 9-3 Griffin for Independence Day.