For some things, the decision is confirmed months later as correct and wrong in others. Design has half-lives, and good design is very durable. Saab is reputed to have always delivered timeless elegance.
The half-life of Saab Design
The Griffin conversion in Bamberg is now a few months back, the euphoria in the beginning was great. The Black Griffin design package gave the 9-3 what was missing in the 2008er design. Clear edge instead of rounded, bio-dynamic lines. More Saab, more clarity, more individuality.
And today, months later, the excitement is still holding. The Saab looks modern but not fashionable. The ice blue headlights shimmer mysteriously and depending on the light in a different blue tone. Front to front with other, far more up-to-date cars from Sweden, the 9-3 looks dewy. The rear is tidier, the Saab logos are more present. The Saab shows flag. It's just fun to look at the car and drive it.
Is that easy beyond all reason? Yes, perhaps. Because you take money in hand, and yet only an older car converted to additional individuality. But a good, sustainable decision, because you will have more fun with your Saab. Because he just does not age, but looks younger. An already produced car is an eco-friendly car, and upgrading with the Griffin Black Edition is an alternative way for more sustainability - combined with more enjoyment.
The final Saab Design Evolution
Griffin Design is the final evolution of what the brand's design team has designed. There will be no replenishment, which is a loss. Because, under the current circumstances, nothing will come from Sweden, which could make us happy. The owners of the old Saab factory had given 2016 a new minimum target for us in the summer. Saab Design should continue to live and be found in all NEVS vehicles. After giving up the revitalization of the brand, this promise is now obsolete. There was originally a Saabi design designed for the NEVS 9-3 electric car in Trollhättan design.
It was rejected, it was too Saab to the Chinese shareholders. The maximum is the continuous rear bar on the NEVS 9-3x Concept. Everything else did not originate in the Design Studios in Sweden. A Korean team working for Kia and Hyundai drew the Concept Cars.
With this background I would do it again at any time. Because you make it special for yourself and your automobile heart. And because it's the last evolutionary step from the studios of a big, old car brand.