Saab News 9-3 successor: Saab confirms three variants

Saab PhoeniX Concept - basis for the 9-3 successor
Saab PhoeniX Concept - basis for the 9-3 successor

The successor of the Saab 9-3 is expected at the end of the year 2012. The debut was originally scheduled for October 2012, but could shift a bit. Saab has today confirmed three body variants. The 9-3 successor, based on the new PhoeniX platform, comes as a sedan, as a crossover and hatchback model.

Currently the most important models of the 9-3 series are the sedans and station wagons, models that were developed in GM times. In the Saab heyday, the hatchback shape was the best-selling model, the Saab 900 with the typical tailgate stood like no other variant for the brand from Trollhättan. In addition to the hatchback variant, which is assumed to be a volume model, there is a sedan and a trendy crossover which will have an "X" as an addition to the model name. The market for crossover models is still the segment with the highest growth rates, Saab wants a small piece of that pie.

The successor of the Saab 9-4x is expected for 2015, which would be a very short model term of the new Saab from Mexico. The successor is then produced in Trollhättan. All new Saab are powered by Mini / BMW Turbo engines and can be equipped with the Saab's own E-AWD system.

Nothing was said about the small Saab 9-2. The question remains whether there will be a convertible version of the 9-3 successor, this is not yet confirmed. Saab dreams would be. Saab brings after a long wait finally a hatchback variant!

Text: tom@saabblog.net

One thought on "Saab News 9-3 successor: Saab confirms three variants"

  • If it saa Until the end 2012 Survived and not before bankruptcy (bankruptcy) I think that with good advertising and hopefully good quality again become a top brand and finally see profit. Let's hope you can bring these models to the market by the end 2012 is a long time! when the new model arrives I'm one of the Estonians who race to the Saab dealership and look at the hatchback I hope the Saab 9-3 hatchback is a coupe and not a wagon! that would not fit! a great Saab coupe with hatchback dan I would really think about whether I get a new car normally I would not get a new car!

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