It's been 10 years since Saab introduced the new 9-3 Cabriolet. The advertising in the USA ran under the slogan "The State of Independence". A place, according to the advertisement, where all convertibles have a turbo under the hood and the sun is shining. Today, 10 years later, turbocharging has become widespread.
Many manufacturers offer more or less well-made turbo engines. Few of them reach the level of the legendary turbos from Trollhättan. Only the “State of Independence” has burned down.
But maybe something completely new and exciting is currently emerging in Trollhättan, and our Saab journey continues. Possibly also with new convertibles. In the commercial, a 9-3 in the cult color “Lime-Yellow” roars through the picture. In the end, however, Saab's colors became increasingly gray and courage waned.
Not quite, however, because there was the new “Independence Cabriolet” in a red-orange color and there is also another exciting Saab story that goes back to the 2013 model year. I will tell this story in the next few days.
For the weekend Allen, who are as Saab-crazy as the blog team, have fun with the promotional clip, which is also a joy on warmer days without snow!