Back to the Roots: Saab combi-horn for 9-3 successor 2012

Bring me back the hatch! Saab 900 - Classic - Reissue of the hatchback
Bring me back the hatch! Saab 900 - Classic - Reissue of the hatchback

Saab purists like the hatchback, also known as the combination coupe. For them, the classic 900 and the coupe shape of the 900 II or the 9-3 I are the classic and embodies the Saab philosophy par excellence.

Compared to autoblog, Magnus Hillerborn, Saab's Vehicle Validation Engineer, has now confirmed a combi coupe as one of the approved body styles for the 2012-9 successor to be released at the end of 3.

The combination cup will as 5-door variant appear, as well as a convertible version is confirmed. A combination version will probably follow with some time interval. What would be conceivable is an 2-door coupe, a sedan version is not yet confirmed.

According to Magnus Hillerborn, the 5-door hatchback version should be very - let's say "Saabig" - on the one hand, and on the other hand you don't want to scare off traditional sedan buyers.

Smaller traditional notchback versions are still in great demand, especially in the US market and in southern European countries such as the Spanish market, which is important for Saab. Even if traditionalists like to see Saab interpreted as a “hatchback brand”, the brand image dominated Saab's history up to the appearance of the 900 sedans.

Starting from the 92 to the Saab 99, Saab produced, in addition to a station wagon version and sports car small series, especially sedan types. Therefore, should not completely lose sight of this form.

We are happy about a new Saab Kombicoupe and can hardly wait for the debut.

Source: Autoblog

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