A few days after some info about the new limited edition Saab 9-3 leaked out, the Swedish car maker released further details and images of the car which is called the Independence Edition, celebrating Saab’s first anniversary of its independence.
They say independence, but as far as we know they are now owned by the Dutch company Spyker! Anyhow, this numbered limited edition 9-3 Convertible is base don the Aero specification. They will only make 366 units of it one for each day during the first year and one extra for the start of a second year! 80 units of them are destined for the UK market.
The highlights of the 2011 Saab 9-3 Convertible Independence Edition include a unique Amber Orange metallic paint finish, limited edition serial number etched into the rear side windows, Five spoke, 18-inch alloy wheels with a satin chrome/black finish, Parchment sport leather seats and glovebox with amber orange highlights, Carbon-fibre look leather finish for the instrument panel, handbrake, gearshift moulding and door handles, Driver ‘welcome’ message in instrument display, unique turbo boost gauge, Orange stitched sport leather steering wheel and carpet mats with grey piping.
All of the 366 Saab 9-3 Convertible Independence Edition models are powered by a 1.9-litre twin turbo diesel engine with 180 hp, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. There’s no word on the car’s pricing yet.