IMPORTANT NEWS: National Electric Vehicle Sweden has agreed to buy the assets of Saab Automobile and the sale is expected to be finalized during the summer.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Next generation Saab 9-3

Swedish SvD has come across a presentation of Saab's business plan from January 2011 with a picture of what is believed to be the next generation Saab 9-3.

Looking interesting, doesn't it?

In the rear we can recognize the current Saab 9-5 Sedan with the sloping rear. The rear wheel arch looks a bit like the Saab PhoeniX concept. We have the wrap-around windshield and the blacked out A-pillars from the Saab 9-5.

But is this the real deal?

Well, to me it looks too much like a Saab 9-5 photoshopped into a Saab 9-3.

First of all, the rear looks too much like a slightly altered Saab 9-5 Sedan. And there is still a big front overhang. Earlier Saab has said that they have worked hard on reducing the front overhang on the next 9-3. Furthermore, we have been told that the front fender will be bigger and more pronounced than on the Saab PhoeniX. I don't see that on this picture. But it does look a lot like a Saab.

What do you think?