That fits perfectly into the cloudy season! The original retrofit kit for a Saab 9-3 ambient lighting has been available for a few days ... we tested it immediately. Because so far the 9-3 has been a partly dark cave in the dark, which is not up to date.
Ambient lighting in car interiors is a trend, the 9-5 NG and the 9-4x were the last new releases in the Saab world. Anyone traveling in these vehicles will love this feature. It's nice to have softly lit door handles and footwells. The newly released original retrofit kit from Orio AB enables illuminated footwells at the front. A Turbo X was available to us as a test car, and the Saab Center in Kiel carried out the necessary work.
We like the result. The Saab 9-3 Ambient Lighting immerses the footwell in a pleasant, green light. This corresponds exactly to the style of the 9-3 and the lighting of the faucets, everything seems to be from one piece. The drive in the dark is pleasant, the ambient light does not bother, is perceived by the eyes as a gentle backlight. At the same time, the LEDs provide the desired additional brightness in the vehicle.
What does the retrofit cost?
From Orio comes an original retrofit kit with test mark, especially for the 9-3, no crafting solution. This has its price, but it is appropriate. The kit for the Saab 9-3 ambient lighting costs under 100,00 €, the installation is estimated with 1.5 hours. The kit is available from blog supporters and authorized Saab partners.
The opinion of the blog?
Frankly, I'm a fan of ambient lighting. I can't stand dark car caves in winter time. The retrofit kit makes the Saab 9-3 more homely, more modern. This makes it even more pleasant to drive a vehicle from Trollhättan. And to put it bluntly, the Saab 9-3 deserves Orio AB's attention because it is a great, modern car with a lot of potential and style.
Of course you do not need the retrofit kit necessarily, but upgraded makes the daily use of the Saab 9-3 even more joy. Maybe it's the prelude to more accessories from Sweden for our Saabs. We would be grateful for that.
Therefore clear recommendation: the Christmas present for Saab 9-3 and passengers. Drive to the Saab partner. Buy. Have fun.
The original retrofit set is of course available from the dedicated blog supporters in Frankfurt, Bamberg, Kiel, Emmerich on the Rhine, Bad Tölz, Leinfelden near Stuttgart, Goslar / Vienenburg, Hamburg and Dortmund.