Saab’s woes forgotten about with new 9-3 launch

Shortly after being handed a £88 million financial lifeline, Swedish car manufacturers Saab have released details of their stylish new 9-3.

The Scandinavian firm, popular amongst car polish enthusiasts, was bailed out by Chinese vehicle makers Pang Da and Youngman last month and says, with its financial woes behind it now, more and more luxury vehicles will come off the production line.

It is planning to unleash a three and five door rival to the Mini and Audi A1 entitled the 9-1, but the jewel in their crown will be a revamped edition of their best-selling 9-3.

The new model, which will be available in late 2012, comprises a newly designed and more compact chassis and will come with a wide variety of petrol and diesel engine size options.

Its aim is to challenge in market currently dominated by the BMW 3 Series.
The 9-3 range has been a mainstay in Saab’s range since its initial launch in 1998.

Posted by Matt Casson

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