The new Saab 9-3 Griffin replaces the previously known Saab 9-3 range and is available in the Sport Sedan, Cabriolet and Saab 9-3 sports estate.
Recognizable in the exterior design is the brand new Griffin Edition on the redesigned front bumpers and the new headlamps in the Saab ice block design that is already known from the 9-5.
Inside, the instrument panel has a new decor and the seat covers have a fresh look. The Griffin Edition is offered in two specifications, Standard and Aero.
Under the bonnet there is a new 2,0-liter gasoline engine with 163 and 220 hp and direct injection, with variable valve timing and twin-scroll turbocharging. According to Saab, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions should decrease by 4%.
In addition, the current 130/160/180 PS 1.9 TTiD turbodiesel engines are available, the 180 PS version with CO2 emissions of just 119 g / km and consumption of 4.5 liters / 100 km for the Sport Sedan and the SportCombi is particularly interesting.
E85-compatible Saab BioPower-Bi / Fuel versions of both petrol engines are available. There are no more 5 gearboxes in the program, six-speed gearboxes have become the standard manual and in automatic mode.
At the rear of the sports sedan sits the Saab logo now on the chrome trim, all sports sedan variants get mounted on the boot lid spoiler.
16-inch alloy wheels are now standard, 17-inch for Aero and Saab XWD variants. New 17- and 18-inch wheel designs are offered.
The interior also receives a makeover. Titanium metallic effects around the instrument panel, shifter, doors and glove box are new, standard.
The aero interior has a dashboard with a graphite fiber effect that continues with other details. A brushed metallic effect is optionally available for the standard and aero versions.
The revision has visibly done the Saab 9-3 range well. The design has now become cooler, more Nordic and more “Saabig”.
Saab is on the way and has made a convincing gift for the first independence with the new Saab 9-3 Griffin.